After Ever After

To all who celebrate, happy Thanksgiving Day. Don’t get me wrong, I will never condone the mass slaughter of turkeys. And I have a hard time standing behind the history from which the tradition was born. But I appreciate this day for its reminder that we should consider and declare what we are grateful for.

For a couple of years, it was really hard for me to do that. But alas, I am feeling gratefulness in my heart yet again. Thank youThank you for reading this. Thank you for caring.  Continue reading “After Ever After”

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Ceremonies Of The Amazon

Anyone who visits the jungle in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia has the chance to participate in a native ritual ceremony.  The indigenous Tacana traditionally practice these ceremonies twice a week, on Tuesday’s and Fridays, and additionally for special occasions and events. Many jungle adventure tours will be sure to include the ceremony in your experience even if your tour does not fall on those days.

These ceremonies are about giving back to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) for the abundance of resources and life she provides.  They are also an opportunity for the native people to ask for her protection from dangers, providence of food, and general well-being. Continue reading “Ceremonies Of The Amazon”

I Heart Santiago

11smSantiago has a real heartbeat.  Take a bit of the New York attitude with a dash of European charm and a dollop of Latin flair – mix well and you have Santiago, Chile.

I haven’t been here long, but I am already enamored with Santiago.   Continue reading “I Heart Santiago”

Mosaics in Mexico

65smThere are a great many things to love about this all-inclusive spa.  One of those many things for me are all the beautiful mosaic tilings surrounding the grounds here.  At the top of my blog I mention “exploration and inspiration”.  So this post is about inspiration, and the beauty I’m discovering on the grounds at Hotel Spa Ixtapan. Continue reading “Mosaics in Mexico”