A few years ago, there was a book that came out called, "1001 Places to Visit Before You Die" (loathe the title!). It was such a success that there has been an excess of books with this same premise. For a person who loves to travel, I had to purchase this book. I immediately had a negative reaction to it for two reasons: 1) This was someone else's list. 2) According to the author, I missed a lot of places because I was too busy to visit all her recommended 5 star hotels. For example, Torres Del Paine, Chile is one of the most beautiful nature wonders of the world with its glaciers, lakes, peaks and majestic views. Instead of writing about this, the author decided to describe in detail about the over-priced hotel in the park. Now, let's be clear, I love a luxury hotel just as any proper goddess would, but there is more to traveling than a hotel.
I recommend creating your own list - take out a map, globe, google earth or a various travel book (but only as a jumping off point). As a Goddess, you are not an ordinary traveler, so add that special ingredient to a destination that makes it extraordinary and unique - for you. You can visit a locale during their special season or holiday: visit Japan during cherry blossom season, Germany during Oktoberfest or Brazil during Carnival. Or you could take a retreat and study something you always wanted to learn: surfing in Costa Rica, cooking in Italy, yoga in India.
You may not check off all that is on your list during your lifetime, but I guarantee the joy you have creating it will far exceed reading the book of someone else's list!
Fri, November 20, 2009
by Ms. Dolphina