Abhishek Prasad is my name. For nearly 20 years, I have successfully balanced my travel obsession with a corporate career, but I still look forward to the day when I can live my entire life following what I love. But the travel addiction actually started much earlier.
Who Am I?
I had the perfect start in life for a life of travel because I was raised and born in a little Indian town. You would undoubtedly be inspired to travel if you had grown up in the charming Madhya Pradesh town of Betul.
After twenty-two years of juggling a corporate career with a backpack, I finally understood what I should have known all along: that it wasn’t something I could continue doing indefinitely. Eventually, one or both of those things would have to be surrendered.
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 bought a wonderful, smooth motorcycle from Royal Enfield called the Meteor 350. I’m having a great time in the year 2022. All year long, both on and off-road, I enjoy riding. I’ve been to all the places close to Pune, and the entire rainy season was wonderful. I’ve been to 35 places so far, and I keep travelling. I rode my motorcycle from Pune to Ladakh and back in June 2022.
I covered the 6100 miles on my Meteor 350 in 22 days and 21 nights, passing through several states, cities, villages, mountains, passes, rivers, and crossroads.
Why Am I Doing This?
I decided many years ago that I would not work 40 hours a week in an office and wait impatiently for the weekend for the rest of my life. Since I wasn’t interested in taking the same path as everyone else, I thought there had to be a better option, at least for me.
Living a life of passion and purpose required more than simply a statement on someone’s Facebook wall. It had to be a component of how I go about living each day. Three weeks off per year wasn’t going to be enough to achieve that.
It was simply too risky to put things off for a day that might never come. I have the energy, motivation, and health to live the life I love and pursue my goals no matter where they may go. This won’t last forever.
I’m doing everything I can to maximise the one chance I have to live this life. Although it’s not always easy or perfect, I’m always quite proud of it.