When You’ve Walked Enough…

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Off the Konkan Coast, India.

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The Fields of Kamshet, India.

There’s bound to come a time, when, your feet are going to beg you to stop. Probably, even make you want to plan your next trip to an idyllic beach. Or, someone might start to take notice of all the hidden places that you’ve discovered along the way – making the effort worth it! We’re glad to have experienced both – on multiple occasions.

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A ‘BIG’ thank you to Michael, from Michael Philip Atkins Travels, for the Blogger Recognition Award nomination! It always feels good to be appreciated! Michael’s photographic captures of Japan and South Korea are unique, insightful, and stunning. Possibly, a man of few words, his posts are limited to a single photograph, and yet, each capture manages to speak volumes of a country soaked in a culture not easy to comprehend. Anyone looking for some great shots of the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ or inspiration to make that trip happen, should consider Michael’s blog to be the starting point.

What about us? How did we start our blog?

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Bandhavgarh National Park, India.

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The Single Deck Living root Bridge, India.

We discovered ‘travel’ pretty late in life. And once we did, we didn’t stop. Every vacant moment was spent dreaming or planning the next trip. There came a point wherein friends and family eagerly asked us about our next trip. They wanted to know how we travelled and probably ‘live’ our journey through our captures. We took a while to think the name, some more time to get the content in place, and many more months to post it. That said, our blog has always been a memoir of the moments we’ve lived as travellers. Moments wherein we could escape the insanity of human chaos and discover ourselves in the midst of nature. After two years, it’s become more of a virtual bank of some wonderful, and some not-so- wonderful experiences.

What’s our advice for new bloggers?

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Nameri, India.

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

 

Be honest. Stay real. It might be tempting to sway your opinion to get the likes, follows or comments. But, if you ever plan to look back at your blog, after ‘x’ number of years, you might want to read something that will remind you of what got you started in the first place. Something, that makes you want to believe that you’ve lead an eventful life. And for all that you didn’t achieve, there’s something that stood the test of time.

We’re ambivalent of awards. Awards may mean many things. But, we’d also like to believe it’s a way of showing appreciation and shining the spotlight on some interesting blogs out there! From restless wanderers, solo travellers, to travelling with kids – each one of the blogs below reflects a different type of travel ideology. Go ahead, have a shot at telling your side of the story. And, don’t worry, participation is voluntary. For more details click here.

  1. Lisa Dorenfest – One Ocean at a Time
  2. A Wandering Memory
  3. Wanderlust: Becoming a Traveler
  4. Debbiestravelblog
  5. Sree is Travelling
  6. Wayfarers
  7. Where is Kat Going
  8. Priyanka Moraes
  9. Fifiandhop
  10. Jaipur Thru My Lens

16 responses to “When You’ve Walked Enough…

    • Thanks so much! I’m so happy to have discovered your blog. We spent barely 2 weeks in Japan and fell in love with it instantly. Through your captures, I get to re-live those moments again. 🙂 And also see how much we missed.
      cheers
      Cheryl

  1. Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for nominating my blog for this award! We have just recently connected, so I feel honoured to be mentioned here. Unfortunately, I don’t do awards because I get kinda lazy to participate 😉 Regardless, I would like to say that I enjoy reading your blog too and your photos are simply amazing. Looking forward to continue to be part of your blogosphere 🙂

    • Ah! Kat, don’t worry! I’m super lazy myself. And as I said in the post, I too am ambivalent of awards. But, I do follow Michael Atkins regularly. And there are some interesting blogs that probably don’t always get ‘sighted’. I must confess, I don’t always actively use tags to search for blogs. Maybe, I’m not too social or savvy. I depend on posts to find new ‘interesting’ blogs. Maybe, that’s what I was thinking. 🙂 Thanks for your words of praise. I’m glad to have discovered your blog. Few tourists want to explore India’s NE or northern mountains! That’s what keeps me hooked to your blog. Have a nice weekend!

    • Thanks so much! Sadly, I’m not walking as much. I’m back to the sedentary life I lead when I don’t travel. Need to get back to walking. I must mention (totally unrelated to this post), I finally saw Amu few months back. I really liked it. Have you seen Shahrukh Khan’s new film trailer, ‘Dilwale’? A song in the movie is shot in Iceland. Perhaps, DDLJ 2 in the making? 🙂

      • I guessed as much. Actually, it was meant in jest. 🙂 I’m not a fan either. Although, occasionally, I’m guilty of resorting to escapism through movies. What better way than a good ‘ol song-and-dance routine.

  2. Congratulations on the award! I really like your blog and wished I discovered it sooner. You two share the good and not-so-good sides of travel – like how your legs heart you when you get around, but you won’t let that stop you! Love your take on awards – sometimes it really is a way of letting someone know that they inspire you or that you are thinking of them 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Mabel! It not easy to discover our blog as I’m not as blog savvy. I’ve recently started using tags effectively – to find interesting blogs. 🙂 I remember, last year, there was a whole series of awards and challenges etc… Thankfully, this year has been quieter. But, as you said, sometimes awards (wish there was another word) are a good way to find new blogs or just show how much you appreciate the ones that you follow. And, I’m super happy to have discovered your blog. It’s not easy to be honest while writing. You do a fantastic job. Have a great week!

      • Awww! Your blog is a great travel blog! And I’m sure many who like travelling finds it appealing! Whereas for a blog like mine, about hard-hitting topics, I’ve always found it challenging to both relate to readers and put my stuff out there. But, as bloggers, we all try and have fun at it 🙂

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