Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lessons learned in Paradise;


A few weeks ago I discovered a little bit of Paradise about an hour bus ride away from where I'm living here in Malaga. Just below the Balcon de Europea is a little beach enclosed by large rocks and caves in a sleepy retirement town of Nerja.

We spent the day lying on our bellies, making bocadillos and turning pages of Spanish philosophy books with our strawberry-stained fingers. Watching little kids run quickly away from the lapping waves and blonde-haired boys hitting a ball amongst the water.

Floating palms up toward the sun in the Mediterranean there was nothing missing. It was one of those rare moments where the contentment comes without you noticing, without you even having to try. The sun set and we saw a man flying in the sky, a small motor propelling him close to the beach and then up again close to the apartment buildings and large rocks.

Falta nada. Missing nothing. Getting to travel to places like this, experience moments like those and feel exactly how I felt is one of the reasons I want to Travel For Life. It's been a while since I posted about the campaign that has recently launched but I'm proud to say the website is up and running and we have already received our first donation and first visual campaign supporter which you can view by clicking the link above.

Will Travel 4 Life is about this exactly, about sharing these kind of experiences and making an indelible connection to those whose experiences of travel differ so greatly. So here it is, what I've learned and somehow already knew, what it means to Travel For Life. Read, get educated, get involved - Travel 4 life. 

1 comment:

  1. i love it! i think that is my mantra, "will travel for life."