Our Mission Statement

Spirited Navigators’ goal is to help people become comfortable traveling around the world be it is solo, with family and/or friends. Self awareness and discovery comes from understanding the world we live in.  Without this, realization of how inexperienced we are will never seep in.

We take pride in having traveled many countries with years of experience behind us, and also having a deep passion to learn about the cultures of the world. We continue to learn, and that never stops. We believe that traveling is the best form of education anyone can have in life. Spirited Navigators (Kapil & Saadia) want to help you feel the same with ease. Let us help you customize your trips and itineraries in such a way that will make you want to explore the world endlessly!

Furthermore and importantly, we want to partner with hospitality and airline industries to build and promote positive tourism. In that process we want to be able to help build and strengthen communities in challenging areas of the world and bring awareness to these areas because we truly believe in social causes that can change people’s lives.

Come…explore with Spirited Navigators; and let’s navigate, learn and improve our planet together!

  • Kapil Desai
    Kapil Desai Founder/Photographer

    Kapil has a unique perception when it comes to capturing travel moments through photography. Incredibly meticulous about every frame of shot, he will spend however long it takes to ensure that the moment he’s seeing in real life is what you’ll see as a viewer in reel life. It’s not about the camera for him, it’s about the vision. A wanderlust himself, he is known for spontaneous travel. One minute he’s contemplating on where to go and the next minute (literally) he buys a ticket to a destination and is set to leave the same day! Yea, it doesn’t get more spontaneous than that, folks. With his spontaneity comes a lot of last minute everything, which includes boarding the plane as the last passenger, often. Kapil is passionate about airports, airlines and visual concepts. So if you read about these three topics on the blog, chances are, he’s the source. Two of Kapil’s non-travel passions are fitness and latin music. If you ever step into his car and think you hear a distant noise in the background, turn up the volume, it’s Latin music playing on his radio! Kapil is serious about leading a healthy life style, which travel does not often inherently lend itself to. So, you can be sure that if Kapil is traveling to a destination, the only research he will have done is whether or not there is access to a fitness center nearby.

  • Saadia Shamsie
    Saadia Shamsie Founder/Writer

    “Hand me a book and put me on a plane to anywhere – I’m the happiest girl in the world! Keep me in one place for too long and I become obnoxiously restless!” This pretty much sums up Saadia. Traveling since the age of 7 months, her father played an instrumental part in her wanderlust. Never outright stating the benefits or importance of travel, he made sure the family traveled a lot. In his eyes, it was the best form of education. These countless road trips and annual international trips would be the catalyst to a lifelong desire to wander the world. Saadia is a planner and has a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out). She loves researching destinations, creating itineraries, and while not strict about following them, she likes to have background knowledge of everywhere she goes. Ask her what she’s doing in the next five years, she has no clue, ask her what trips she’s got planned, and she’ll spit out her itinerary instantaneously. When she’s not traveling or writing about travel, she’s writing about food and life. She also loves to reads…a lot. In fact, at any given point, you will find her surrounded by five or six unfinished books, predominantly because she inevitably forgets what she read previously and has to start all over again.

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