We were asked about where we’d like to travel with a one-way ticket. Go to a place and never come back.
Staying on islands had given us an experience of it all at once. Every time the boat had moved away, we had looked back at the island with longing life, dreaming of coming back again someday – maybe to call it home?
Reason 1: Blue is supposed to be the most soothing colour
And on an island, blue is everywhere. The endless waters of the ocean, the sea, the river or the lake meeting the blue skies at the horizon – it’s a dream come true that you can live with every single day.
Reason 2: Community bonding vibes are created even among strangers
Since you are cut off from the rest of the world by a fair amount of water, your fellow islanders become your extended family. “Everyone knows everyone” phenomenon is prevalent.
No wonder then, that we bonded so well with fellow travellers from all across the world, trekking, cooking, eating together. How awesome would it be to be part of the traveller community in say, the Andamans? Must have a look at Andaman Tourism. Maybe someday, we will call it home!
Reason 3: Mountains in the mornings, beach in the evening
An island is where you can have it all! Just pick a trail, through the forest or atop a mountain, on the other side of where you left. Have a picnic lunch, soaking in the glorious vistas.
Then get back home, just in time for a quick swim by the beach – and a glorious sunset!
Reason 4: How cool is a life that revolves around boats and sheep?
It’s a slow immersive life. Simple life.
All that you dream of when you say “you want to get away from it all”, is there!
Reason 5: Such are homes on an island!
What’s not to fall in love when THIS is home?