I’m Abhishek Prasad. For two decades I successfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, and still waiting for the day when I will be dedicating my life to focus on my passion. However the travel addiction started long before that.
Who Am I?
Being born and raised in small-town of India. Provided me with the perfect beginnings for a life of travel. If there’s one thing guaranteed to make you want to get out and see the world, growing up in a beautiful town Betul in a amazing country at the bottom of the world.
After finishing university and purposely falling into a designing career, I started my wanderings in the same way that many fighters do.
After nineteen years of juggling a corporate career and a backpack, I eventually figuring out what I probably should have known all along: this wasn’t something I could keep doing forever. One or other of those things was going to have to give.
I’m inspired by the freedom to travel like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. I needed to build a life around it.
2019 saw me setting up a new home base in Pune, but that didn’t seem to stop me traveling through different states of India. I have my solo trip plans ready for this year and lot many are yet to be planned. I will be covering the rural areas in this monsoon.
Why Am I Doing This?
Few years ago, I decided that the rest of my life was not going to consist of sitting in an office for 40 hours a week and desperately waiting down to the weekend.
I wasn’t interested in following the same path as everybody else, and knew that for me at least, there had to be a better option.
Living a life filled with passion and purpose needed to be more than a quote on somebody’s Facebook wall. It had to be something built into my day to day existence. Three weeks of vacation each year wasn’t going to provide me with that.
Putting everything off for a day that might never come was a risk that was just too big to take. Right now I have the health, ability, and burning desire to live a life I love, to follow my dreams wherever they may lead. This will not always be the case.
I get one shot at this life, and I’m doing everything I can to make that the most fulfilling shot I possibly can. It’s not always easy and it’s not always perfect, but it’s always something that I’m fiercely proud of.