Travelling is undeniably one of the most fantastic things that we love to do. Whether it is for business or pleasure, travelling makes everyone happier and provides us with new experiences and memories. The Internet is filled with travel bloggers who are breaking the routine and exploring newer places. But there are instances in which travellers have fallen victims to tragic accidents. The recent one involves the Indian couple, Minaxi and Vishnu, who ran the travel blog ‘Holidays and Happily Ever Afters’. The two died after falling from California’s Yosemite National Park. Followers of the couple, who ran the blog have been expressing their shock and sharing condolences on their official Instagram handle.
The couple died while doing what they always loved—travelling. Meenakshi (Minaxi) Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath were travel bloggers who were living and working in the United States. According to media reports, park rangers recovered their dead bodies 800 feet below Taft Point, a place where visitors can walk till the edge of the ledge that does not have a railing. On their website, the couple has shared many beautiful memories while travelling across the world. They left us with beautiful pictures from their travel journey for us to remember them forever. Vacation Turns into a Tragic Accident! Woman Slips to Death at Nandi Hills, Husband Makes a Narrow Escape.
The last post on their Instagram.
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Which is them dreamiest season of allll?🤔 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 😍Falllll!😍 ... With golden capes draped over mountains as far as the eyes can see, there is no denying that Vermont has an unbeLEAFable foliage😉, don’t you think? Moments like this truly makes me believe in the magic conjured by Mother Nature.✨ ... Are you in the “Autumn-Is-Magic” 🍁✨ fan club? Any leaf-peeping hikes planned this year? • • • #naturalvermont #travelvermont #welovevermont #vermontlife #vtphoto #scenesofnewengland #fallinnewengland #thisisvt #vtpixels #colorfulnewengland #travelcolorfully #vermontfall #visittheusa
Apart from being a promising photographer, Vishnu is a software engineer who had recently moved to work in San Jose, California. Meenakshi had ambitions of becoming a full-time blogger.
The mountains seem more alive with that Bollywood pose.
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Sajnaaa Kya Ye Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai 🎶 💏💕 🎼 ... Vishnu and I grew up watching a LOT of Bollywood and @iamsrk and @kajol is one of our daaarling on-screen pairs everrrr.😍When we planned White Sands NPS, I knew I had to get an SRK-Kajol inspired Bollywood Dance pose in a Designer Saree 😉 and here you go. But can you tell I am burning with a 105-degree flu 🤒and was actually balling my eyes out 😢 just a few minutes back as I lost something forever with a ginormous sentimental value? #realitycheck ... Anyhoo, a faaav dialogue of ours, by the King of Bollywood @iamsrk never fails to give us goosebumps even for the bajillionth time when we hear those words of wisdom.✨The lines read 💎 “Kehte hain ki…..Filmon ki tarah hamari zindagi mein bhi End mein, sab theek ho jaata hai..Happyssss Endingssss..Aur agar theek naa ho, toh woh The End nahi hai dostoo, Picture abhi baaki hai…..” #OmShantiOm 🎬 ... It roughly translates as, “It is said that just like our films, our lives too have a happy ending. Happysss Endingsss. But if it is not happy for you, it is not the end yet my friends, it is not the end. The movie has not ended as yet.…”✨ Or in my definition, there is more to YOUR movie, mate. YOU get to define when is your Happyyysss Endingssss. 💕 YOU always have a choice.🤘YOU can rebuild.💪YOU should never give up cos it is not yet over my friend, not yet when you are still ABOVE the ground 🤗 #pinkpositivelight ... Now is it any surprise that this man @iamsrk’s movies inspire millions all over the world including yours truly?🤩A lot of you have asked me how I manage to stay bubbly and bouncy 🤪 I owe it to my choice of Books📚🖋 /Bollywood Music/Films 💃🕺👯♀️ aaaaand Disney 🧚♀️ 💗. I would love to know if there are any regional movies/songs which has influenced your persona? 🧐💗 • • • #newmexicotrue #nmoutside #nmco #travelNM #PureSW #FindYourPark #instagramersnm #onlyinnewmexico #WhiteSandsNPS #visitnewmexico #travelustcouples #belovedstories #loveandwildhearts #dreamscape #getoutandphoto #passionpassport #teamkaptainkenny #livetravelchannel #exploreaholic #createexplore #traveladdicts #wanderandwish #traveldreamseekers #OnGoogleMaps #itsamazingoutthere
In their blog, Minaxi is described as a mermaid-haired wanderess who loves to waltz with words. Vishnu wows her and everyone with his ‘phantasmagoric’ photographic skills.
A cautious warning by the blogger.
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CHASING SUNSETS or CHASING LIKES ??? 😛 ... Sooo today on #socialmediabadasstribe we are talking about limits of #doitforthegram.😶Yeah sure it can be limitless but guys, we reaaaallly need to have boundaries(this is handy as life lessons too but we will revisit that later😉) A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs ⛰and skyscrapers🌆, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? ☠️ Is our life just worth one photo? ... When we squirm at another selfie attempt gone south 😱 from a skyscraper, let’s remember to save that in our core memory 🧠 and not the memory dump 🛢(I am still on the Inside Out 🎬 train y'all 😬) Same applies when we get our knickers in a twist and hog a spot till we get the perfect shot🙄 I know I know, I am guilty as charged for all of this 🤦♀️ and if I didn’t have Mr. Two Goody Shoes, Vishnu 🤭 with me, I am not even sure if I would have written this post. ... Let us all try to be responsible digital citizens and use our “numbers” to be transparent and honest, shall we?🤗 None of us is perfect and the more we accept it and share our flaws as much as our wins, we are one step closer to creating a sane social media without the scary brouhahas.💕✨ ... Still there?👀 Woohoo, a backflip is in order, or wait maybe a pizza? 🍕 What about a unicorn ice-cream 🦄 🍦 with some Disney-approved cotton candy 🍭🍬 and pixie dust infused sprinkles 🧚♀️ if…..IF you could tell me the one time you were effin’ proud of being candid and real AF in social media? 😎 ... PS - Not sponsored but sweatshirt is from @radearthsupply • • • #grandcanyonnps #northrim #instagramaz #visitarizona #travelarizona #shotzdelight #discovertheroad #usaroadtrip #visittheusa #outdoorsusa #exploretheusa #womenwhoexplore #iamtb #radparks #thediscoverer #gtgi #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #hikemore #radgirlslife #travelreality #dreamscape @womenwhoexplore @visit_arizona @visittheusa @shotzdelight
In this Instagram post, Minaxi warned her readers of the dangers of attempting to take photographs in potentially life-threatening situations. With an image of herself perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon, she wrote, “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs and skyscrapers, but did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?”
Some major couple goals!
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"If you see past the wrinkles, you can find the twinkles ✨ If you look beyond weary winters, you can sight the summer sunshine ☀️ And if you fancy a fairytale, fight for it, I promise you will find it. 🌹" - 🖋Minaxi 💕 ... When someone says “Love is not a fairytale”, the romantic in me often feels disappointed and dejected. 🥀Of course I agree that love doesn’t always come easy, but who said fairytales ✨ had it rosy all the time? 😊After all fairy tales have their share of sadness as well, but aren’t the endings what defines them to be a “fairy-tale” ✨? 😍 ... The dreamy and delirious love ❤️ promised to us is not something we chance 🌹upon. It has always been something for us to create 🌹 ... Here’s to creating our own fairytales 💕and living out our happilyeverafters 💕 as fascinating as the fantasies that flicker in our imagination 💕 • • • #brooklynbotanicgarden #iamtb #pinkpositivelight #whyilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #forloveandtravels #nyclovers #loves_ny #newyorkcitylife #peopleofnewyork #peopleoftravel #travelzoo #dreamscape #travelust #getoutandphoto #sakuramatsuri #coupleslovetravel #belovedstories #travelawesome #travelsandchill #seeyourcity #thediscoverer #wanderful #magicplace #explorationgram #happilyeverafter #travelingcouples #couplestravel #thehappylife #youandiwanderlust
Both of them were clearly travel-obsessed and had inspired many people across the world to strive and keep travelling. How the two fell is still unclear. Investigators are looking into the matter and investigating what had occurred at the famous spot. From preliminary investigations, it's clear that the couple has indeed fallen from the cliff. Their family and friends are mourning their unexpected demise. May their souls rest in peace!