Friday, October 17, 2014

To Travel is To Live | Next Destination: Anywhere


History is all about travelling. Early man travelled to hunt. Nomads travelled in search of food and fodder and so on so fort. All travelled from one region to another and thus created history. Some people travelled in search of jobs, others to escape natural calamities and still others just for the sake of it. Some travelled and got settled in the new region but others who were exceptional, travelled to observe the peculiar nature of the cultures of other lands and wrote about it. So all the history that we know today is just because of the fact that man was never stationary but kept moving from one region to another. So why not we also create history? Why not we also explore the world around us? Why not we also step out of our houses and decide to travel?

Grab your back-pack, invite your travel partner and see the world!

Someone has rightly said,” I don’t know where I’m going, but I am on my way.” We don’t expect you to go too far off places, which you can’t afford. Travel is not just about landing up in a beautiful resort in a hill station or going to Cape Town for beach fun. Travel can be going to your sister’s place, travel can be coming out of the house and just chilling on the road, travel can also be going to a shopping market. You don’t always have to buy air tickets and pack suitcases to travel. Just pick up your camera and go ANYWHERE.  

21st century is the century of people who do not even have time for themselves; people who are always in a hurry, who keep running from one place to another and who are never really satisfied with what they have and often restless about things that they don’t have. These are people who need to figure out what they really need in life. They need to find out that thing or place that will bring them peace. And you cannot find that peace by spending all your life at one place, among the same four walls of your house; especially when that is actually the place where you have been running all your life, because all it will ever do is remind you of how exhausted you are from inside. Why can’t people take some time and treat themselves with a peaceful time to a new beautiful place? The world is a huge place, so many that a lifetime will fall short to visit these place at least once. It’s on my bucket list to travel the world and have collectibles from these places that will later become a treasure and full of beautiful memories. I know it is difficult for a lot of people to expend that much amount of money and time to set out on a travel expedition. But I think people should try and take some time out from their often-busy schedules, take a relaxing break and select a place of their choice and visit it.  


Traveling is something that everybody is fond of. And according to nomadic people, travellers are people who gain most experiences during their journeys. Apart from this, there are also people who are wanderers, they don’t have any destination to reach to, they must be employed but they are in no hurry to rush from one place to another, all they want to do is explore themselves and realize the purpose of their existence. These people do not want to remain stuck to one place all their lives, they want to wander, they want to be lost and most importantly, they want to find themselves all over again. 

I think all of the people described about above at some point are same; they constantly keep searching for something, they constantly and subconsciously try to figure out where they belong. And I personally feel that may be in the process of stepping into a different place, meeting different people and knowing their stories, a lot of us find our own stories too; the story of our lives. I think that is why traveling out to different places plays a significant role in molding our thoughts and perceptions about a lot of things in life. I am completely transported to a different time zone when I read travel magazines where people share their mesmerizing experiences about how travelling to some places has changed their identity, how it has broadened their horizons and probably even made them a better person. Travelling is not for escaping from life, but for life not to escape from us. So the next time if someone asks you what is the place where you would like to go, say proudly, “Take me anywhere.” 

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