‘Watching Youtube videos of places we want to go to, planning trips for the future, and looking back at the old photos of places we’ve been to was the only way to solve the travel itch. I took a road trip to Rishikesh in September. It was a surreal experience. I had not seen Rishikesh being so empty ever. We were the only ones crossing the famous Laxman Jhula, and among the few sitting on the Ganges beaches,’ he says.
‘This year I want to go to Maldives and also explore a few wildlife sanctuaries in India. Step out of your comfort zone and try new things. I recently quit my corporate job to start something of my own. The habit of stepping out of the comfort zone helps me discover new things and keeps me going. Travelling teaches you to not sweat the small stuff. Waiting at the airports, communicating in a foreign language, you face multiple small obstacles on your journey. These little frustrations are a valuable lesson and help me be patient personally and professionally,’ he says.
‘I love road trips and have taken multiple memorable ones across India, Iceland, Jordan, US, but the favourite one would be the one I took with my wife in 2018 in New Zealand. There is so much beauty and diversity in NZ’s landscape. Every city was a different experience. We started the trip from Queenstown in the South and ended it at Auckland in the North and spent 20 days on the road,’ he ends.
Relaxury, Breakaway Bubbles & Other Travel Trends Of 2021
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You know how we would just decide to pack our bags and head out of town for the weekend without thinking twice? Ah the good old days. Well, 2020, we’ve learned our lesson and we’re willi
ng to change. 63% Indians pledge to not take travel for granted in the future.
Looking ahead at 2021, the impact of the pandemic is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year. New research from Booking.com shows the five emerging trip types for 2021 to motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip (or five) to best fit their newfound travel preference.