Has my “ Why" of Travel Changed?
While sniffling, coughing, and not doing much, I started revisiting many of my life choices and the things I did in the past. It’s weird but when I am sick, my mind wanders and I have to say, a bit more smarter than when I am not, oddly. I left a few long comments here and there and my brain feels a bit less cluttered. It’s like I have that AHA moment that I can finally revisit some of the choices that were pushed in the back of my head. One that bugs me currently is certainly my habit of traveling that changed drastically from 2017 to today, 2023. It feels like a decade already but it’s not that far off. It was only a few years ago but in that span of time, I have changed.
In the past, I could randomly catch a flight, end up at someone’s apartment, and talk to strangers which were simply outside of my nature. I guess now, I can say I like that alter ego much more than this depressed ass-kid trying to figure life out. But in the end though, I did what I had to do, traveling with more intention as I documented some of my travels into a series and visited many beautiful temples under an architectural mini-essays. And at the same time, I documented many things more than what I did in the past when I wasn’t documenting any of it. I have to say, travel blogging has only grown in me the last couple of years when many weren’t doing it and it was a smaller niche than today. These days, I think it’s overrated that anyone can go wherever, document it online, and there’s no more hidden gem anymore. The world is open for anyone who has money. Although, I always appreciate a unique take of a place and their experiences except not many are doing that. That also speaks volume as to why I still bought travel magazines. It’s all because they offer unique insights to otherwise famous places that are visited by dozens of people.
In my most recent blog, I mentioned that I’d be traveling less which actually is just my way of repressing the things I do too much. It’s a problem itself because I feel like that decision is based on people's judgment about me. I have heard that I traveled too much and can’t settle down. If I am traveling too much, how am I able to show the things I worked on? I know people my age get married, have nicer jobs, etc but what if that’s not my happiness? What if by wandering, I can figure life out rather than sitting and feeling down about the things I can’t change? Sure, now I have parents to take care of but they were fine without me in the past and they should be even now. I certainly don’t want my youth to be robbed because I think 90% of it has been spent on worrying about what I can’t do, what my family will think and many other life hurdles that were thrown my way. So, why not live a little and immersing myself in it?
While I revisited many of my past travel stories, I realized how far I’ve come and noticed the level of engagement was certainly different. Nowadays, I get more engagement than in the past which is something I am thankful for. There are many imperfections here and there but I certainly love comments that are left in my travel posts. The most common one I get is mostly that my writing makes people feel as if they’re traveling with me. To me, that’s such a huge praise because it’s not easy writing something like that. So, it’s always an extra encouragement to me to produce more content like that. I think that apart from books, food, tech and movies, travel is also something I am thoroughly passionate about and can’t stop talking about. It’s why they’re always something that tends to be longer than the regular blogs I am writing.
I also don’t think we have travel tips or a travel community that doesn’t talk about the places and experiences while in it. Traveling is more than just the place and there’s much to it, such as the gears we use, the tips, the travel hacks, and finding ways to get the best deals. That’s also why last year, I decided to create a Nomad Hive community for that. It’s the community where you can talk about anything other than the place you’re visiting and also your remote work experience or a digital nomad lifestyle. For now though, it’s where I post some of my past experiences and websites I use but in the past, I hope more people subscribed to it and share their experiences as digital nomad and remote working become a thing and that we certainly have our preferences and the knowledge we can share from it.
Things have certainly changed and even these days with the community that I intend on growing more. Although I am not sure if people around here are into the idea of that, why not give it a try, right? It’s time not to gatekeep travel information and make it easily accessible for others too.
|𝘔𝘢𝘤 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘫𝘢 & 𝘤𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘳 . 𝘈 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴, 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘨, 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴, 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴, 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺. 𝘚𝘩𝘦'𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴. 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘫𝘰𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯! 𝘋𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘱𝘷𝘰𝘵𝘦, 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬. 𝘈 𝘳𝘦-𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘰.|
I only know you recently so I don't read much of your travel blogs.. I am like that sometimes, when sad or depressed, I just reminisce about my good travel journeys in the past...
haha yeah, I think people are more active these days than in the past, considering the number of users too. I've been here since 2017 and been traveling since but only shared it around 2018 or so.
Nice post. Keep sharing nice content for us to always read and have fun. Lol
Have a nice day
Spam comments will only get you downvoted.
Thank you very much for correcting me. I really appreciate
If you are going to comment on someone’s posts, make sure to actually read it and give a thoughtful comment. That is how you will build an audience. When you do spam comments like you were it is obvious that you didn’t even read their post. You won’t get far on hive acting like that.
Okay. Thanks so much. I really appreciate everything and I will always just do as you said. Thanks once again. I really appreciate your time.
Okay .. thank you