#AtoZChallenge : Life is a highway

highway trip

“When I’ll finally begin to earn my own money, I’ll go on many trips. I want to see the world.”


That was the dream. But when you grow and have a job to do, travel usually means going to office and coming back from office. Or maybe the occasional trip home. Forget seeing the world, sometimes you end up not seeing the places around you. I don’t want to end up in such a situation, but then I feel that I am forced. How I wish I could change that!


Moving to a different place is a wonderful experience. But after sometime, you get bored of the city and want to go to some other place. Going home isn’t an option because you want to go to a different place. How I longed to go on a trip to escape the mundaneness of my daily routine!


On just another usual day after work, while randomly browsing through a few articles on the internet, I found an article about the places one must visit in one’s lifetime. The pictures in that article were enough to make me want to go on a trip. I was bitten by the bug of wanderlust.


I wanted to stand on top of a hill and breathe the fresh morning air as I watched the sun rise heralding the beginning of another beautiful day!

I wanted to feel the sand and the salty water as I stood by the seaside, the waves gently lapping up the shore.

I wanted to hear the call of the wild as I smelt the beautiful flowers as I walked amidst the greenery.
I wanted to walk around, listen to stories from history and marvel at the times gone by.
I wanted to just go on the road, with a few friends along enjoying every moment as it came.
My list goes on!


I badly wanted to go on a trip.


Planning trips with friends is a big headache I tell you. And yeah if you plan a trip with friends well in advance, chances are that the trip will never happen. I’d experienced this a lot of times.


“Lets go on a trip this weekend. No excuses.” I typed in our group conversation.
“Alana are you crazy? We haven’t planned anything”
“Where do we go?”
“Just pick a place and we’ll go. Or better still we’ll just go!”


I don’t know if it was a miracle or maybe that longing to go for a trip had engulfed my friends too, the trip was on! Yes, your twenties are the perfect time to go on a trip. Not many responsibilities and you got only yourself to care about!


So on a bright Saturday morning, we set out with some food and lots of laughter. “Life is a highway” we kept singing as we drove down the highway!


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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.
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16 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Life is a highway”

  1. Tina Basu says:

    I loved our trips here and there – all girls and sometimes boys even – all fun
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

  2. swathishenoy says:

    I long for that trip! We have been planning one from 6 months in our class group but all the plans get cancelled. Sigh, how I wish I could just escape this routine, pack my bag and go on a trip all by myself.

    Hostel Life

  3. Modern Gypsy says:

    Ah, to be bitten by wanderlust and go off on mini adventures. That’s the dream, isn’t it?

  4. Lovely post. I think travel is the only thing that makes you richer and wiser in knowledge. Thankfully in the seven years of my stay in bangalore there is no place around that I have not been. Thanks to some crazy friends u have had all along.
    Personally too I enjoy traveling and hence any impromptu plan also I am in. Travel.. As much as possible. One never knows what the future holds so capture as many memories as you can.

  5. Neha says:

    Yes, unplanned trips are the best in twenties. Planning starts once you are in thirties 😛

    My post- Honor

  6. These were the best! Totally unplanned ones. Cos yes, planned ones never worked!

  7. Suzy Que says:

    I did a lot of travelling with family and relatives. Great fun that way.

  8. sanchwrites says:

    Spontaneous trips are great. Sometimes, trips don’t have to be big ones to different countries — weekend getaways and short trips of 5 to 10 days are also a great way to enjoy life and more economical! 😀

    Harrisham Rhyme – Over

  9. vinodinii says:

    My son is about to turn 18 this month end and the first thing on his wishlist after he turn into an adult is going on a road trip with his friends. He’s already planned it and is about to take it after his boards. I understand the dilemma of not being able to go anywhere while you’re working that you’ve mentioned here. It’s happens all the time.

  10. deepagandhi says:

    Spontaneous trips are always fun. Me and my hubby used to go on such trips a lot. Too much planning takes out the fun from it.

  11. Unplanned trips are always awesome! And travel as much as you can. They make the best memories 🙂

  12. Shailaja V says:

    20 somethings should take the opportunity now 🙂 Before they get to be knocking on the doors of 40 and wondering where the time went. Ah, to be 20 again.

  13. It’s not the destination, but the journey.
    We go on major trips (flying involved) twice a year and day trips whenever we can. This spring, we are visiting our daughter in Hawaii—no motel rooms. Though, like you, I want to go someplace big and exotic and off the track.
    I wish you many happy journeys!

  14. I this what all of us would love too, I would want one such long lonely trip
    Launching SIM Organics This April
    *Menaka Bharathi *

  15. A beautiful post on seeking travel adventure made in paradise. I, too, aspire to travel places and not get stuck in a rut.

  16. Anmol Rawat says:

    Somehow, whenever I plan a trip with friend, we are never able to pull it through! That’s why our trips are always based on the instant plans and as you already know, they are the best.
    This is candid Reema; I think everyone can relate to it.

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