Another episode of travel blogging interview. This time, we reached out a traveling couple who is passionate about exploring the world. Introducing Ram & Reshma from screamingpiston.blogspot.in. Enjoy the interview.
Tell our readers about yourself?
Quitting our corporate lives, we have embarked on a nomadic life and have been doing so for more than 2 years. Our love for the road, mountains, beaches led us to this full time traveling lifestyle and we continue to make memories.
How do you fund your travel?
With a combined work experience of 14 years between us, we have managed to save for traveling and we use our savings to fund it. Also, we are budget travelers.
Did your family/friends think you were crazy?
Initially they were skeptical of our decision to leave the so-called society prescribed lifestyle to do something that would not earn anything and sooner or later empty our savings but eventually they understood that this gave us happiness and now they are content and happy with what we are doing.
What’s been your biggest challenge traveling together?
The biggest challenge that we face is to decide which places to visit as we both have our bucket lists so zeroing down on the place takes up most of our time. Eventually we chalk out the plan in a way that it is a win-win situation for the two of us.
Best & Worst Place you been to?
Every place that we have visited has given some beautiful memories that we cherish. However, a place that we would definitely want to go back to and has been our personal favorite is Meghalaya. Everything about the place was beautiful- the landscapes, people. culture, cuisine and the roads.
What’s the greatest thing about traveling as a couple?
Traveling as a couple teaches you to be more patient, you understand each other better, being there for each other during highs and lows. It also makes us more mature and we tend to look at the bigger picture rather than worry about trivial issues.
Your top tips for couples planning an extended trip together?
Do not plan everything to the T. Let the trip takes its course.
Write down your travel expenses that will help you stay within your daily budget.
Try to use public transport as much as possible that would not just help you save money but also gives you an opportunity to know more about the place, locals and their lives.
Carry only basic and minimal stuff.
Do you plan to keep traveling indefinitely or do you see yourself settling down somewhere before long?
For now, travel is the only thing on our minds and we plan to do so for a few more years. We have not yet decided what we plan to do later on.
What has travel taught you?
Travel has taught us to be happy and content with whatever we have. Things might not go as planned but the beauty lies in learning to adapt and accept the changes that come along with a smile. The other important lesson is perception, we tend to have our own perceptions about how to deal with situations and what is wright or wrong based on our values, culture and other variables. Travel has taught us to be appreciative of others perceptions as their values, culture and thought process may be entirely different. What might be taboo for some might be a way of living for another. Travel broadens your horizon and you realize you form a tiny part of the whole world.
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