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My Travel Aspirations for the rest of 2019

My Travel Aspirations for the rest of 2019
I am delighted to be a part of the New Year Resolutions Blog Train hosted by blogger friends. After thinking over and over again for almost a week now, I decided to write about My Travel Aspirations for 2019 here. Though I have all the time to go around the world in 80 days, I wish my husband and daughter thought the same.
To give you an idea about my travel plans especially in the last two years, most of the ideas were dropped halfway due to “no-time”, “not-now”, “little girl we have”, “sure, next year”, and much more silly list of excuses. If you want lame excuses, contact me, I could give you a bunch in 5 seconds. 
As I write this, I also want you to know that my daughter is 20 months old and my husband is on travel already, which clearly states that my aspirations might remain just that too! However, I have blessed parents who love trips. These two senior citizens (my mother is almost there) enjoy their trips in a planned way! So I decided, mom comes and tells that baby girl and I accompany them for the first trip this year! Well, I let her rule when she comes with trip plans.
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That’s how my first trip for this year was planned. I am revealing the place because I am super-excited to finally travel somewhere. I am traveling to the “Queen of Hill Stations”, Ooty! When my parents planned this, I realized how much I miss travel, the little girl always at home, her father away at work and me occupied with chores all day. I really need a break, a different outlook and many reasons to brighten my life and albums with memories that we will cherish after a few years! 
Coming to my aspirations, the list goes like this:
Goa 
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 First on my list right from the time I planned my honeymoon. We put it for a month after the wedding and ta-da, I was pregnant. So, I know I can’t “Goa it” like a newly wedded couple, but I still choose to enjoy it. I wish to travel during the Summer, but I know my little one will love the chill, so it’s after June. 
Coorg 

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My favorite destination that I would love to visit once every year. I have visited this place for almost 3 times now. I love their food, the rains, the Namdroling Monastery, the composed music of Abbey falls when I walk all the way to it, the hair pin bends which gives me a jerk every time, the zip lining and Thala Kauveri. I love to visit the small temples they have there and hear about the histories in tamil. They present it with beautiful words, half of which is ancient.  
Hawa Mahal 
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I am pulled to it after seeing a picture from my friend’s recent travel. I was amazed at the beauty of this place. My parents love Rajasthan and talk about it as one of the best trips. I must go and see why!
Varakala
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Of course, for the beaches. Though this is one of the plans that stand cancelled due to long road travel, we will look for other mode of travel now. 
Andaman 
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Again one of the options we had for Honeymoon. I am scared of water, but love to swim. You see my point why I wanted to visit Andaman. I hope to share so much after the visit.
London 
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Since my husband is at work there now, I would visit it. My sister already has plans without even knowing my travel date. I am sure she knows the place better and I will trust her to be my tour guide.
These are the places I would love to visit in 2019. If I don’t, then I would still make it happen in 2020! πŸ˜‰
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ujjwal mishra
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They say travelling is the best teacher, not just kids but we elders too learn a lot of life skills. Thank for making this list I have few common destinations in mind as andaman and london.

Neha Tambe
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I feel you. I was in that space where I couldn't travel and I felt very sad. Hope your 2019 sees you tick atleast a few places from the list. A suggestion would be to invest in a light weight and folding stroller

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Woohoo you have a long list to travel in 2019. I wish you achieve your goals, cover all these fantastic destinations this year and we get to read a few amazing travel blogs πŸ™‚ Thanks for being a part of this train.

Pragnya Mishra
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Jayanthy, we shared few similar travel aspirations. Goa and Andamans are in our travel wishlist for years now. Hope you make it to most places this year.

Sindhu Sankar
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I totally feel you. Ooty, and London are on my list too, but I really wish to go see more places in the Northeast (of India), and Nepal and Bhutan too! How I wish!!!

shreelekha
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Wow..Your way of expression almost took me to all the mentioned places. mom of a 20 month year ol too..can understand your GOA story. All the best to you and your family…

Alpana
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Quite interesting list. I haven't been to any one these but wish to visit a few out of them. Good luck with your travel plans. Thanks for being a part of this train.

Arvind Passey
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All the best for your travel aspirations… do read a few of my posts on London.

mahathi ramya A
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Nice travel plans. I wish you visit all those places in 2019. I love coorg too. I have visited the place thrice already.

Surbhi Prapanna
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Lovely list and all these places are so awesome..especially London..I also had a travel aspiration for this super awesome place and wish to visit this sometime with my family. #NYR2019

Deliciously Alive
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I wish you cover this list, Jayanthy. Goa in the monsoons is especially charming.

Vidhya Thakkar
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An amazing post! loved the photographs

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Ujjwal for dropping by!! It is true that travel teaches us a lot, especially to be in the moment!

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Neha! I have a Anmol carrier and it helps me a lot! I usually head out with it even for the grocery shopping I need to do at times!! Since she is 20 months old, she hardly sits in it for more than 5 minutes. She wants to run around instead!! πŸ™‚ I wish to tick off a couple too from the list!! πŸ™‚

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot. I wish I knew who this is!! Still, thanks for dropping by!!

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Pragnya!! I wish we travel soon and check it off this year!! πŸ™‚

Jayanthy
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Northeast is becoming my favorite slowly. Been hearing a lot from your travel and reading a few others too! Since the basic isn't resolved yet and I might get too cold there, I am holding it back for the next year!! πŸ™‚ I am sure yours will happen soon! πŸ™‚

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Shreelekha!! I am glad you enjoyed my post and understood my GOA story!! *winks and laughs*

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Alpana! I am glad to be a part of this blog train! The best part is fulfilling the commitment and glad to write something about my much-awaited travel plans!! πŸ™‚

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot, Arvind! That's definitely going to happen! Gonna keep checking your blog for more from now on!! πŸ™‚

Jayanthy
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Cheers, Ramya! Coorg is amazing!! Thanks so much for wishing me a great travel this year! If it happens, I will be the happiest!!

Jayanthy
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All the best Surbhi!! I am sure you visit it with family and have a great time there! If possible, I am at a point where I wouldn't mind traveling alone too!! πŸ˜‰

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Mayuri! I really wish! Though I love the summers, both the husband and the little one love the monsoon! I am sure it would be exactly that season!

Jayanthy
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Thanks a lot Vidhya!! <3

sonam sahid khan
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oh this is so good,even i do like travelling,but since last year we (couple ) didn't got a chance to go anywhere. I wish i could plan this year some.

Anagha Yatin
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I can see that you are bitten by the travel bug, just like all of us!
Varkala is a new place I have ever heard about. Will look forward to your travelogue as and when you happen to visit it.
Wishing you a great time at Ooty. I'm sure your 20 month old lil angel will sure pick up the travel bug.

Sonia Chatterjee
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I love traveling. I have traveled extensively in South because of my posting in Bangalore and Mysore. Both my husband and I love Varkala. I hope you get to see all of these places this year

Unknown
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Hope you will all these places very soon. Interesting places they are. πŸ™‚

Maya Bhat
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Hope you will visit all these places very soon. Interesting places they are. πŸ™‚

Shahnila Hassan
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My thinking is same as yours. I love traveling but husband have lots of excuses. It doesn't mean he is not traveling. He travels a lot but left me at home for our baby. I hope I'll also go on tour

The Novice Soul
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Quite an aspiration I would say. For me it would take atleast 3-4- years to meet such travel goals. All the best to you for your travel plans. Go girl Go!

shivani shinde
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Great read.
Travel is an eye opener. It makes you come face to face with your fears and also makes you aware of your strengths.
So do go ahead and tick them off the list.

Roopali Kadam
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I wish i could also go to these places and explore them.. wonderful post..

Indian Vlogger Yogeeta
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I stay near Goa, it is just an hour away from Sindhudurg. I would say please visit Sindhudurg for some serenity and secluded clean beaches. I loved the way you shared things with your readers like minute details of your trip cancellations πŸ™‚ I have been through such scenarios as well. #vigorousreads #blogtrain #NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

Shipra Trivedi
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Out of your list, I have visited HawaMahal only. Rest of the places attracts me so much. Hope I can plan something this year and Andaman will be on top in my list. Happy traveling to you!

Praggatti rao
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Hey dear great list of travel places .. Coorg is my favourite too!
I can see how no travel could be for all of us… been there so can feel you!! It’s a long year , hopefully something will materialise😊

Prerna wahi
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We love traveling and your list is so comprehensive. I have covered most of these places and have added the rest to mine! Good luck to you for these travel aspirations

Rohan Kachalia
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That’s such an amazing list of destinations.

Ila Varma
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May your wishes come true. The list of places you have collated is worth visiting.

http://www.varmaila.com

Sudeept
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Your post brought back fond memories of my own family trip to Ooty, way back in 1999 πŸ™‚ The ‘Queen of the Hills’ tag is totally justified, as you will yourself attest to once you visit.

Also, loved the way you described Coorg. Made me put it on my own ‘Places to visit’ list.

Here’s wishing you fulfill all your travel goals this year ✌️

shrilekha Joshi
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Varkala …I would add that one to my list. And yes as someone is saying to visit Sindhudurg .I shall. I have visited it long back when I was a small child. Let me plan right away ..great blog

Rashmi Karthik
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Good luck with your travel aspirations. London is still far for me to dream of. And Andaman is on my cards for this year: Jaipur and udaipur we are going this month:)

Dimpl
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Whow !! I’m a travel freak too and so is my 19 months daughter. Your travel diaries motivated me and cheered me up. Hope your able to achieve them all πŸ™‚ and I think we should plan a trip together πŸ˜€

Dimple
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Whow !! I’m a travel freak too and so is my 19 months daughter. Your travel diaries motivated me and cheered me up. Hope your able to achieve them all πŸ™‚ and I think we should plan a trip together πŸ˜€

Ghazala Naseem
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Ghazala Naseem

Nice write up .
You are lucky that your parents enjoy travel . After kids enjoying vacation is not easy , happy that you can make it.

Disha
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I have visited few of these places and others I should add to my bucket list soon. πŸ™‚

Jameela
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Wow reading this I got my travel goalsπŸ˜‰ n btw even my husband is being postponing my trips saying all excuses he can, no wonder like u I’ve been planning for Goa since years…😌

Rashi Mital
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You have a great list here, Jayanthy. Coorg, Varakala, Andaman, London. Wow. You made me miss J πŸ˜‰ I hope you get to tick this bucket list off.