The Life Of Kumar

Hi! My name is Abhishek Kumar. I quit my 9–5 job in December 2017 and bought a one way ticket to Indonesia. Since then I’ve been traveling around the world with my backpack.

Abhishek Kumar | The Life Of Kumar | An Indian Traveler

Since my childhood the only fantasy I ever had was to travel around the world. I learned a lot about different places and people by watching television and reading books. And as a child I would often fantasize about what a great experience it would be to go out there and see new places, talk to new people, experience a new culture and explore.

Soon, I found myself locked in the cage of education system, where my experience of life was getting smaller and smaller. Little did I know that the high school was the end of my fantasy world.

Fast forward 10 years (2016)… I’ve already graduated from college, and been working full time job for last 5 years.

It was August 5th, 2016 and I was 27 years old. I started thinking about my childhood, what I wanted and what I have become. (What happened to that kid I once knew.. I think society happened!!) I was awestruck by how society and family set us up for this trap since our childhood.

I was shaken up by all those thoughts and my current life situation. So I started traveling on weekends which wasn’t enough for me. So, I took few short trips to some beautiful places in India. That didn’t satisfy me either, as I had to plan and come back even if I didn’t want to. So I thought to quit my job and travel around the world. But the trouble was that even after working for all those years I didn’t have enough money.

AND THAT WAS IT! I promised to myself that I would work for next 16 months and will quit the job in December 2017, regardless of how much money I’ll have.

Since then I’ve been planning about my upcoming adventure. And I’ve learned a lot about how to travel on budget by talking to people from around the world who’s been traveling for years. I created this website to share what I’ve learned so that you can save your time & money and start your own adventure soon.

Explore. Dream. Discover.