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Here is a list of 5 Kinds of People who I feel, must travel:

It’s rather interesting that I’ve never met anyone who minds travelling. Some prefer a little less of it while some just want more and more of it; some like it with all the pomp and show while others prefer the rugged roads.  All in all, everybody likes to travel.
 
{ Date: 9th Nov’13. It’s 11.46 am on a Sunday noon and I am at my parents’ home. Just hogged on a full veg, cumber and paneer sandwich made desi style along with a mug of ginger tea, courtesy the super awesome mom.
 
It’s rather a blissful Saturday noon after a complete week of workouts (my abs hurt when I cough), effort to help a couple of dear friends, little bit of digital marketing for bread and butter, too much stress on how to promote my own blog and social media pages, little love and piggy bank full of hugs and kisses by bon-bon, brother and my love.}
There are many who are not able to travel because of reasons that I do understand but fail to relate with. In my mind, everyone should make an effort to travel, plan or unplanned beacuse for every 4 times you decide to take a trip, you will end up going at least once. That’s a 25% success rate (not bad eh!)
I beleive all should travel. But of all, here are the few who MUST travel.
 
1.     People in their 20s: Travel gives a foundation that is so strong that it lets you build your entire life on it. Even if you return all broke, shattered with everything lost on a crazy trip, you will remember it. It will inspire you during the times when you least expect it to.
Travel Quote

Travel Quote

2.     Single People: When you travel, your chances of getting a good partner (for life or otherwise) increase many fold. The interaction with people from different backgrounds, with different thought processes and cultures gives you clarity about the ideal man or wife with whom you are likely to be the most sane while being completely insane.

Quit Your Job, Fall in Love & Never Return!

Quit Your Job, Fall in Love & Never Return!

 

{I got my guy, because I travelled. Inspired by my traveler’s aura (or so he says), he started travelling and then we travelled together and then one fine day we decided to be together. 😀 }
And if nothing else, it will make you look ‘Awesome’ to everyone around and that’s a nice enough tag to own.
3.     People falling in love or considering to get married: Want to get a good glimpse of the surprises lined up for you if you decide to be with a person your friends, relatives or parents have picked for you? May I suggest a couple of weeks, long trip with a bunch of mixed gender friends to a completely alien place with that person? Keep an open yet observant mind and see the true personality of everyone, especially of the potential partner, unfold.
Let's be Adventurers

Let’s be Adventurers

Caution: Any life effecting decision must be taken after the suggested trip.
Note: Better if you go to a place where the cultures don’t match, ideologies are different and where there are good chances for both of you to be out of your comfort zones. You both will get a fair idea about the comfort quotient that you both will share in the most trying and uncomfortable times.
4.     Girls and especially girls: Go! Go! Go! Get out of the house, out of the shadow of the family, the protection of your father, brother and husband, from the insecurities in the heads of the women of your family.  Be on your own if your other friends are not allowed or willing to travel. What will astonish you is the new born respect and admiration that you’ll see for yourself in the eyes of others. It’s my bet that you will be proud of yourself.
 { I still remember my drive to El-Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt amidst the heated revolution of 2012 and feel proud to have seen their independence history being formed with never ending queues of people lined up to vote on the very first day of the first Egyptian Prime Minister’s election. }  
 
On travelling you’ll either learn to adapt to the situations that might not always be ideal or righteous or to voice your opinion against them in whatever subtle/ strong way you see fit. Travelling will help you develop a perspective, a point of view that will enable you to tell right from wrong.
Let Go!

Let Go!

Further, the more we girls go out the lesser we will be stared upon as a museum piece walking out in the open when all (according to the society), we should be doing is staying in enclosed tiny section of the ultra-protected premise.
If I may say it without upsetting the cultural leaders, sadhus and men and even women of our society; go out in jeans, shorts; go out in skirts and whatever you want. Go out without the veils or hijabs, wear anything you want and step out. Just Step Out! without lowering your sight.
5.     People with Dogs: Travel to know how it feels to be back to the purest form of selfless love. Travel to straighten out your aching and tired limbs with this love on the most comfortable bed in the entire world, i.e. your own bed.
It’s a different high to be back from an exhilarating trip.
Travel to get back home

Travel to get back home

Who according to you, must travel? Share your thoughts; I’d like to read them.
Until the next trip
-Rakshita
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