Striking a balance in our lives is an ongoing challenge when faced with the changing realities of an unpredictable world. Some things we cannot control, requiring us to make a conscious effort to focus on the things we can. A balanced lifestyle includes healthy choices, expanding horizons, continued education and creative outlets. Socially conscious travel lifestyles consider the effects of our personal decisions and how we can affect the world around and within us to be a better place.
Finding Equilibrium - A Balanced Lifestyle In An Unstable World “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein The World Within Ourselves In 1982, a film was released that defied conventional cinema. [...]
Pilgrims, Priests and Prayer Flags - Buddhist Monasteries on the Tibetan Plateau “I am confident I will set foot again in Tibet in my lifetime.” - 14th Dalai Lama Despite the altitude, it is stiflingly hot and we have to get out [...]
Swahili Coast Island Hopping - Tanga to Dar es Salaam by Dhow and Ferry “It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.” - Henry David Thoreau A contrast is immediately apparent upon crossing the [...]
Top Ten La Paz Snorkeling Sites - Breathtakingly Beautiful “Le plus grand aquarium du monde.” - Jacques Yves Cousteau A quick internet search for La Paz snorkeling will produce pages of excursions offered by local tour operators. But, if you want [...]
Dawn Til Dusk - Turkish Travel During Ramazan “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” - Muhammad This year, we didn't have turkey for Christmas, so we went to Turkey for Christmas. After all, [...]
Salt Pan Safari - Namibia's Etosha National Park “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” - Ernest Hemingway After a two day bus odyssey from Livingston, Zambia and through the Caprivi Strip, [...]