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. [...]
Flocking to Nepal's Dashain Festival - Herders and the Herded "To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." - Mahatma Gandhi Finally, after hiking for ten days up the lush Marsyangdi [...]
Machu Picchu And The Inca Trail - Cusco For Christmas “I have come to take away from them their gold.” - Francisco Pizarro We leave Cuzco at dawn on the summer solstice, along the road that follows the Rio Urubamba to [...]
Travel Food Tips - Gut Check "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates A balanced diet is essential. A proper and adequate intake of proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates will keep your energy level up, and [...]
The Road To Damascus Part Two - Travel In Southern Syria Before The War “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine If the world were a book, it would be a [...]
The Road To Damascus Part One - Travel In Northern Syria Before The War “The natives showed us extraordinary kindness.” - Acts 28:2 The second intifada forces us to reconsider our plans. Access to the West Bank is restricted and most [...]