In today’s era everything is on social media, so as someone’s personal life too. But inspiring people with your travel stories is something amazing, How does is feels to be a travel blogger? when asked her this she replied, ” I come from a family where things like: how we look or what we wear – never mattered, rather were never discussed. My family believes in being private about many things, personal photos being a definite one of them. In fact, my Orkut profile until MBA days used to have some random comic character as my profile picture. From that to having a “public” Instagram and Facebook page, I think I have come a long way. well, it actually started overnight. Until Sep 18, 2017 (which is one day before we started this page), I had no clue that I was going to do this the next day. Two of my best friends actually convinced me that I MUST START blogging to document how we do, what we do. That same night I gingerly initiated this topic with Anup and to my surprise, he was on board in no time.
A special name “Mom Dad Travels” :
As we can see the name of her instagram account is momdadtravels. she told a very cute story about this name. She said..” The story behind the name – mom dad travels goes like this.. I suggested 2/3 names and Anup kind of liked this one and I immediately went online and created the page. and now, this name has a special soft corner in our hearts and we completely associate with it!
Esha is a working mom. She has a 6 year old son Arjun. It is difficult to travel with a kid. Esha shared some experiences of her travel stories with Arjun. She told, “Honesty, being a parent in the comforts of your own house is itself challenging, now imagine doing all this and more on a vacation – in a new city/country. So, if anyone tells you that a trip with a kid is easy – let me tell you for a fact, do not trust them in anything. But yes, after having done quite a few trips with Arjun we now know a number of tips and tricks which can help others have a smoother vacation. And “mom dad travels” is a medium for us to do that and more. Our first vacation as 3 was with our (then) 12 week old Arjun. We went for 4 nights to Goa. I wouldn’t say that it was the best vacation we’ve ever done but yes, it did feel really wonderful to be out, eating and dressing up (as much as was possible with a little baby).”
Fitness is important for travelling :
It is really important to be fit for travelling. So not just for the travel period but entire year one has to work on it. Esha is one of such people who pays attention towards fitness, we can see that from her instagram posts and stories about this she gave an important message ” To travel all over the world continuously you really need to be fit. I have a good support system and me and my husband somewhat divided our parenting & home chores and this gives both of us some spare time to pursue our passion for fitness. We take turns and go to the gym in the evenings on weekdays but on weekends, it's usually all three of us together at the society gym (which means more fun than workout.
Proper management is the key of “happy travelling” :
When I asked her how she manages everything her job, home and office too and still get leaves for travelling she told “With regards to travelling, the first thing that I usually do at the start of every year is to look for long weekends & national holidays. Most of our vacations are planned around those times and this helps us plan for more trips without impacting our professional lives. An equally important point is – finances. We try to balance international, within India and close by weekend getaways in a manner that they don’t burn a hole in our pockets So, for us planning in advance plays a crucial role.”
Make happy memories :
You get one life, so why spend it worrying about everything ? When we make happy memories we can live happily too. 🙂 Esha too has same views she says, “Live life to the fullest. Make happy memories. Be grateful for what you have. Work hard & chase your dreams but remember to take your loved ones along on that journey. Be sincere in everything that you do, in every relationship that you have and remember to pat your backs & love your own selves always!”
I strongly agree with these views. Nowadays we are so busy in our schedules that we even forget we have a family. It is really important to take out time for ourselves, Family and friends. Remember we get just one life.. We should invest it in making the best and happy memories.. so that we can cherish them for life long..
– Niharika Pole Sarwate