Unless you have traveled far and wide, searched for the unknown, or explored a place you have always wanted to, your diary of life will lack the colors of the world and that’s ‘The Diary of a Nobody.’ Each and every one of us has the soul of a traveler, but somehow life, with all of its responsibilities and mundane routines, has us stuck in an endless vicious cycle of self-loathing and desire to do more. This results in the desire to do something that we are going to remember for the rest of our lives, but we never really make the time to do. The moment when we realize the meaning of life and have the tenacity to let go off what’s holding us back for just a moment and just take a dive into the unknown—that’s when we have truly lived.
This, too, is ‘A Diary of a Nobody,’ who has dreams and desires to travel far and wide and do something spectacular like bungee jumping off a cliff, take a leap of faith from the highest mountains in a wingsuit or just holding hands of of loved one standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower. I love being able to have experiences I can cherish and remember as long as I live. While writing this post, I just thought of sharing a few of my deepest desires and bucket list items.
Diary Entry #1: Bungie Jumping Off a Red Wood Tree
We have all seen people bungee jumping from bridges and cliffs, but nothing can come close to what it would feel like to jump from the top of a Redwood tree. If this is the first time you have heard something like this, then visiting Humboldt, California, should be on your list of places to travel to. But just remember that you can’t just decide to get on top of a tree and decide to jump on your own because that would land you in trouble with the authorities (and it’s not safe). Bungee Adventures is the only company in the states to have a legal license to lead such trips. The trip is 3 phased. First you would have to climb all the way to the top of the redwood tree (almost 15 feet), and then perform a tightrope walk between the two trees and take the leap of faith all the way down to earth. This is something that I would definitely want to do in my lifetime. What about you? I've bungee jumped, but not like this.
Diary Entry #2: Hiking Through the Zion Narrows
The remarkable depth of the Zion Narrows in Utah gives off a feeling of a place lost in time. The breathtaking beauty of the Narrows is like a poet’s dream realized in the handiwork of nature itself. It’s a 16-mile long trek through one of America’s most beautiful natural landscapes stretching up to 2,000 feet high and narrowing down to 20 feet at places. Lush hanging gardens surround the wall and the beautiful turquoise shade contrasts beautifully with the terra cotta hues of the cliffs. If there was a doorway to heaven, perhaps it would look like the Zion Narrows in Zion National Park in Utah.
Diary Entry #3: Skydiving
The greatest feeling on earth is that of letting go and being truly free. They say if you mess with Mother Nature, the retaliation would be decisive and absolute. But not at Skydiving. It's on the bucket list. Maybe for my 40th birthday. Who knows, but what a cool thing to free fall through the sky, unlike any amusement park ride or rush you've ever felt.
These are just a few of the things I would love to do in this life, and even though I am not super rich and could only afford a modest accommodation for a day or two at max due to my other commitments and large family, companies like HotelsByDay make it easier with same day hotel reservations for travelers like me who have been till now only dreaming about extreme and last minute traveling but hold back due to budgetary constraints.
Perhaps this ‘Diary of a Nobody’ would be worth something when I look back at it when I am old and reminiscent!