About Triplicity by Craft
I’ll never forget it. Wekiva Elementary School in Orlando, FL. My mother had picked me up from school a little late and while we were walking to the car, my 3rd grade teacher stopped us. She said, “Rani has a real knack for writing. Keep an eye on that.” We had recently moved to Orlando, after my parents divorce, and hearing something so encouraging like that - it made my year.
Her career started off in 2002 working at Discovery Communications, Inc. as a photo and video editor, and digital content producer. She produced digital content for hit shows such as Miami Ink (TLC), Little People, Big World (TLC), BirthDay Live (Discovery Health), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel) and more.
It’s at Discovery where she found her passion for putting captivating content together for the web in the form of text, photos and video. From 2006 to 2016, Rani’s work focused solely on TravelChannel.com. During that time, Rani traveled to Singapore to train the cast of 5 Takes: USA how to blog. She supervised photo shoots for the cast of 5 Takes Europe in Silver Spring, MD and for 5 Takes Pacific Rim in Los Angeles. Her work has also included video production and direction for the former Discovery Health network’s annual National Body Challenge, which took her back to the Los Angeles area.
Currently, Rani is director of convergence (TV Shows) for the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned hgtv.com, travelchannel.com, diynetwork.com and greatamericancountry.com, where she leads a team of 3 in creating engaging content for millions of viewers on their digital and social platforms.
See more of Rani in Travel Channel’s Facebook Live Parent Tips: Prep Your Backseat for Traveling With Kids
The daughter of 2 world travelers, travel was inevitable for Rani. Her first excursion to Africa and Europe came during a business trip with her father to Dakar, Senegal and Paris in 2003. Shortly thereafter, Rani’s love of travel intensified. In 2007, she cruised from Barcelona, Spain, to Malta and Italy, with stops in Naples, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence and then to France, with stops in Monte Carlo and Nice. In 2016, she returned to Rome, where she immersed herself in the city by staying in an Airbnb and taking a cooking class. Rani has also rode horseback in Jamaica and in Big Sky Country – Montana – where she stayed at a working ranch. It was one of the best experiences of her life.
What’s next on Rani’s Bucket List? Traveling to Rwanda; staying at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in Botswana for an unprecedented experience of viewing wild game on the African plains; and something a little more domestic – camping in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
Why the Blog and now, Shop? Rani’s passion for writing came so naturally that in everything she did, she wanted to write about it and share it.
It came to the point where I was sharing so much on Instagram and Facebook that I felt it was turning into a blog. Times where I wanted to share more details and link to my blog for more… I couldn’t because there wasn’t a blog. It was then that I realized I needed an official blog to share my adventures.
With Triplicity by Craft, Rani doesn’t claim to be an expert in either field, more of a passionate connoisseur. She enjoys sharing her passions with you and vice versa.
The Triplicity by Craft Shop was a natural evolution. Although the blog has only been around since April 2017, the passions it highlights have always been there. I love to share the things that I love. When I commissioned the fabulous Jena Holliday of Spoonful of Faith, to illustrate my logo for the blog, a major lightbulb moment happened. The illustrations were so unique and fun that I just knew folks would want to rock the travel, food and photo icons in their everyday lives.
The ‘Craft’ within ‘Triplicity by Craft’ comes with a strong heritage from which Rani pulls her strength. Her great-great-great-grandparents Ellen and William Craft escaped from slavery in Macon, GA in 1848. They ran 1,000 Miles for Freedom, all the way to England.
My mother, Julia-Ellen Craft Davis, has become the family historian. She speaks on the Ellen and William Craft story so well that she’s been a speaker at many events and even guest on Travel Channel’s ‘Mysteries at the Hotel’, which featured the Craft’s story. You can learn more about their story on JuliaEllenCraftDavis.com.
As a mother of 3 and director of 3, life is busy. Rani believes in living in the moment – that life is happening right now, not when it’s convenient. The more she can travel, take pictures and eat exceptionally well – that’s living the best life.