Wouldn’t you say we all learn lessons throughout our lives? If you could help others to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes, would you like to do that? Some people might, and others might not.
A business mentor gave me a suggestion that resonated with me. He got to know about the wealth of experiences I have had spanning several decades, countries, and different cultures. He told me strongly I should write a book telling my story. This could be of benefit to others. Especially if I shared life’s lessons learned.
I can’t share stories in a book until it is published. I decided to take a different approach. Read on …..
The Genesis Of This Site
About 10 years ago I purchased a domain with my name. It sat dormant because I wasn’t quite sure how to fill it. Until now. After thinking about what my friend told me.
Why not use it to tell stories about my experiences that could benefit those who visit my website? I can devote each blog post to one, helpful and entertaining topic. Sounds like a plan. Right?
This website will be a collection of personal short stories that I hope will amuse and provide words of wisdom to my readers. It will not be in chronological order. Each topic may be spread over several posts. As one topic ends, I may jump to another period in my life.
My objective is to write one story a week after I officially launch this site. Until then, consider this site under construction.
The Travel Perspective
I love to travel. It all began when my parents sent me and my brother to a boarding school up in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain. I’ve written several posts on this. When our family emigrated to England we made that momentous move by steamship. Air travel was relatively new and expensive. Can you imagine a time when it cost less to go places by sea?
That era was about to end. Looking back, I felt it was a privilege to have had the experience of actually traveling by ship to go from one place to another. After I took my first cruise many years later, I was hooked on cruising. The seeds for cruising were sown on that long voyage to England. Since then I have sailed on many cruises from budget to luxury cruise lines.
Why not share stories of my first sailing the high seas as a kid from India? Followed by the cruises I went on much later in life. Then I had a lightbulb moment. Why not create a category on travelling? Not only by ship, but also by rail and long distances by land? Maybe I shall also throw in some notable flights I have taken.
I love helping people achieve their dreams. Why not start of with planning and experiencing your dream cruise? Followed by enjoying vacations by train?
Trains Boats and Planes
If you decide you’d like to go on a cruise vacation the decisions you make will either result in a dream vacation or a vacation from hell. I kid you not. You will learn more in my blogs in the cruising category how to achieve the former and avoid the latter.
Not many think about using the rail to go to a vacation destination. The train ride can be a major event by itself. What about a dream vacation by train? Not only in the US but also in other countries in the world? And don’t worry. Planes will be added in this mix.
Here you wil receive tips and guidance to help you plan your vacations that will save you time. As well as to enjoy your dream vacation by ship and train at the best value possible. I will be writing these artilcles as if to a friend. I believe that the personal touch can make all the difference. Would you like that?
Unlike a book that can be sold for income, I thought of an idea to help defray the cost of maintaining this website, while at the same time, benefiting you.
I will share services provided by establishments that can help you with any travel plans you consider using affiliate links. If you pay for any of these services using these links, I will earn a small commission from these companies. The cost to you would be exactly the same if you went directly to these sources for your purchase. Fair enough?
Reviews Of Fun Stuff Menu
I would also like to share information about fun things in life I enjoy under a Review Of Fun Stuff Menu. Each review will focus on one item in the form of a blog post. If any of these items can be used on your vacation I will alert you to that.
As stated above, if you like what I share, you can click an affiliate link that will be highlighted in that post. This will take you directly to the vendor’s eCommerce website. There you can make your purchases as if you had gone to their website directly. The price you pay will be the same. And the vendor will send me a small commission.
Paying it forward is something I seriously believe in. This personal website is one way to do that. Eventually, I may spawn one or several books from this website.
I hope you will find a few stories and lessons learned that will resonate with you. And perhaps, help you in your journey through life. As well as plan dream vacations.
Since I will be sharing stories from my childhood onwards, I feel readers of any age can benefit.
Please leave comments, questions, and lessons you have learned in the comments section at the end of each blog post. I will be happy to read your comments and respond as soon as possible,
May God grant you a healthy and productive life. Live life with great expectations.
P.S. On the About page, you will find more information about me in a summary. This will give you a peek into my life.