“Travelling” the word itself makes me feel relaxed and excited at the same time. If you think that traveling is all about moving from one place to another in search of new land, then you have to think once again.
However, for me traveling is about wandering in places without any expectations and even grabbing the aura of the unknown lands. This is what pleasure of traveling means to me. But this is an overall idea whereas deep within there are many simple pleasures that I endure.
Traveling to many places have made me realize that quality is over quantity. You can travel to as many places you desire but if you have not acquired what you want then the traveling is of no mean.
To be more precise, travel in such a manner that whether it is your 10th or 100th journey it should feel like the first one. Whereas, this article is not about tips or tricks and not even about where you should go or things you need to do. It completely about the Pleasure of Travelling.
It is something different than the other topics of mine. But as a traveling changed me into a blogger (hahaha), it now my duty to share what I feel about my traveling. So, grab a cup or a mug of coffee and sit comfortably to spend your upcoming few minutes to know what traveling feels like. Here come some of the pleasures of my travel itinerary.
The moment I get off the plane:
I know right now you might be thinking “how can getting off the plane be a pleasure”? yes, you are partially right. Getting off the plane cannot be a pleasure but feeling the weather of an unknown land can surely be a thing to enhance.
The hot or cold, weather makes me feel that I am far away from my home and everything seems to change. There is a sudden adrenaline surge that is beyond explanation and that is what makes all the difference. From boarding the plane to landing things changes and so does time zone and places.
Walking on the seashore:
Letting the sand move beneath your feet is something that everyone enjoys and this is another pleasure that I endure. I have been to many seashores in different counties and interestingly every seashore catered me with the same feeling of delight.
It really feels great when the heat of the sun touches the skin and the warm water of the ocean immediately compliments it. This feeling is sure of pure heaven. Sometimes I wonder about people who are not fond of seashores but that makes me enhance my pleasure and love for seashores even more.
Scenic beauty from the peak of a mountain:
Have you ever screamed your name after reaching the peak of a mountain? If yes, then you can surely understand the pleasure I am referring to. I have never been a person who loves hiking but traveling to different hilly places have to make me fond of it.
There is an immense pleasure of achievement after you have reaching the top and viewing the scenic beauty of the place. The view is splendid and the calmness is beyond explanation.
Walking side by history:
I am a person who believes in what I see for myself. And this is even true when it comes to history. I have only felt the essence of history when I felt it. Yes, this might sound little weird but it’s true.
My visit to Rome was my first encounter with history in real sense and it is from then I have turned in a history buff. Search and enduring history has become one of the pleasures that I acquire from traveling.
History has never tempted me more before I was a backpacker. But when I see myself now it seems to me that I have changed to a completely different person. However, this is a pleasure that I would love to endure till the last day of my trips.
Being deeply touched by a trip:
This might seem to you as a statement of sorrow rather than a pleasure but it is not. There are trips that made my heart aches as I was boarding my plane for the departure. There were many reasons starting from beautiful landmarks to friendly people that engulfed me with sorrow.
But don’t think of it to be a bad thing as the sorrow was the result of immense pleasure the place has offered me. Some places made me fall in love so deeply that I wanted to stay there forever. One among those journeys were “My Scotland Itinerary”. Sometimes traveling is a pleasure hidden in sorrow.
Knowing new faces:
Being a social person myself I have always loved meeting new people and knowing new things. This is even the same case while I travel. It is surely a pleasure to me when I meet new faces and get to know their stories.
This world is filled with a plethora of people and everyone is different from the other. And meeting new people offers me a new opportunity to learn and analysis life any other angles. However, it’s a pleasure that I love to enhance even a single time I visit a new land to spend some time in a café with some new faces beside me.
Lastly the feeling of returning back home:
There is no place better than home. No matter how far I travel but there is surely a time during my trips when I feel homesick. However, it is mostly after an exhausting trip that makes me crave more for returning back home.
But this does not mean that I hate my journey whereas it’s the opposite. However, tell me who would not like to return to their own bed with clean sheets. Yes, that my point. It is the pleasure of returning to their own place and reminiscing the memories of the past days.
By now you might have got my point that striking out the country names from the bucket list is not the real pleasure of traveling as we all think at the beginning of your travel journeys. But the ultimate pleasure is the emotions and experience that occurs during the journey.
I know that I will be traveling more and more in the upcoming days but more than anything else what excites the most is the new pleasures that I am going to assemble. A journey starts and ends but the only point that we must relish is feeling the aura, aroma, and essence of the itinerary.
So till next time “Bon voyage pals”