Just like air blowing into a hot air balloon, maybe inspiration’s the thing that takes a deflated mess of fabric – no matter how colorful or pretty – and fills it with life, into something that’s actually going somewhere.
Posts tagged ‘travel inspiration’
I was recently invited to a Swedish ski resort called Åre. The region’s alpine landscape promises to be a world away from Stockholm’s cobblestoned streets—but it’s a world I can’t wait to explore.
It’s that time again. No, not time to renew my driver’s license or start spring cleaning [although it probably wouldn’t hurt]…It’s time to start my next book.
Traveling in India for longer than I normally spend in a place was like gently peeling away the delicate petals of a furled flower bud– slowly coming to a deeper understanding of not only the country, but of myself as well.
The past week or so has brought a surge of year-in-review posts from fellow travel bloggers. No matter how much these posts may resemble each other, they all matter simply because we’re telling our stories.
To now find myself on the other side of this journey–with it largely behind me, with only a matter of hours left until I board a plane for London–is bittersweet. Because I think India has moved me—even if it will take some time to figure out just how, and in what ways.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” –Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist During my first stay in London nearly three years ago, I kept track of both my inner and outer journeys in something called the Wanderlust Travel Journal. It was a graduation gift to me by two girls [...]
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –Helen Keller This past Saturday, I had the great opportunity of hearing Ed Stafford speak–an explorer who recently walked the entire length of the Amazon in 860 days, from source to sea (check out his blog here, “Walking the Amazon”). Naturally, he has a book by the [...]
“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.” –Charles Lamb As we move further into 2011, I wanted to not only take the time to look back on the year [...]