Travel in the Last Decade
Hello everyone, hope you all are doing great. Finally, I’m writing my first post of this month and the year 2020. All thanks to Manas and Rashi for coming up with this blog hop. The theme of this blog hop is ‘Decade’ and I have no idea what I’m going to write about my gone by years. And I’m clueless about my aspirations for the next decade. Frankly, there’s nothing interesting or inspiring about my life which is worth sharing (if I look at it as a whole).
I have a very normal life with balanced ups and downs. I finished my MBA & got my 1st job in 2010, got married in 2015, became a mother in 2016, started a blog ‘Growing with Nemit’ as a hobby in 2017 (started getting paid collabs from the 5th month), hobby became a passion and I started calling myself a blogger in 2018, and in 2019 I published an eBook ‘Travel India with a Toddler‘ with the Blogchatter. So, I have quite a happy, balanced & satisfied life. No complaints No qualms.
This may seem like a boring life journey to many. But there is something which makes my life adventurous. And that’s my love for travel! A constant in my life.
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My love for adventure travel goes back to my childhood when trekking meant going on long yatras (pilgrimages) with my parents. So even before I finished school I had been on almost all the famous Hindu Holy expeditions from Vaishno Devi to Yamnotri to Gangotri to Badrinath to Kedarnath & even to Hemkunth Sahib. And I would always convince my parents to allow me to join the school & college trips.
But my actual travel journey started in 2010 when I finished my post-graduation & started working. My mom became my travel partner & together we planned some amazing trips every year until I got married. We did face some roadblocks but what’s life without challenges!
But hey, nothing could stop us from dreaming!
My marriage (2015) or motherhood (2016) didn’t stop me from living my travel dream, now I got 2 more enthusiastic travel partners, my husband & my son. My mom still travels with us whenever she’s free.
The best part, we could also convince my Mother-in-law to travel with us. Some of our best trips are the ones where we all 5 travelled together.
Two of my most favourite trips with both my moms are the Andaman Islands and Kashmir (2018)
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Check out our Andaman Trip Itinerary here!
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And here’s An Ultimate Kashmir Travel Guide!
If you watch our stories on Instagram or Facebook then you already know where all we have travelled with our son in the last 4 years. If not, do check out our account & you may find some interesting travel stories saved under the highlights.
You may also check the ‘Travel & Expedition‘ category on our blog for more detailed articles.
And, I have recently started sharing travel videos on our YouTube channel too.
From this year on, we will be taking up travel blogging & vlogging more seriously because this is what we enjoy the most. Travel is love!
When it comes to travel, words fall short and pictures help do the talking.
So, here are some pics of fun travels with mom from the first half of the last decade.
The Last Decade
2010 – Kerala
It was our first long trip & we travelled like locals for 10 days.
2011 – Dharamshala
Our 1st road trip by local transport. Travelled by sleeper bus, auto, shared taxi and also experienced the fun of toy train.
2012 – The Andaman Islands (Jan), Manali (May), Mt. Abu (July)
It was our 1st road trip by car when I drove all the way to Kiratpur and then we took a local bus to reach Manali since I was not confident about driving in the hills. Also, I did all the adventure sports there all alone, it was Amazing!
Sorry couldn’t find pics from our Andaman trip, will update that later.
I got a chance to visit Mt Abu when mom had to attend a Cardiology conference there.
2013 – Lansdowne
Our 2nd road trip by car and my first experience of driving through the mountains.
2014 – Meghalaya
This was a 10-day long trip, explored Guwahati, Shillong & Cherrapunjee. And the highlight of the trip was this trek to the famous Double Dekker Root Bridge. It was raining that day & we couldn’t find a guide to help us through the trek. So, we borrowed a map from our hotel and went all alone.
My mom is a woman of few words but she has taught me life’s biggest and most important lessons through her actions. She’s one strong-willed, fearless & confident woman I know who has taught me how to handle situations and overcome obstacles and never be dependent on anyone for anything. She showed me how love can heal any wound and family is the biggest strength one can have.
It’s only because of my mom’s support I could dream of exploring new places. And now with my family’s support, I am living that dream. We explored around 26 new destinations in the last 5 years.
And the recent one was our trip to Mumbai & Goa (Jan 2020)
“This post is a part of ‘DECADE Blog Hop’ #DecadeHop organised by #RRxMM Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul. The event is sponsored by Glo and co-sponsored by Beyond The Box, Wedding Clap, The Colaba Store and Sanity Daily in association with authors Piyusha Vir and Richa S Mukherjee”
We don’t know what the future holds so just live the present in the best possible way. Do things which makes you happy & satisfied. And, never stop dreaming!
I hope you liked this post and have already started planning for your next trip. If you fear travelling with your child, then you should definitely check out our eBook ‘Travel India with a Toddler‘ for some motivation & travel tips.
Wish you all a fabulous year ahead!