Abhishek Prasad here. I have successfully managed to balance a corporate profession and a travel addiction for more than 20 years, and I am still looking forward to the day when I will devote my entire life to pursuing my passion. However, the addiction to travel began much earlier.
Who Am I?
Being reared and born in a little Indian town gave me the ideal start in life for a life of travel. Growing up in the picturesque town of Betul in Madhya Pradesh is one thing that would definitely inspire you to travel.
I finally realised what I should have known all along: that balancing a corporate profession and a backpack wasn’t something I could continue doing indefinitely after twenty-two years of doing it. Both of those items would eventually have to be sacrificed.
When there has been one too many days of sunshine, I yearn for that moody nature vibe. Wandering in to the woods, one with nature, I feel her deep spectrum of emotion. My soul blends with it, and feels peace.
I recently purchased the Meteor 350 from Royal Enfield, which is a gorgeous, smooth motorcycle. The year 2022 is treating me quite well. I like to ride all year long, both on and off-road. I’ve visited every region near Pune, and the entire rainy season was fantastic. I’ve travelled to 35 locations thus far, and I keep going.
I rode my Meteor 350 for 6100 miles, through numerous states, cities, villages, mountains, passes, rivers, and crossroads, from Pune to Ladakh and back in 22 days and 21 nights.
Why Am I Doing This?
I made the decision many years ago that I would not spend the rest of my life waiting impatiently for the weekend while working 40 hours a week in an office. I knew there had to be a better way, at least for me; I wasn’t interested in going down the same road as everyone else.
There needed to be more to living a life of passion and purpose than just a phrase on someone’s Facebook wall. It had to be a part of how I live my life every day. That wasn’t going to come from taking three weeks off a year.
The risk of delaying everything for a day that might never arrive was simply too great. Right now, I am healthy, capable, and driven to live a life I love and pursue my aspirations no matter where they may take me. It won’t always be like this.
I’m making every effort to make the one chance I have at this life the most fruitful one I can. It’s not always simple or flawless, but it’s always something I’m quite proud of.