There are so many weekends or days off where you wake up late, keep lying on the bed, scroll through your Instagram feed while simultaneously messaging your friend wishing you guys could just run away from the constant buzz of the city, to the palm trees of the sandy beaches or the mighty oaks of the foggy hills.
And, how many times have you actually done it? Zero?
The heart wants what it wants and so it is your duty to fulfill this intense longing of your heart to travel. This new travelling phenomenon is for everyone out there with itchy feet.
I call it a “Pajama trip”, you can call it an impromptu trip or impulsive traveling!
A Pajama trip means that if you feel like going away on a trip, you do not think about it for more than an hour, you bundle up your friends in their night-wear /home-wear, pack up the essentials and just leave.
Ditch the long discussions and the pointless Whats App chats, give the pre-planning and heavy luggage a skip. Work on an impulsive thought, go on an adventure and just live in the moment.
The Pajama-Trip bag:
If you wish to go on a series of Pajama trips then it’s best you prepare a small backpack that you never empty. It’ll save you oodles of time and you’ll never forget to take anything, whenever the plan is on, all you need to do is go home, pick the bag and leave.
Essentials you must pack in the bag:
1.) Some clean inner-garments and an extra pair of clothes.
This will be extremely useful if you end up at a waterfall, a water-park, a resort that has a crazy swimming pool or just in case you reach the place and decide to spend a few nights there.
2.) Sanitary Napkins/Tampons (very important! Girls, we don't wanna miss this.)
All the basic medicines that one may require from crocin to a tablet for road-sickness (you may not need it but a friend or a fellow-traveler may and it's best to always be prepared) and of course if you’re on some prescribed medication.
You can also include a mini-relispray and some band-aids. Since these are totally unplanned trips, there are chances you may injure yourself during a random hike, trek or an adventure activity that you may participate in.
The most important item to keep in your backpack. Always keep around 4000- 500o rupees spare cash in this backpack. It does not mean that you’ll spend this amount on every trip, this is just to prepare you for any unpredictable emergencies, since most remote areas do not have ATMs.
Because, hello! we need to look cool for the photographs (and protect ourselves from the harsh sunlight)
6.) Sanitizer and Soap
7.) Phone Charger
Do not depend on your friends for a charger, always carry your own. And in case you own a power bank, do add it to the bag.
8.) Deodorant and a Mini-Toothpaste
9.) Government Id Proof (Aadhaar card, pan card, driving license anything like that)
10.) Weather Cover
If you’re traveling during the rainy season then a rain-coat and a hoodie or a jacket for the winters.