Priyanka Chopra might be away from Bollywood at the moment but she surely knows - and shows her fans - how to live life to the fullest, particularly through travelling. Gripped by wanderlust, she inspires us with her travel posts on Instagram and gets us enthused about packing our bags and setting off on a globe-trotting lifestyle. Ever since the global sensation tied the knot with Nick Jonas in a fairytale-like wedding last year at Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur, the pictures of the couple have taken over the internet by storm. They not only give us some serious couple goals, but they also make us want to explore the nook and cranny of the world.
From the Carribean escapades of their honeymoon and their London getaways for Christmas and Valentine’s Day to the Switzerland escape for New Years, the lovebirds always have something to share with us. Very recently, PeeCee posted a picture from Delhi and wrote, “Best travel buddy ever..hello Delhi.. so good to be back.. @nickjonas”. A day after letting their hair down at the Oscars after-party, the couple made their way to India, with Priyanka all set to resume the shooting of Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink.
Priyanka, who counts Mumbai and New York as home, travelled a lot around India as a child, because of her parents’ jobs (they were in the army). She had lived in Jharkhand, Delhi, Bareilly, Ladakh, and Ambala all before she was 13, and loved travelling as a child. “I didn’t worry about making new friends, I just loved discovering India,” she shared with a publication. How has travel changed her life? Priyanka shared that travel has changed her life completely. “When I was young I used to be really upset about having to move, and [my dad] would play a game with me, saying that if you decided what you are where you were, when you go to the next place, no one is going to know you. You can be whoever you want. So I used to plan, “Alright, when I’m in this new city I’m going to be dancer or sing or whatever.” It made me very disciplined and made me be able to deal with whatever life threw at me because I could handle it.
Of all her travels, which is her favourite city, and why? PeeCee shared that it’s Miami. She loves it there and informed atlas.etihad.com that she’s the happiest when she knows that she’s shooting a movie there because she gets to spend time on South Beach. And the best things she’s learnt from travel are creativity, empathy, and learning. “The teaching it gives you is one of the reasons I am so in love with it,” she shared. She always packs her mandir (portable mini-temple), makeup bag, iPad, and the latest film script. What’s the best dish she’s eaten on your travels? It’s not fine dining – she loves pizza, cheeseburgers, wings. Her motto is that while her metabolism is still good, she should take advantage of it! Her favourite travel pastime is shoe shopping at airports and when she’s in the mood for some retail therapy on her travels, she shared that her must visit is Barneys at New York.
When Priyanka is in the mood to paint the town red, she travels to Mumbai. “People need to realise how awesome Mumbai is for partying – and I don’t think a lot of people outside the city know that. Apart from maybe family, when I go back home, one of the things I look forward to most is partying,” she told atlas.etihad.com, while also sharing that her best-kept travel secret is drinking lots of water during the flight and moisturising 20 minutes before landing.