Esha Samajpati meets a wild pony on the Island of Assateague. Photo by Pinaki Chakraborty. Click on photo to enlarge.
GoNOMAD Writer Profiles
Esha Samajpati: Hikes, Bikes and Walking Tours
Esha's first submission to GoNOMAD was about her hike to Gertrude's Nose in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York State with her husband, photographer Pinaki Chakraborty.
We loved the story and photos, and since then Esha and Pinaki have done stories about many of their trips along the East Coast from Assateague Island all the way to Magnificent Maine.
The writing and the photography are crisp and clear and the stories give the reader lots of ideas for weekend and day trips to inviting destinations.
Esha worked in advertising in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), India, before moving to Connecticut.
"Even now, when I visit a city, the billboards draw my attention," she says. "How a city advertises tells me a lot about the place and the people."
Pinaki is a software systems consultant by profession and is passionate about photography.
Besides GoNOMAD, Esha has been published in Bootsnall and destinationsnewengland.com. She writes a blog called The Business of Advertising and a travel blog called Miles to Go. She can be reached by email.
"I enjoy writing for GoNOMAD," she says, "my favorites being the hiking trips that I take with my husband every other weekend. Every so often, I like taking road trips to discover little-known quaint towns along the East Coast."
Read about Esha's trip to Portsmouth on SeacoastNH.com
Pinaki Chakraborty taking in the view from Gertrude's Nose. Photo by Esha Samajpati. Click on photo to enlarge.
Read more GoNOMAD stories by Esha Samajpati:
Princeton, NJ: Famous Residents and History on Every Corner
New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels: Where Classic Meets Contemporary
Montana’s Northern Tier: Dinosaurs, Diners and Drag Racing
Montana’s Glacier Country: Majestic Mountains, Hip Downtowns and Cozy Lodges
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Bucolic Beauty and Outdoor Adventure
A Taste of Providence: Sampling Rhode Island’s Quirky Cuisine
Sights and Sounds of Providence: Rhode Island’s Creative Capital
New York, New York: Taking a Bite of the Big Apple
New York's Finger Lakes Region: Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Why We Can't Stop Talking About Eat, Pray, Love
Portsmouth: New Hampshire's Historic Seaport
Jordan Pond on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. Click on photo to enlarge.
Glass Wonders and Downtown Attractions in Corning, New York
Winter in Kandahar: Life in Afghanistan Before the Taliban
Durga Pujo: Kolkata's Favorite Festival
Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Magnificent Maine: Hikes and Lobsters on Mount Desert Island
Hiking Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s Highest Peak
A Walking Tour of Boston's Waterfront
New Haven: Center of Culture and Cuisine in Connecticut
Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland: Summer Fun with Wild Ponies
Upstate New York: Hiking the Gertrude’s Nose Trail in the Shawangunks