Come fly away with me!

Five months from now we will be heading to Rio de Janeiro leading our first group of travelers for ten days. This idea has been living in my mind for a while, and finally Jeff and I put the plan to work and we will make it grow from now on. We believe traveling is…

Rio, you have me.

  The past week went by in a flash, like a fast car in a dream. Being in Rio for a week felt like waking up from a sensorial coma: Fast everything, cars, buses, motorcycles. Hearing a language spoken with musical accent, smelling the food as fresh as the ocean, the smells of the city, the salt in…

As Summer slips away…

My mind travels back and forth like a book being flipped from front to back many times. Pages after pages of memories and places, events, people and days. I’m getting colder and colder every day. It’s Fall, cold Fall with a glimpse of warm days here and there, then next to that warm day comes a gray,…

Forever

My mind travels during the night while you sleep so quietly and peacefully. I can’t rest my thoughts and while resting my hand on you the rest of my body starts to ascend. I’m floating in the room and soon out of here. I fly over the house and moving away from the trees I…

The softness of French country colors

Imagine a place of soft pastel colors bleached by abundant sunlight. Raw materials like stone, rough iron and roofs of terracotta tiles with stones on top to hold it down from the forces of the Mistral wind. It’s a calming softness. It’s rustic and elegant at the same time, it’s country but still refined. It’s French country!…

Timeless

There’s a sense of history everywhere you walk around, or better saying, walk inside a medieval town. Towns surrounded by tall brick walls stood against enemies through centuries and will continue to stand there forever… telling their history to us, human-beings with such a short life span. There’s no place better than an ancient site to knock us…

The art of being a traveler

One thing leads to another and before we knew it we were invited to dinner at this local seafood restaurant. Eating with locals, sitting on heavy wood chairs painted by someone also local, eating food caught locally, prepared by experienced hands that only knew what they had learned in the kitchens of their own relatives, all of…

Home versus far away places

When I was a child there was this series on TV that I watched all the time and even though it bothered me a lot I kept watching it every day in the hopes that the main character would find a solution for his problem.  I was young enough to believe that there would be a happy end…

Love at first sight

And then there was Bonaire….. What lies deeper in the human soul than memories, emotions and our history?  When you leave your body and float above this planet at the same time that you are feeling the sweet comforting sand between your toes, that’s what I call absolute joy. Just returned from Bonaire a week…

In the hands of God

We were sitting on this passengers’  boat, bodies swinging softly from side to side. The brightens of the sun asked for sunglasses, and the taste of the ocean was already on my lips. Salty breeze, cool air, warm sun… With a one hour trip ahead of us, it was just the right amount of time…