So, this is my first attempt on documenting something which is life to me. Yes, Travel. What got me started was my urge to share travel experience and inspire others in the best possible way. Because of our busy schedule, sometimes we forget to live it to the fullest and end up giving absolutely no time to self. So trust me, travel does make you think and look at the things differently and truly gives a new meaning to life.
This blog is all about places I have traveled to in 2017 and before I head straight into it, let me start with my favorite quote:
Travelling is in my blood ever since I was a kid. Thanks to my parents who took me to the places during holidays which include major parts of India, Far East Asia and some of the European countries. But once you grow up and start earning, all these lavish and exotic holidays come to a halt and get restricted to one holiday a year. Then there comes a time when you start travelling on your own with your own definition and perspective of exploring new places. You pass out from college, get a job, take couple of years to settle in, make savings and then start figuring out on what to do with life next. Some buy a new car, some invest money in properties, some get married too early and some just spend these earnings on the things which they feel are more important to them. I was at this stage in early 2014 and opted for travel without giving a second thought. Started with few trips which include trekking in Manali, Jungle Safari in GIR and few road trips in nearby states only to realize that I am going in the right direction.
I don't generally make resolutions on New Years' as I find them sham. But at the start of 2017 I decided to make this year memorable one by not doing things differently but by doing something that I should have done way long back and too often and that is Travel. Not that I haven't traveled in past, but this time I decided to travel once in every two months and give a new life to enthu wanderer inside of me. And today as we step into New Year 2018, I can proudly say I made it truly a 'Travel Year' with 6/8 trips in last 12 months. Yes, that's right. It all started with Mountains in January and gave it a perfect closure on the beautiful beaches of Goa in December. So when you ask me whether I am a sea person or mountain, you get my answer right here.
Here's the list of places I visited last year (2017):
January: Chadar Trek, Leh. March: Pondicherry. May: Mysore, Coorg, Wayanad. June: Delhi. July: Valsad. October: Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jaipur. November: Bangalore. December: Christmas Eve in Goa.