As the spring season comes to a close, we can faintly hear the siren song of summer not too far in the distance. For many, summer is an escape, a freedom from daily tedium, and an opportunity to relax under the sun's warm rays.
Ideal vacation spots vary from person to person, but some sites just can't be missed. The best destinations combine history, beauty, and luxury, providing visitors with an experience as enjoyable as it is educational.
Mother's day is upon us, and it's time to look at all of the cards and think of this special lady, who is of such central importance in our lives. We can sometimes feel pressured to do something nice for her on this special day.
I know, just as most people do, the feeling of dread that can overcome us all from time to time. This feeling seems to creep up after you've made some progress towards your goals, but then roadblocks or barriers appear.
The beaten path isn't all it's cracked up to be. This summer, spin the globe and go. Take the adventure you've always dreamed of. You'll make it home with a suitcase of souvenirs and more memories than you ever thought possible.
ou have to give off positive vibes and be confident. You also have to be yourself. This will lead you to the people that are right for you. You may also need to practice forgiveness. Resentment only breeds bitterness and unhappiness, and it's time to let the negativity go.
I have a confession to make. I used to live someone else's life. I would wake up in the morning and think someone else's thoughts. I would spend all day at work trying to solve someone else's problems. I would struggle to find a way to live someone else's dreams.
What I found so fascinating about Bhutan was that they have created 'Gross National Happiness' which means they determine the success of the country based on the happiness in their souls as opposed to the amounts of money in their pockets.
A few hours riding from the Taj Mahal is the city of Lucknow. It was here that I bumped into a man on his way to a rural village. I didn't have anywhere to stay and he offered me free gas when I got to his village. I was about to be in for quite a shock.
I had to find a way to get from Turkey to India without traveling overland. This left me with two options: by sea or by air. Unfortunately I couldn't find a workable sea option, but I had met a guy in Istanbul who seemed connected and also had put me up for the night...
As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of strangers I have had the good fortune of spending time in some truly inspiring cities. My latest stop saw me arrive in the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina from Zagreb, Croatia.
A man who walks the walk and talks the talk is rare. A man who lives his dream is a man who touches lives. Money is not what buys you freedom; it is by living fully that we are connected to the inherent freedom we all possess within.
It is indeed a rare day that I am lost for words. Today was one of those days, a day that literally took my breath away. I was on the receiving end of an act of kindness that touched the deepest place in my heart. A simple, yet profound act.
As I write this I have completed my first day on a bike trip across the world relying entirely on the kindness of strangers. I have no money, no place to stay and no food. I also have no way to cross two oceans. All I have is my trusty bike and a firm belief in the generosity of the human spirit.