A year-full of adventures : Our upcoming Family World Trip !

There are multitude of ways of managing one’s mid-life crisis. I did not understand the enormity of this stage of life till I hit my 40’s. Instead of rushing and buying a yellow Ferrari, Meha and I decided to take a year off and do a family world trip. You read it right – you jealous DSC_3638 (2)sloggers- Meha, Mihika (our darling 12 year-old daughter) and I are embarking on a mother-of-all-“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”-style adventures !! We wanted to remember a special year while on our death beds (far away still, hopefully) away from the traffic woes and mundane chores- admiring the 5000-year old Pyramids, experiencing the majestic sunrise and sunset at Grand Canyon, gasping at the waterfalls in Yosemite, gazing at the stars in Sedona, shaking hands with Marine Iguanas in Galapagos, getting awe-stuck in Machu Pichhu, encountering the grizzly bears in Yellowstone, gawking at world’s largest musical instrument museum in Phoenix, marveling at the Byzantian-turned-Ottoman Istanbul, and lots more ! How I managed to fool/convince (depending on one’s point of view) Meha to sign up to this absolutely crazy idea, will be detailed in another blog ! We wanted to take a path less trodden,to make our life more interesting. It’s an experiment at this stage of life we thought was worth every penny. Mihika will be parent-tutored for a year – what a fabulous principal who has given a year’s leave without losing a year – and she gets to learn the best lessons of life on the road immersed in various civilizations, peoples, cultures, museums and yes – studies too! Don’t be too jealous, wish us luck :). We have been overwhelmed (frankly I did not know we had so many friends!) by the encouragement and enthusiasm shown by friends and family. Casual acquaintances have accosted me and wished luck – leaving us totally overwhelmed. Now we feel, it’s “OUR” journey. ManySharpBends.Com is our blog where we capture our unforgettable adventures. Do follow us on the blog and facebook posts.

22 thoughts on “A year-full of adventures : Our upcoming Family World Trip !”

  1. M cubed! We are looking forward to each bend along with you. God bless. Have a fantastic time. We shall live vicariously through you!

  2. Terrific adventure! I am a romantic myself and this is the sort of thing I wanted to do in my twenties. Amazing that you have managed to pull it off with family. Look forward to your travel reporting and your safe return back to the community.

  3. Thank you for being the very best guitar who has taught me everything I know about music and most especially how to tune my guitar, which I found difficult.

  4. Incredible Plan and Thought Manish .. All the best to you all. If Washington DC is in your path, do let me know and we can have a mini PEC get together while you rest 🙂

  5. As a start Manish, remember that they never found any mummies in the pyramids. So that they were tombs is wrong. Whack the guide if he tries to BS to you. Mera naam lena 🙂

  6. Best of luck mate !
    Really amazing stuff and I so love ant to do something like this

    Do you have a Facebook page for the blog ?

    1. Hey thanks Anuraj. Hope you guys have settled down well. Yes I have sent you a facebook request.

  7. This is just outstanding fabulous thought one has never thought off;! I remembered the classic book ” around the world in 80 days”!
    I m very curious to know ur iternary can you please share one?
    When I told this to my son he asked me for the iternery!!
    Wish you all very best n safe tour !!
    Will stay tuned to hear from u more!!
    Bon Voyage , Dear Mehala, Manish , Mihika!!

    1. Thanks Sucheta. The itinereray is Bangalore – Chennai – EGYPT (Cairo – Luxor) – USA (New York – Orlando – Everglades National Park – Miami) – ECUADOR (Quito – Mindo – Galapagos Islands)- PERU (Ollantytambo-Machu Pichhu – Cuzco- Iquitos – Amazon Rainforest – Lima) – USA (San Francisco – Yellow stone & Grand Teton National Park – Yosemite – Death Valley – Las Vegas – Hoover Dam – Grand Canyon – Sedona – Phoenix – San Diego – Los Angeles – San Francisco – Washington DC – Niagara Falls- Boston- New York) – UK (Manchester, London) – TURKEY (Istanbul) – INDIA (Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya – Chennai – Anajta Ellora Caves, Shirdi, Mumbai ) – KENYA (Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi, Amboseli) – INDIA (Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer, Delhi), AUSTRALIA (Gold Coast – Cairns – Great Barrier Reef – Kakadu rainforest (Darwin) – Sydney – Uluru – Melbourne – THAILAND (Bangkok, Khao Yai park, Chaing mai – Chiang Rai – Krabi) – CAMBODIA (Siam Reap – Phnom Menh – ) – VIETNAM (Saigon, Hoi Ann,Da Nang – Halong Bay, Hanoi)- SINGAPORE – MALAYSIA (Kuching, Mulu)…

  8. Fabulous Manish! I salute you. Requires guts and Adrenalin to embark on such a journey. May you achieve all that you wish to. Keep posted from time to time. Wishing you and your family all the best.

  9. Dear children
    Our blessings and good wishes for the wonderful journey which very few people dare to do. God is great and will always be with you with helping hands. Have faith on yourself and God.
    Papa Maa and whole family

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