Today, I am sharing with you an article that was written for Passport Bites for their collaboration series – #filledwithgratitude
Instagram is such a huge platform, I am genuinely happy to be able to connect to so many travel inspirations. And that’s how Sarah (Founder, Passport Bites) and I connected. Visit her page for more travel stories.
This is a very special post as Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in North America. My mom used to say “collect memories, not things”. Her simple, yet effective advice – things require a lot of storage, cleaning and maintenance, but memories and experiences don’t. You can carry them wherever you go.
Traveling to me, was like fish to water: I belonged to this feeling of wanderlust, of constant movement. As a kid, I would read history and maps with keen interest.
I still remember a travel advertisement that used to air in the ‘90s, “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. Those images got me thinking that there is a world outside of my hometown and my own country.
I was born in India. And by early 20’s, I had extensively travelled throughout India, covering over 100 cities (solo and in groups)
In 2009, I moved to Canada for a new beginning. First few years went by in adjusting and making a living in a new country. I was working hard, only to travel more.
When I started working in Canada, my goal was to travel to 2 new places every year. It started small with exploring Canada and USA. And I would have this strong urge to pen and photograph these travel journeys. Every now and then, I would write posts, start a new blog or a flickr account, but I was never consistently doing it.
In 2016, I came across Bruised Passports on Facebook. Their stories of travel and lifestyle was very inspiring. I continue to follow them on their travel journey. Reading about their stories encourages me to blog my own travel journeys. With their inspiring photos and stories, “tosomeplacenew” was born. I regularly pen my travel stories here (www.tosomeplacenew.com)
Traveling makes life worth living. I currently work full-time and I travel as much as I can. After having worked for a few years and having saved up, now I am exploring new places every month and going far as Europe, South America and Asia.
Traveling makes me happy and keeps me going!