The beginning of this story is fairly regular. Everyone goes through a phase where they feel saturated with their full-time jobs and many tend to question if it's worth going through the daily drill to get to the holy grail – the coveted appraisal at the end of the month. Usually, when struck by these thoughts, I'd check the number of pending leaves, apply for it and book tickets to any place that fits the budget.
On a fairly gloomy work day, I decided that I would plan and book a solo getaway to the mountains. That afternoon, when I was reading a 'how I quit my job to travel full time' blog post, a dear one tagged me on social media to say that his friend had started a portal called little local, that partners with NGOs at various destinations and helps you work with local communities, while you travel.