Hello, it’s a pleasure to meet you! My name is Rifat, I am an architect, interior designer, blogger, and the driving force behind Suitcase Season.

I am originally from Chennai, India, and have resided in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2015. My love for travel and adventure was instilled in me at a young age, and it was further amplified after my honeymoon to the beautiful island of Mauritius. Since then, my husband and I have visited over 35 countries together, fueling our passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. Through my blog, I hope to share my adventures and perspectives with the world.

Until 2021, I had a stable career as an architectural designer, but I constantly felt that something was missing, despite being content with my profession. The limited two weeks of time off each year left me yearning for freedom and the opportunity to explore the world. During the pandemic, I made the bold decision to quit my job and pursue my dream of traveling the world and living life to the fullest. Since then, I have been embracing the world without limitations and living life on my own terms.

Traveling is a transformative experience that offers unique and memorable moments that provide a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. It exposes you to diverse cultures, worldviews, and lifestyles, thereby expanding your horizons and fostering personal growth.

Through Suitcase Season, I aim to share my passion for travel and inspire you to explore and experience the world! Whether you’re in the planning stages of a trip or just daydreaming about future travels, I am here to help you turn your travel dreams into reality.

I strongly believe that life is short and the world is wide! There is so  much to see and experience, so let’s make the most of every moment we have been given.