While the world was busy with the talks of #MaggiBan, #DelhiMinisters, #FallingSensex, I was having a tiring May in Office this year and thanks to the sleepless nights (or if I put it better, ‘nights with less sleep’), I am planning to go on a vacation.
The traveler in me has been on a hibernation mode, since last time I had a break-from-work vacation was in December 2013 in the north-eastern parts of the country. Travelling is always fun when the things that make you happy are with you. First and foremost thing for me while planning for a vacation is getting the plans of our gang of friends.
|Gang of Friends|
No vacation is good unless you have the crazy friends by your side. It generally gets difficult to get the plans of 4 friends, working in different companies, in sync but as they say where there’s a will, there’s a way.
|Simar 'the Photographer'|
Also, the photographer Simar refuses to take a backseat whenever I am on vacation mode. I often prefer spending time in the lap of nature and no wonder, photography comes naturally in the natural atmosphere. So, a DSLR camera to capture the cherishable moments is a must in my luggage bag.
Further, whenever into a long vacation, I need to have my laptop with me, and no, not for any official reasons, but since I need it to vacate the space in DSLR’s memory card and to share the pictures.
As opposed to my friends, I am an early riser and hence, a pair of running/ jogging shoes is what I require to go for jog in the morning. I like talking to the nature and morning is the best time for the conversation.
|Staple Food on Vacation - Maggi|
Whenever going on any trip, one thing Punjabis can never forget about is the food for the journey. Whether it is a 2-3 hours journey or it is a day long road trip, we carry loads of matthi achaar, namkeen, fruits etc. Whatever be the apetite of the fellow travelers, he food we carry always wins the competition on what lasts longer. Earlier, our staple food, Maggi used to top the charts for the journey food, but thanks to the Ban now, you are bound to miss it.
All this makes my vacation packing complete and one thing I figure out now is that my luggage is heavy to the core now. However, one more thing that is certainly true in majority of cases is that while we love planning and packing, we really hate to pick our heavy bags in the excitement of the enjoying the place. But while I was searching for a nice getaway to spend some leisure time, I came across Renault Lodgy, a perfect fit into my travel plans.
It has a comfortable 7-8 seat configuration which perfectly suits our gang of four. Further, since every seat seems to offer similar comfort and legspace, we won’t have to fight within ourselves for our preferable seats. An open storage above the glove box and conveniently placed cup holders and flight trays take care of enabling us to enjoy our journey food. It also offers me a 12V charging socket in all the rows and am never away from twitter and FB owing to low battery.
And to top it up, it has a mediaNAV console with chrome surround which allows me to play my fav songs from the USB drive all the way. The journey never gets dull, even when you are waiting in a queue on a Toll plaza.
So, before my vacation plan finalizes, my partner in the vacation seems already finalized. And with so many features to flaunt with, life seems so much Lodgykal with Renault Lodgy.