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Travel

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I never understood why travel was so hep. Is it hip? Whatever theย 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.

Copyrightย ยฉย Roshni Ramanan

 

 

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50 thoughts on “Travel

  1. Martin Eddy says:

    I agree with you for the most part. But for me travel isn’t about escape but about making meaningful connections with people all over the world. Sharing experiences has given me such amazing friendships that have lasted the distance. I count myself truly blessed to have gained these friends.

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  2. That’s a good thought. I think travelling is good for your mind and your body as you experience something diferent from your daily routine & I truly agree that it is not an escapism from your life and I really don’t like people going to new places with all their insta updates and all. It’s just sometimes you have to have a new experince, a change like you know what I mean. Well, amazing post!!

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  3. This was an interesting read, and I agree with a lot of it. I also think age plays a part, for example a twenty-year old may want to get out and experience the world, whereas when you’re older the focus moves to building something more long-
    lasting where you are

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    • Thanks a bunch, Tom. I’m so glad you found it interesting. That’s a really cool perspective. I didn’t really consider it from the lens of age. Yes, makes absolute sense. Youth craving adventure versus older people craving stability.

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  4. I think it’s important to be appreciate every experience. I like to practice mindful traveling, getting lost, living like a local, and appreciating the small things like I do when I’m home. Traveling isn’t about checking out for me, it’s about checking in. I like to feel at home wherever I go.

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  5. bestyouveeverhad says:

    My Instagram feed is full of individuals flaunting there new expensive holiday, posing in a photograph with the most tourist attraction that every person has taken a photo next to. Yet non seem to take in the details around them, why visit a country just to take a photo next to the Eiffel Tower for example, but not notice a stunning little bakery that sells amazing coffee!

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    • Hey. Thanks a ton for writing here. You said it so well. This post is targeted exactly at those people. I recently went to a place with wonderful architecture and everyone but me looked at it through their phones.

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  6. This is brilliant. Makes you think things from a different angle. Though I have many places on my bucket list which I want to see, I agree that it is becoming highly competitive these days thanks. Ultimately it is about finding the balance with your daily life and your travel and how to make the best of both

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    • <Me too. I love travelling and I too write travel posts once in every month. It's so good to travel, a great experience, we learn new things, we get to explore new cultures just like said ad everything in between. Travelling is so good!!

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  7. Very interesting. And I read it twice! I totally get what youre saying. I guess the thought process of escape versus seeing things that is not around you is vastly different kinds of travel. To escape is I think right on with what you said. Your mess will always be there. But to see what isnt around you, is another kind. For example mountains…. i could stare at them all day. In my state we dont have them. I love traveling to see what my state doesnt have. Really travel, unless specified exactly for escape, is to see things you dont see every day in real life.

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    • Thanks a ton for the reread and comment. That’s great perspective. Yes, I agree that those are the right reasons for and a cool definition of travel. I appreciate you writing here. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  8. This is so true for most jumping on the travel wagon! My love for travel comes from trips with my kids one on one in nature. There are times this is on my own farm. Most people who have the “travel bug” this is not the case. Many need to learn to see beauty of nature wherever they are!

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  9. I love to travel but I also love my home. I don’t travel to escape my home life. I travel to see new places and do new things. Sure, I can see and do new things in my hometown, but there are places in the world that are nowhere like where I live. I feel like the world is a big place and I would love to see as much of it as I can in my lifetime!

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  11. trinitraveler says:

    Yes, your words resonate. Sometimes our motivations get mixed up and we go after things for the wrong reasons. Continous self assessment to understand what drives us is essential. Thanks for the post, gave me food for thought!

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    • I’m happy to hear that it made you reflect. I constantly try to be aware of my own motivations as well. As long as we do that, we can make the most out of every experience. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

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  12. Very interesting, and I agree with your assessment for sure! Too many people are running through their destination sites as if they are filling out check lists of “having done that” and “having seen that” and “now I am better than others for both of these things”. It’s tiresome and tiring. There is much more to be said for wanting the things you already have, and finding the interesting in the familiar. Nicely written.

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    • Yes, you’ve put it so well. Travel has been reduced to a fad and a status symbol which certainly takes away the joy from it. It certainly would be a lot easier if we beheld wonder everywhere. Thanks a lot for writing here! I appreciate your time.

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  13. Thoughtful and well shared. I appreciate your perspectives as they are valid and worthy of consideration. An avid traveler myself, itโ€™s nice to see opportunities through a lens such as yours. Thank you.

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  14. moncoindeslivres says:

    Exactly! I’m really not a ‘must travel person’ and I’m fine just the way I am. People feel bad for me when they hear I spent my vacation at home or close to home but they don’t understand that home is my favorite place to be in. ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜Š I like to take a trip once in a while but I would not spend my life traveling.

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    • We’re on the same page with every word you just said. My happiness has nothing to do with going anywhere. It’s more to do with where I’m at in life. I enjoy travel, like any novel experience, but there have been years when I didn’t get to travel, and that took nothing away. Thank you very much for your in-depth comment ๐Ÿ˜€

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