Contrary to the thought that it is quite easy for seasoned travelers to just pick up and leave, I am of the opinion that it requires a lot of time management, excellent planning and self-discipline. No matter how SIMPLE it seems, to pack a bag throw it in the back of your car and just drive away, it is a complicated task when you actually start doing it. Especially, when you love travelling, have a completely different profession (which you equally love) and a family which is your priority always, fool-proof planning needs to be done to take care of your other passions in your absence.
We always hear or read or see travelers who are always on the move and fancy doing the same but always jolted back to reality and blame the worldly ties for not doing so. I believe that irrespective of our self imposed responsibilities we can still satisfy our hunger to explore new places.
My 2 best friends and I, super-busy in our respective professions and lives, started meeting at least once a month (sometimes twice) almost a year ago for lunch without any family or other friends. Just walk out of the office for a lunch to explore the culinary delights of our wonderful city and keep our bond strong. A lunch is a 2 hour commitment from 30 days (720 hours) in a month which is almost a negligible amount to give to yourself and your closest friends, but it still rejuvenates you. That is what got us talking about a road-trip through the busy highways and treacherous hills of our country. We have it in our mind to do this and now the planning and ironing of issues will start. The trip planning would be the easy and the fun part.
Of course we would be “picking up and leaving” for a few days, the challenge however would be not to neglect what is being left behind even for a few days. A working traveler like ours balances out all his passions and enjoys it while doing it.
As I believe the journey is as important (if not more) as the destination and life’s journey is made interesting by exploring our beautiful planet. If things work out, I will be posting pictures of our road-trip soon.
Keep travelling as I sign off this post with a famous song “We are on the road to nowhere”!!!