Travel was the tool of our transformation
A time came in our lives when we knew we needed a change and needed it now. We knew we wanted to break the cycle of "get a new job-->earn more money-->try to live a BETTER life". But by continuing to live the life that we lived, we weren't going to find any answers.
We needed a tool that could help us look at our lives from the outside. Our love for travel was what had helped us get together in the first place. We decided to use this love for travel as a tool to help us transform our lives.
This website is obviously about travel stories and experiences. But it is more, a story of our journey through life as we adapt to change and challenge ourselves to live out of our comfort zones - and hope to become better, responsible citizens of our planet.
Responsible travel has become the guiding principle of our travels. Not just being ecologically sensitive and trying to minimise our footprint but also being culturally and socially sensitive. We know we can not "understand" a place and its people unless we visit.
A clean slate and open mind (as much as we can) is what we carry to a place.
And we seek answers to
- How do the locals of a place live? Why?
- How are their food habits, their work, even their culture defined by their geographical location?
- What relevance does the history of the place have on their present-day lives?
Stories about responsible travel
It is ALL about the connections we make
After a while, the novelty of travel can cease to amaze. Mountains, beaches, forests can all start to feel the same. A travel experience is more about the people you meet than the places you see or things you do. The connections you make with the people become the lasting memories of the place.
Some people stories from our travel
We haven't stereotyped ourselves in any travel category. Nor do we have a favourite travel style. Road trips to trekking, city travel to rural tourism - we like it all!
Same same, but different
You don't always have to travel to a new place to "feel" something new. Just doing something different in an often visited place can turn out to be a totally new experience.
Being a traveller at home
And sometimes, you don't even need to travel. Looking at "Home" with the eyes and mind of a traveller can reveal things we often miss out.
Long-term travel isn't a long holiday. If you are planning to take the plunge (or a break) and wondering what long-term travel feels like, have a look at these stories.
Photography is now an integral part of our travel
If you are planning to start a travel blog of your own these might be helpful in pointing you in the right direction.
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