I never understood why travel was so hep. Is it hip? Whatever the kids are calling it nowadays.
Don’t get me wrong. I relish new experiences to the core. But, I don’t need travel to feel that high.
Learning a skillset that takes five minutes, fondly gazing at the patterns the sun makes on the greenery and creating art give me that high.
Accomplishing a goal and hearing a refreshing perspective puts me on cloud nine. Maybe I’m easy to please.
Travel is associated with exoticism. Nature and culture can be found closer to home if you watch with a painter’s gaze and a poet’s soul.
The most precious thing about travel to me is uninterrupted time with your friends or family. This, I agree with, if you commit to going Wi-Fi free.
My concern is that most people I’ve spoken to, seem to equate travel with an escape. I think time, energy and money are better spent fixing your day-to-day life over planning fancy vacations.
I’d take an escape if my world would turn topsy-turvy while I’m away. But, when I return, my mess is still mine to clean up and I find that nothing has changed.
While weekends are precious, let’s create Monday mornings that make us look forward to the wonders weekdays can bring.
So, the next time you travel, ensure that you soak in that novel adventure, without worrying about being insta perfect.
The next time you long for travel, remember that there are multiple adventures hovering around you waiting to be experienced.
Copyright © Roshni Ramanan