In the past few days I’ve been poking around travel websites, dreaming of trips I could take. I’m feeling the itch to explore.
I did a lot of traveling in the year after I graduated from college. I had wanted to take a gap year before going to the university, but my parents were afraid that if I didn’t go to college immediately that I never would. (Oh ye of little faith!) The compromise was that I could take some time off to travel after graduation. I spent three months in India deepening my yoga practice and learning from the masters. I also hiked the Pacific Coast Trail, visited some friends on the East Coast (D.C./Boston), and went to Italy with my parents.
It’s funny—I discovered the Kanawi Community as a senior in college, so a lot of the time that I was getting to know everyone and deciding whether I wanted to live here I was bopping in and out of the Pacific Northwest. But it was meant to be, and so here I am.
So anyway, here are some places I’m considering:
- A tour of Civil War sites in the South
- Scottish Highlands
- New Zealand—I admit to being a Lord of the Rings groupie.
- Appalachian Trail
- One of the major walking routes in Europe: Camino de Santiago, Pennine Way, etc.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller