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#TravelTuesday - Why I Am Not A Full Time Travel Blogger

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Here's a recent conversation I had with someone: 

Random Person - So, you are a travel blogger?
Me - I am a blogger. I talk about several things including travel. 
Random Person - Are you not a full time travel blogger?
Me - Nope. I am not a full-time travel blogger, nor will I ever be. 
Random Person - Why not?
Me - O. Where do I start ... for so many reasons!

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I AM A HOME BODY
As much as I love traveling, I love staying at home more. I enjoy being a couch potato. I like having a sense of belonging to some place. I enjoy decorating my house. I cannot do any of these things if I am always on-the-go.  

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I LOVE READING (physical) BOOKS
If you are a full-time travel blogger, then you are always on the go and have to carry minimal luggage. A book will be last thing you would want to carry along with you. Even if you buy them you would be able to take them along and what a tragedy that would be. 

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LIFE IS ABOUT BALANCE
I like working out. I like going for group fitness classes. I also like volunteering at my yoga studio. I like meeting friends. I like doing all of these thing as much as I like traveling. And again, I would not be able to do them if I didn't have a home. 

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ME TIME 
I know traveling is quintessentially "all-me-time" but that's not what I am talking about. I think this probably overlaps with being a home body, but the me time spent pampering myself, or taking care of 'bodily' needs is something which is best done in the comfort of my home. 

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FLEXIBILITY 
The whole reason for not doing a 9 to 5 job is that I like flexibility. I like being able to pick my own hours. Do what and when I want to do. I do not want to be a slave to 'traveling'. You know when you are not home, you actually have the least amount of flexibility. You are dependent on the resources, culture, technology of the city/country you are in. That's not my idea of travel. 

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COOKING 
Cooking is such a stress buster for me. Stepping into the familiarity of my kitchen and starting to prepare a meal is my second favorite thing to do. And I do not particularly enjoy cooking in someone else's kitchen (unless it is a chef's kitchen or something!).

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And truth be told, (full time) travel blogging is not really all that it is cracked up to be. There are constant delayed flights, not-that-great food options, a lot of bad accommodations, and a lot of cost involved. Not to say that it is not fantastic to be able to travel as a profession but it is not a bed of roses 100% of the times. My idea of travel is leisure, adventure and luxury. I like to do things at my own pace, I like to stay at good hotels, and I do not want to be on the road all the time. 

The bottom line is that, travel for me is a break from my regular life. I do not want my world to revolve around travel. I enjoy a balanced life which has a little bit of everything instead of "too much" of any one thing. 

Looks like, full-time travel blogging is not for me. 

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5 comments

  1. Love this post...I really like the way you present your thoughts.
    Neat and clean.

    Aditi
    www.sosaree.in

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  2. I like how real this post is , I am done with the travel blogger hype.
    I love travelling and I do it every month but I also love some of the things above which I wouldn't be able to do if I am always on the go.

    http://www.distinguisheddiva.com/2016/10/fitness-friday-simple-daily-full-body.html

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  3. You say things I agree with so often that I sometimes thing we're the same person. Then I remember you're cuter. :-)

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  4. i hear you. not that im pursing travel blogging or anything but the idea of traveling for work doesnt sound all that appealing at the end of the day.

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  5. You know I was thinking what it is that I do not like about traveling all the time? I wasn't able to put it in ink.. and you have just summed it up.

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