Travel Theme : Altruism

When life Gives you lemons..
When life gives you lemons
When life gives you lemons

Some times we might be bored with long travelling.

We  stay away from home, travelling to the main stream touristy places, click those usual picture with that monument, click some front cam selfies, try to push that building, try to pick up the dome of the beautiful architecture, try so many other trick photography items that are tried and tested by millions of others. And after doing all these things, at the end of the day we might be missing something.

We might be introspective about the trip. What was the purpose of this trip, what have I earned from the trip, I spend all the money and what have I gained from it?  Sometimes it is hard to find a purpose of our trips.

So here I have a meaningful suggestion for your next trip ( at least I believe so)

They say ” travel is the only thing you buy makes you richer“. I don’t know who said that. But I have seen plenty of very appealing travel inspiration posters with these words written on them. And it does inspire me all the time.

Well how does travel makes you richer?! Maybe rich memories, rich stories, rich topics for a conversation, rich knowledge about cultures and places…

But I found another way to make travelling a rich experience. Maybe many of you are already doing it. But I have found it recently.

The idea is simple. We travel to some place, we offer our kindness to some random stranger. Make him/her happy.

Yes, do some ‘random acts of kindness’ trip.

Wherever you go, you are sure to find a ‘fighter’ who struggles to make a living, who is less fortunate than us.  Many of the things we take for granted are luxuries to others. So why don’t we start helping the less fortunate people?

When life gives lemons to someone, let’s go buy it, make lemonades and distribute to everyone! And let’s make everyone happy.

So let’s go to some place, maybe a one day trip or a weekend trip to some place. Pick someone who you think would become happier with your kindness. Some times even talking to them can make them happy. Other options are buying them a lunch, buying their entire lot they are trying to sell unsuccessfully, gifting them something. It is all up to you to decide, upon your creativity and kindness.

Let’s plan our next trip and go buy some happiness.

It is also possible to mix the previous travel theme, which was fixed budget travel,  with this one. Make a fixed budget, altruistic travel! So I am again trying to  suggest a travel theme that is not heavy on your pockets.

Imagine, if every other traveler, travels like this and helps people all around the world, how better the world would be to live in! So lets share the love and make our travels, a truly  rich experience.


And thus travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you rich, and this time lets buy some happiness too along with it. Lets travel around the world, to make this a better place to live in.

44 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Altruism”

  1. Strong post, really inspiring! I love the “when life gives someone lemons, lets go buy it” part 🙂 I’ve always wondered how the phrase “travel broadens the mind” can be applicable to modern travel with its comforts, and I guess it’s what you do that determines how much richer the travel you bought makes you. I may not travel miles, but I’ll try this the next time I spot anyone I might be able to help- thanks for the great idea 😀

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    1. Thank you very much for all the kind words. I am glad that we share similar ideologies. Yes, travel can be with purpose and without one! Lets decide to make it a meaningful one. Do let me know your experience once you try it 🙂 And I hope you will share this idea with some more people and world will be a better place in your part of the world too 😀 Thank you for reading 🙂

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  2. I love this, “A random act of kindness” trip.
    So often trips are “What can I get out of this trip?” As you mentioned, “you spend all that money”
    You shared something very beautiful my friend. And it is often the giver that comes out ahead.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  3. What a great post! I never thought about it that way before, but I believe you a very right! Giving, is another way that travel can make you richer. Actually some of my best memories from my travels are from actually that! It is so true what you say about that many of the things we take for granted are luxuries to others.
    Thank you so much for reminding me about this importance!

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    1. Thank you so very much 🙂 And glad that you are agreeing that giving can make travel experience a richer one 🙂 I hope you have already mentioned such a travel experience in your posts. And thank you so much for reading and taking a moment to reply 🙂

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  4. I love this quote: They say ” travel is the only thing you buy makes you richer“.

    I actually never considered travelling to do good in the world…

    You’ve definitely got some gears in my brain moving.

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    1. I guess I found a dream reader!! 🙂 Thank you for reading and glad that it made some impact. Don’t you think we should spread our kindness wherever we go?!


      1. Indeed. I actually sponsor a child through a small charity in Guatemala, and they offer the opportunity to go and visit, and share any skills that the villagers may find useful.

        I’m not sure anyone would find marketing useful (ha-ha, my profession), but maybe just the experience of going and experiencing (and helping in some way), would be worthwhile.

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        1. That is lovely!! That is one meaningful way of travelling 🙂
          Yes, you are already marketing about such a wonderful volunteering opportunity 😀 Eventually they will find it useful 🙂


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