It’s not the destination, it’s the journey …

road trip

Road-trips..who doesn’t love it? I don’t know about others but I love road-trips since my childhood.

“All you need is a wheel in your hand and four on the road.” 😉 ~ (modified Jack Kerouac’s quote)

It was after my high-school exams, that we got into our summer holidays as the results were not out yet.

Family decided to go to Mahabaleshwar, which is in Maharashtra State of India. The British colonial rulers developed this town into a Hill Station, served as the summer capital of Bombay Presidency during those days.

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” ~ Izaak Walton

Mahabaleshwar

This place is a treat for nature lovers as it has lush green forest, there is a fort that King Chatrapati Shivaji built it called as Pratapgad. It’s beautiful and to go there you need to do some hiking. Since there is a holy river Krishna Nadi, at the bank of it there is a temple as well.

Pratapgad

Besides visiting the scenic places, and eating the local cuisine of Maharashtra there are five temples with old Indian architecture. It’s basically a holiday resort, honeymoon sport and pilgrimage site for people. So any age can enjoy the trip.

“Roads are a record of those who have gone before.”~ Rebecca Solnit

We had booked a van and it was so much fun, I remember through the trip it was Samantha Fox who’s cassette was playing in the van. So many beautiful vista points and pictures and the best part was to stop at certain places to eat because the food taste will vary as you make progress within the Maharashtra state.

I remember going for a boat ride at Venna lake and a horse ride, it was such a fun ride. There’s also an Elephant point rock which reminds me of the Elephant rock at Valley of fire near Las Vegas.  

Elephant point rock at Mahabaleshwar
Elephant rock at Valley of fire – Las Vegas

After all the fun, food and friendly time, on our return we were all dead asleep until my Dad suddenly started the ‘funky town’ on the cassette and everyone jumped off the seats..lol!

Road-trips are so much fun that it gives you, your own space and privacy when you are in your car or van. You will enjoy specially in this pandemic time as people were crowding at the airport for vacations.

It’s the journey

We often do road-trips in US as there is so much to see here and you can drive along and go to as many States as you can based on your vacation duration. Music is one best company during such trips and one must be ready for anything and everything to face whether it’s the food, stay or meet people along the way.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” ~ Tony Robbins 

~ Dawn 

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2 thoughts on “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey …

  1. “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey…” Is usually applied to one’s life. We are all headed to the same place—you don’t want to rush it—enjoy the trip.

    • Yes @keithakenny, I often relate my journey to life, and often use this quote… Enjoy the trip, don’t rush and take things at it’s pace…😍 thank you

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