“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.”
This is a little note for you, and if you are reading this, why thank you for dropping by.
I am a 36-year-old wide-eyed Indian and a writer by profession. I used to be a journalist till about five years ago I called it quits with the newspaper I worked with in New Delhi, India, and moved to the UK with my husband. We live in Northampton, the town of cobblers (who make dreamy, expensive shoes). We share a passion for travelling and adventures, eating, cooking and photography. Some day we want to have two cuddly big dogs when we have a home to call our own.
Travelling is not about being lucky or having all the time in the world. Or all the money in the world too. If you are passionate about something you will do it no matter what. You have to be great planners, with a bit of spontaneity thrown in to spice things up a bit (once in a while, we book flights a night before travelling), nifty savers (we like to eat out less on regular weekends at home and shop a little less so that we may slip that extra bit of cash into the travel bank) and focus on knowing how to use air miles (this is an art really and if you have not started with collecting air miles, you better get on to it now).
When I travel, I do it for the sake of ‘not being a frog in a well’. It is quite easy to slip into a corner of the world and not know anything about how the other part of the world lives. I cannot bear the thought of such an existence because I do not not want to know this wonderful world, its people, their cultures, their food and languages, their many quirks and beers. To keep moving is the great affair of my life and this travelling diary of mine is a record of these precious memories that shall make me smile when I am 80 and you, hopefully, now.
I would love to hear your thoughts on why you travel and how you spice up your travels across the world.