Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
It is a beautiful Friday morning on July 2, 2010 here in the Sonoma wine country where we live. Thank you for your overwhelming response so far to Traveling Matters News and your encouragement for my new venture with a Travel Blog. Yikes…so much to learn. I trust you will be patient as I fumble and navigate around the blog world and find the best sources to bring to your attention and write my travel experiences – the agony and ectasy of it all……
Today I awoke to asking myself once again about the meaning of the word travel and why I continue to care so much about my desire to offer travelers more than just a trip. I was thinking about my own journey with what seduced me toward making a majority of my life's work about connecting myself to others through the art and ritual of travel. Always having a curiosity for cultures starting at a young age reading National Geographic magazines - my world formed larger than the small town I was raised in. In 1993 after a significant career change, I woke up one morning to an awareness that I wanted to 'travel with purpose' and began a few solo sojourns around the world... So here I am continuing to organize journeys with meaning and mindfulness, with of course large daily sprinklings of FUN and LAUGHTER too!