I see a globetrotter inside me every time I think of Travelling.
Everyone’s idea of adventure is different. Travelling is mine. Each time I go away I unleash myself into the unknown. Adventure feeds the soul, propels me forward and amazingly can stir up the most creative ideas. We don’t need much money to see beautiful places and do things we haven’t done before. This year when we planned Coorg, knowing I had limited resources motivated me to step out of my comfort zone. I planned to catch the LOACL bus, went on really long walks and explored places by foot; things I normally wouldn’t do at home.
When I had been to Goa with the UFO gang two years back, few mornings I woke up at 5am, walked down to the beach with Nikki and watched the sunrise come up with a McDonalds coffee.
It might seem cheap but staring out into the vast ocean with no one around and thinking of all the things I am grateful are moments I still think about today. They are the times when I felt the magnificence of this universe and was filled with the presence of absolute joy. Money can buy some happiness but no amount of money can buy the feeling of pure peace.
Having less to spend allows us to brainstorm other ways to enjoy our time and sometimes it’s good to just be. Like walking around the streets with music in your ears and no exact destination in mind. Which leads to the next point.
You don’t need to stay in expensive places and do everything touristy. Make your own experiences, do things a little different, spend on quality things like food and walk as much as you can. The experience of travelling is always enriching and what we learn can last a lifetime.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain