“You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”
Any traveller will be able to relate to the quote. You can travel to a place once but you can relive those memories forever. A visit to your childhood home, a family vacation or a solo trip – there are so many ways in which you travel. Every place or person you visit or meet leaves an impression on your timeline.
One yearly vacation is the target that we have for ourselves and try to accomplish. Who knew 2020 would be an year of unexpected surprises? Fortunately, in March I was able to travel to my hometown after 2.5 years with my son. And, that has become the fondest memory of 2020. Being home with the extended family for celebrating Holi was fun.
Even that travel was not easy as the Covid cases has begun in India and multiple suggestions were to cancel the travel plans. Thankfully, with Masks and hand-sanitizer in tow, I took the trip. Anything between March and till now is blur! 🙂
Another of my favorite memory is a Tamil Nadu backpacking trip that I took with my best friend after marriage in 2016. And, the surprised looks that I had got when people realized I was married! I would not say I was trying to break the stereotype thinking. But,I have special thoughts for all the strangers who had judged me on that trip & questioned my spouse to even let me go alone on a trip. Women, especially married ones, should not suddenly stop living their own life.
I have travelled across the length and breadth of the country with my parents and Andaman trip was my favorite. As a scary little girl, I had held my father’s hand when we went for under water snorkeling with the trainer. It was one of the many times when he encouraged me to move out of my comfort zone. And, after so many years, I was able to relive the undersea world experience in Mauritius last year. 🙂
During the long summer vacations, we would go on fortnightly group tours and my father would carry me on his shoulders when I got tired. Beautiful memories that I look back too.
With my son, my treasured memory is when we took him to a safari theme park to celebrate his second birthday. He had just started being enthusiastic about animals and had loved the petting zoo and the Safari through the jungle to see different animals. He might not remember it years down the lane, but I have his laughter & smiles etched in my memory for a lifetime.
If I have to write a book, I can fill hundreds of pages with my travel memories. Each holding a piece of my heart for one reason on another. What are your special travel memories? Do share with us in the comments and spread the cheer! 🙂
This blog post is part of SpeakEasy Blogging Challenge by Dipika and Ruchi.
DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter(30th September 2020 - 11:24)
You are right…there are so many fond memories related to every travel one under takes. It was wonderful traveling down your memory lane…thank you for sharing these precious moments with us. Praying that this COVID19 pandemic goes away soon and we all go back to living our lives normally.
bytetrails(27th September 2020 - 23:12)
We make such wonderful memories when we travel. yOUR mauritius pic reminds me of my trip too.
mahekg(27th September 2020 - 00:12)
So many wonderful memories shared through the post. Each travel was treasurable for sure.
Sivaranjini Anandan(26th September 2020 - 20:55)
Memories that make us happy are always about and for people who enjoy travelling it is paradise. Your childhood, memories we’re so relatable.
Geethica(26th September 2020 - 14:15)
Such lovely memories, Disha. Yes,a book would be a great idea to pen down our travel memories and keep adding to it.
mummatalks(26th September 2020 - 12:51)
Great post loaded with memories. I remember as a kid, when we use to stay in Muscat, we use to do a road trip frm Muscat to Dubai frequently with our family friends for a break. That was some great and only memories of travel I’ve with my father.
Debidutta Mohanty(24th September 2020 - 22:03)
The time spent with your parents is the best one. Even I was lucky to have spent that time this year around march. Solo trip is the one I have been longing since long. Let’s see when can I fulfil this dream.
myworldwitheira(24th September 2020 - 17:37)
The time spent with family is always the fondest of all and travel memories make a special place. I have travelled with my parents to Karnataka and multiple times to Goa and that is what I tend to do with my kids.
shravmusings(24th September 2020 - 14:06)
Lovely memories and good pictures to go with them. Its good to relive them and I agree to your point of going out with your friends after the marriage too.
anurbannomadic(24th September 2020 - 12:47)
I totally hear you there. So good to read your travel memories. I stepped out of my comfort zone this year too when I went for a scuba dive though the roles were reversed this time. It was my daughter who inspired me to go in and dive.
Nitisha Mathur(24th September 2020 - 00:02)
Lovely memories and pictures, Disha. Also, I wish to check off Andaman from my To-Do list soon!
Ruchie(23rd September 2020 - 23:24)
I swear with each trip I have different set of memories and happy to see your memories …even I want to experience underwater diving !!
Neha Sharma(23rd September 2020 - 19:17)
Memories never die especially the ones we make while traveling. Loved reading your post, these happy pictures speak a lot. Thanks for sharing about your memorable trips. Keep traveling!
My Words My Wisdom(23rd September 2020 - 15:19)
Absolutely agree with you that every place, trip and vacation has its own special memory. Glad you could go home and meet everyone, I am just waiting for things to get back normal.
aditi(23rd September 2020 - 12:10)
Wow! I envy you for your limitless travel memories. But seriously, travel refreshes body and mind & prepares us for a better life:)
memoryflies(23rd September 2020 - 11:57)
Underwater sea experience is one of my favorite memory. Memories and memories bring back us, very true. We lived with memory n each travel journey has a wonderful memory. I am looking forward for solo travel, want to get out from my comfort zone.😊
rakhiparsai11984(23rd September 2020 - 11:42)
Thats a lovely post and I am so glad you could meet the family and celebrate holi with them. Yes in March cases had just begun and fear was on its peak. But thank god you could travel safely. Memories have a weird way of paving in our mundane life and make us crave to make some more of them with our loved ones.
Ishieta Chopra(22nd September 2020 - 23:15)
Travel makes us focus solely on experiences and creating memories 🙂
Lovely to read about your trip .. This makes me want to go for a trip too with my family
chinmayeecreations(22nd September 2020 - 20:16)
Seriously, not a single trip is close to heart. There are so many memories attached to various trips that we remember and it is difficult to single out a single journey. I loved the idea of mixing up various journeys and reliving them. nicely written.
[email protected](22nd September 2020 - 20:04)
Hey Andaman is my favourite as well.. I just love the place.. however I could understand you being questioned for leaving your spouse and travelling without him for sometime.. I also get questioned at my solo holidays (Iam not married, but guess the feeling is same!)
Swarnali Nath(22nd September 2020 - 18:00)
How awesome! You know Disha I wished to write a compilation of my memorable journeys this way. So much fun to read this post. You should write a book for sure. Lovely post.
Metamorphosis(22nd September 2020 - 16:00)
Memories brings back memories.. I agree. Time spent with your familyare the most cherished ones. Solo trip and trip with my gang of friends are pending from quite a long.. Will plan it nxt year hopefully.
Mayuri6(22nd September 2020 - 14:37)
Thank you for sharing your memories and pictures with us. Andaman is on my wish list too, and your post made me wish for a visit to it even harder. Your son is adorable!
Cindy Dsilva(22nd September 2020 - 13:45)
Yes memories have a lot of happiness as well as sadness in them. While we are happy sitting at home, it is irritating that some of us cannot meet our own loved ones due to the pandemic.
Hema(22nd September 2020 - 12:36)
wow.. lovely bunch of memories. the best kind of travel memory is always with family especially parents. Solo women trip sounds fun, would love to try it out in future..
Aesha(22nd September 2020 - 12:27)
Your memories took me back to the time I was a little girl & we made so many trips to MT.Abu ( favoured hill station for people from Gujarat) and we would go to sunset point every evening & my dad would carry me on his shoulders. Looking forward to your book on travel memories. I think exploring different places provides us with the best experiences.
Bhawna Shah(29th September 2020 - 11:29)
Your happiness reflects from your post. I can easily understand those enjoyable moments and memories which you added in ypur travel diary. Travelling with parents is always enjoyable.
Archana(22nd September 2020 - 09:32)
Well said Trips are for once but memories are forever. and when it is about parents it always remain very special. That’s so amazing to see that you have innumerable stories of traveling in your Diary. Best wishes for your future book that you planned to pen on your travel memories.
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna(22nd September 2020 - 06:25)
wow lovely set of memories. I agree spending time with parents always feel great and idea of solo women trip is also good..would love to try this one in sometime in future.