Category: Nature

5 Ways Travel Can Heal

5 Ways Travel Can Heal

Travel is a powerful way to heal the soul, cleanse the mind, and open the heart. Whether you spend your time in the middle of nowhere, on a secluded island, at a group retreat, or alone in a bustling city,…

5 Tips For A Memorable Journey

Tips for a Memorable Journey

A memorable journey is not in the destination itself, but in the small moments and memorable experiences you allow yourself to have. A great journey begins the moment you get the longing to go, and stays with you long after…

Isla Mujeres

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It was the legend of Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of the Sea, the Moon and Fertility that beckoned me to visit Mexico’s Isla Mujeres, which translates to “the isle of women” – named for the many statues of Ixchel found…

Road Tripping: Annular Eclipse in Grand Canyon

There it is - the ring around the fire!

I’d always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon but never made the drive there till recently, when I heard that this wonder of nature would be on the direct path of the May 20th annular eclipse. There had been much…

A bird’s eye view of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu seen from Huaynapicchu

A highlight of a visit to Peru’s Machu Picchu is hiking up Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), the mountain in the shape of a crouching puma that is in the background of every photograph of Machu Picchu (Old Mountain). Those who…

Photo of the Day: Japanese Garden at Descanso.

Japanese Garden at Descanso

One of my absolute favorite places in the Los Angeles area, Descanso Gardens is an enchanting wonderland of shaded woods and fragrant flowers. Entering the gardens instantly takes me to a different world, where time stands still in the Camellia…

Nature is Sacred

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

I’ve been pondering the meaning of sacred sites recently.  Doing a google search for “sacred sites” results in pages and pages on religious sites such as churches, temples, pilgrimages, etc.  In this context, I’ve been to many sacred sites myself,…