The water shimmered and sparkled in the soft daylight. The blissful April breeze gently pushed the sail into a new horizon. And as the sun rose above the dreamy white clouds, the ship sailed smoothly between the high rocky cliffs into the new unknown – A new travel dream, perhaps.
It’s been a while since you backpacked to some wild destination. There’s a new hush blowing in the mountain wind. Feel the breeze and listen to the wind. It’s the sound of the restless travellers dreaming new travel dreams.
The harsh winter is long gone. It’s time to set out on a new journey. Soon, summer will dawn and there’ll be places to go and soak up the sun.
Soon, the ship too will turn around. Join the travellers. Dream a new dream and set sail to places unheard of. After all, to travel is to live, they say.
Some of you may have travel plans set for beautiful, exotic places while some may struggle for time and money. But time is slipping and life is short, and travel sometimes burns a hole in your pocket.
But TS Eliot wrote: “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage”.
Have the courage to travel light and set foot on no man’s land. Explore the unexplored. Let your destination be anywhere. It’s a big wide world. There are no borders and boundaries in travelling.
While there are many great places of scenic beauty, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. It’s the stories of the places, the people and special moments with them that make a travel destination truly beautiful.
The beauty of travel lies in what you hear, see and feel. Each place, each face tells of stories to treasure and travels to remember. Bring home the stories and be the storyteller.
Now, as you dream a new travel dream and set sail on your long-awaited journey, don’t forget to travel light and follow the light. The light will show you the way. It will brighten your way and help you shine on as you set new footprints on the sands and leave behind rippling trails in the ocean.