And this debate will be on for times to come!
This one will never have fair voting. Both locations have huge appealing qualities, and yet every person will have a strong preference for one over the other.
According to a study carried out in University of Virginia it has been revealed that being an extrovert or an introvert actually has an association with deciding the geographical location of their choice of destination.
In fact many writers have traced down a significant way to decide that people who love the beach are more outgoing, energetic and extroverts, while the ones who love the mountains are romantic, self-reserved and introverts! Which is quite an interesting perception, don’t you think?
For example, the beach may sound like an alluring place to be what with its perfectly tanned humans sipping margaritas with pretty hats and laying with umbrella sheds and unwinding near the blue ocean watching the sunset or just calming your nerves, all by yourself . But then that does sound like the attributes of the introverts, doesn’t it?
So when you ask people what would they choose more, beach or mountains? Trust me, they couldn’t choose! I believe most can’t, especially the ones who dream to travel the whole world.
You simply cannot frame one attribute to the entire population, each with their emotional pattern and life. But according to me, although there are so many factors deciding your destination, you will eventually go by the calling of your soul at that point of time.
So the question is more like Who You Are, NOW?
What is calling you more, right NOW?
I cannot talk for the rest of you here but I can definitely say this about me though. I just love, love, love being near the beach.
Just watching the horizon expands my mind to the realization of how small I am in the greater scheme of things.
I could spend my days near a beach doing a whole lot of creative stuff or sometimes nothing at all just gazing inwards.
Take Goa for instance, I am never ever tired of going there again and again. It’s always my ‘go to’ destination when I can think of no other.
Whether you are looking for the quieter beaches of Candolim and Sinquirem , in North Goa , with its hip happening and crazy night life ,or Benaulim beach in South Goa, with groovy music playing in most of its bars and pubs , Goa has it all sorted.
And then there are some days when the mountain beckons. The cool and crisp mountain air, an off-the-beaten path in the natural wonder, or a new adventure trekking the narrow pathways amidst the tall trees sounds very appealing. My last mountain vacay was when my sisters and I went to Lake Tahoe couple of years back.
We took a 5 mile trek through Van Sickle Bi-State Park which offered hiking on both sides of the California-Nevada border and stunning panoramic views of the South Shore. The views of the lake and the peaks of Mt. Tallac were stunning.
The other trip ,although taken years back is still fresh in my mind. The trek through the lush green forests of Dhanaulti , a small town near Mussoorie, nestled amid the lofty Himalayan peaks, is something that is forever remembered.
Irrespective of whether you choose to travel to a beach or the mountains, it’s all about satiating your wanderlust. As long as you are with like minded people, or even alone for that matter, you can enjoy both the experiences, the all night party at the beach or the early morning vision of watching the sunrise from the top of the mountain.
What’s your take on this? Do reply in the comments.