Why Travelling On Your Birthday Is The Best Idea Ever

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Do not overthink the absolutely brilliant idea of hitting the road on your birthday, NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND.

I've been on a trip on my birthday, and believe you me, I have no regrets. I still remember how skeptical I was about the plan and was almost sure that going out of the city would destroy the comfort zone I needed on my special day.

(I cannot reveal the destination, unfortunately, because many of my friends still think that I just disappeared on that day.)

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But travelling never disappoints. Does it?

Instead of trying to force every person around you to make the day all about you, travelling inevitably does the same, minus all the effort.

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Ever since then, heading out of the city tops the list of plans I have on my birthday. For those of you dreading another wasted night at the bar on your special day, here's a list of things you can do while travelling on your big day.

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1. Start now and set a travel goal for your birthday

Be it taking a short hike or an adventurous trek or a scuba diving certificate, make up your mind and start training for it. Make sure you remember the day for a reason worth remembering. Most importantly, make it a day of achievement.

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2. Celebrate your birthday at a travel hostel

If you plan to stay at a travel hostel, the only must-do is to stick a note telling everyone that it's your birthday and leave it to fate. When you're surrounded by like-minded travellers, you know that the day will end with a PARTY!

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Image Credits: The Madpackers Hostel

3. Grow up for real and volunteer

Especially in your 20's, when you'll experience a series of celebrations year after year that end in a hangover, break that cycle for once. Go out and experience the life of people who live in a different reality than you do and try to make a difference. In the process, it's essential to exercise your discretion and carefully choose the organisation you work for, that provides genuine support to the underprivileged community. This can also be a month-long private celebration and you can also collect some good karma.

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4. Take your gang along

This might sound a little crafty, but planning a birthday getaway with your best pals can put them to the true test of friendship. Only a few would keep aside their routine and travel the distance to make your day special. The ones who don't believe in solo escapes, travelling with your own small gang could be the best way out.

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5. Avail birthday discounts

A simple reason for you to travel on your birthday could be the hundreds of discounts awaiting you. From hotels to flight upgrades, you can avail plenty of benefits on your special day. No matter where you go, pleasantly ask for a discount since it's your day to be that entitled BIRTHDAY B*TCH!

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Believe it or not, Bob Marks has written an entire book titled, How to Get More Love, Money and Success by Traveling on Your Birthday, telling you how it's an absolutely correct decision according to astrology to travel on your birthday.

Read more: Spiti: A birthday gift from an elder sister by Nilanjana Das

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What is a celebration if not breaking the routine and having the time of your life. Head out solo or take your gang along, there's a party waiting for you at every spot on the map.

So believe and go the distance!

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I have travelled on my birthday for last few years...that's the best gift I get from my hubby! Memories of traveling to different places are the best things one can have. I just wish I can travel on every birthday of mine.
Sun 04 30 17, 07:33 · Reply · Report
The best part of spending a day all about me by myself is that the day was truly all about me. I got to do exactly what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, and how I wanted to do it without having to take other people into account. . It may not have been the best birthday I’ve ever had but it is definitely the best choice I’ve made in a while. It was truly all about me, as it should always be.
Sun 02 26 17, 21:53 · Reply · Report
I did the same thing on my last bday.. This past sunday on 8th Jan was my birthday. I recently moved to a new city where I know a grand total of three people. My good friends and family are all hundreds of miles away, at the very least, so spending time with loved ones on this day was not a possibility. About one week prior to this day, I decided that this birthday would be different from all of the others: I would spend it completely and totally alone. Even if the opportunity for human contact arose, I would avoid it. Me Time was the only thing on the docket. . On my birthday, my plan was to visit Srisalam, which is 265km far from my place. It is one of the Jyotirlinga of lord Shiva. I slept early the day before my birthday. I woke up at 4am , I tried not to look at any birthday greetings on Facebook or on my phone. I put my phone on on Airplane Mode for next 15 hours. I showered, did my prayer , put on my riding gears. With, blood in tank and fuel in veins I twisted the throttle.
Sun 02 26 17, 21:52 · Reply · Report
when is the nxt trip
Sun 06 26 16, 09:52 · Reply · Report