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The word “travel” is used in everyday conversations more than ever before. The strange part is that it’s different to everyone and is changing with each passing day.

What is Travel to you??

For most of the people around me it’s just about clicking pictures and posting on social media telling the world were they were. If you haven’t tagged yourself on Facebook you clearly haven’t seen that place. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against at it all because I myself am part of it (not the tagging but otherwise), however that being said it is surely not my “ultimate motive” of travel.

I travel to experience, relax and make new friends. Sometimes I travel to get away from regular life. Many times actually 🙂 Clicking pretty pictures is not my main aim of travel though.

Last year in Buda castle I saw tourists who started clicking selfies as soon as they reached. I swear they didn’t even see the building in front of them!! All of this made me wonder what travel is.

The Effort behind Travel

I am sometimes surprised when people overlook or forget the effort it takes to actually plan a trip. It takes weeks and sometimes months for a trip to come together. Figuring logistics whether traveling solo or in a group is a Herculean task. There is so much hard work that goes behind it to make it happen.

Sometimes one has to let go of current comforts to make it succeed. It could be as small as eating out less or as big as working extra hours to earn more money. These are only some of the reasons that I think travel becomes possible of course apart from the need to travel.

Sadly people have assumed that a particular person travels only due to family wealth or a sponsored trip. I hope people can someday realize that passion and hardwork are the foremost to make that travel happen. Here’s hoping it changes in the years to come and people not only respect everyone who is traveling but also understand what it means to travel. I respect everyone’s style but just think my two cents were needed 🙂

What is travel to you??