Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Voyager Likes To Come Back Home

I love to travel, but I also like to come back home. I know it’s hard to return to the same mundane life after a fun-filled holiday. It’s a usual feeling at the end of a holiday to wish for a longer stay at a destination. However, I always like the feeling of coming back home. I am the kind of traveler who needs a transit time before getting on to the next destination. I need to relax, slow down and then look forward to my next adventure. 


I like to anticipate where I am headed next…

I like to enjoy life in bits and pieces. I mean whenever I am returning from a trip, I already have dreams for my next destination. I look at life like a vast canvas where there are endless possibilities. So while I am returning from a trip, I am more joyous and content that I have already explored one beautiful portion of this amazing world. I have an assurance in my heart that it’s one of the many trips I am yet to take in my life – there are still so many places to see.

I like to cherish what I have experienced

I am rather excited when I come back from a trip. It’s another kind of excitement – it’s the joy of sharing experiences, photographs and interesting stories with friends and family. I really like the idea of cherishing what I have experienced as a traveler. Thus, I can’t be travelling without a break. It’s very important to return to routine to be able to savor the memories better. I like looking at my travel photographs and reminiscing the fun moments.


I like to dream…

I like to dream, hope and plan. Yes, I like to get intrigued about a place before I visit it. I am a dreamer. I like being fascinated about a place and then work towards the prospect of making it there. I don’t like things coming to me just like that. I like to work towards my goals. I like challenges. I don’t mind waiting for my dreams to come true. In fact, waiting or looking forward to something has its own romance.

I live like a traveler

I don’t let any travelling opportunity slip by. I know life is a big bundle of surprises and anything can come by any moment. So I keep myself awake and ready to grab what suits me. I really don’t feel the need to be on the road incessantly, because I live like a traveler. There is a sense of curiosity in me that keeps me motivated to explore life. I mean life in itself is a journey and we all are travelers. We all seek something or the other. So even when I am lounging at home, I have an inherent expectation to visit a new destination.


I like ‘homeyness

As much as I love to travel I like to be at home. I like the combination of comfort and adventure in my life. I am very sure that I can’t live all my life in one corner of the world. I like being away in the midst of an unfamiliar culture, lifestyle and people. But, I also like to come home and rest my head on that same old familiar pillow.

Well, this post was just an honest expression of the kind of traveler I am. There are so many travelers today who are constantly on the road – they have no permanent residences. I think it’s a unique way to live and it’s just awesome. If I get to live out of suitcases in the future, I will happily embrace it, but for now, I am content with the way my travels are rolling.


Like me, do you also like the feeling of coming back home after a trip or do you like to travel without a pause?

34 comments:

  1. I would love to hit the road forever!

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  2. nice perspective. so you see yourself doing a RTW trip? or that though doesn't fit your idea of travel?

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    1. Thanks Anshul :) Yeah, I do see myself globetrotting. As I said, I'd love to live out of suitcases, but with little breaks in between. I know I still have lots to discover what the traveler in me wants, so I'll just leave it to time. The bottom line is that I love to travel as much as I can and as far or as near as I can!

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  3. Definitely want to come back home..that increases the fun of next travel..

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    1. Yeah exactly! I think 'routine' should never be completely absent in our lives, otherwise the adventure would become routine!

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  4. I'd love to up sticks and do a round the world trip for an extended period of time, particularly since it costs so much to get to some of the more distant countries that I might as well do multiple locations while I'm there.

    But I also like having a base to return to. I like having a home to come back to and, as much as anything, a place where I can store my things. (I'm not one of those people with a desire to sell everything I own and travel with only a passport and a spare set of underwear. Call it my nesting instinct.)

    So I think it depends on circumstance for me. And of course the need to earn that travel money in between the trips!

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    1. Totally agree with you Katie. :) Even I'd like to travel for an extended period of time. Let's say for example, if I happen to visit Europe, I'd like to cover most of the countries, instead of just some popular ones. I would like to travel more frequently, but always like to come back home - my room, my cupboard, my space. :)

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  5. Really nice to read through the mind of an avid traveler...

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    1. Thanks Siddhartha :) Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  6. I agree with all the points. Even I cannot imagine not coming home after a trip.

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    1. Thanks Avada :) Yeah, coming back sets a new hope and refreshes the thrill of travel.

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  7. I need home...short trips suit me more...or else i start feeling home sick!

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    1. :) I know Tashu. It happens. Home is your comfort zone.

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  8. Great post Renuka:-) I enjoyed the sum-up and feel the same:-) For me "home" is really 3 different countries:-) But I guess- home is where your heart is :-) XX

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    1. Thanks Eli :) Yeah, it's fun to live temporarily at different places, but it's nice to come home eventually. Like I was in Mumbai last year for four months - I experienced so much, but I liked the feeling of coming back home to my people.

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  9. I think pause is a much needed factor to relish travel.

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    1. Yup! Thanks Indrani for your valuable comment. :)

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  10. Very true Renuka, it's always nice to return home after a long trip away, and the planning and dreaming stage of travel can be almost as rewarding as the actual travelling. But one day I'd love to hit the road for a year or more and not be tied down to a home.

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    1. Thanks Bonny for stopping by and dropping a valuable comment. :) I agree, even I'd like to travel for a longer period of time - slow travel, explore various places, learn many new things and then return home.

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  11. very much true dear,and a great post.

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    1. Thanks Nandoos Kitchen :) Glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. It's sometimes true that there's nothing to beat the feeling of coming back home. But for me it depends on how my travel has been. If I kinda get home sick with food et all, I would definitely love to come back home for a stop before starting another leg of journey . But now that we are not full time travellers, I really would love to hit the road indefinitely. I guess I would never get bored of it!

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    1. Very well put, Anu! Even I'd like to travel without a break for some time, because I have never really taken long trips. But yes, coming home is important to renew, refresh and gear up.

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  13. well, its a bit complex for me as I travel a lot due to work also and sometimes to very beautiful and remote places all over India...places i would not visit as a traveller even as an offbeat destination...so i really relish those destinations and sometimes wish my stay could be extended or i can go back!!!

    yes, on a leisure travel.. I do wanna come back, take a break and then travel some more!!


    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com


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    1. Well, I'd like to exchange my life with you (the travel part)! :) There is nothing better than traveling on work. On one of my earlier jobs, I also had a similar profile where I had visit different cities for events. I never complained, even though I had to travel in the wee hours sometimes! It's fun, I know. It's good to have such a lifestyle for a while in your life, but a home truly transforms you for better travel experiences. :)

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  14. This post has been selected for the Tangy Tuesday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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  15. I have the same feeling... love travelling but love the 'homeyness' even more

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    1. Glad to know that you too like 'homeyness'. :) Thanks Rajlakshmi for stopping by!

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  16. I feel exactly the same way. I need time at "home" to let the lessons I've learned and new impressions sink in and find their way into my personality. I'm not sure I would do a RTW trip, I think I prefer going around the world with breaks in between. I call Bali home for the moment and I take time to visit other places in SEA, but I always return home in between trips.

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    1. Thanks Sarah for stopping by and adding a valuable comment. :) I agree with you when you say that home is needed to sink in what you have gathered on a trip. Frequent travels with the idea of coming back home make life more worthwhile.

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