Favorite Places: Begur, Spain

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Today’s favorite place is from Cacinda “Cindy” Maloney from Points and Travel

Cindy’s Favorite Place: Begur, Spain

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Why She Loves Begur

“When I dream of a vacation, I dream of an adventure in foreign lands, I think of medieval towns and walled cities, old churches and towers, and fortresses and castles and this area of the Costa Brava has them all! It is romantic and around every corner there is a great view. The people are relaxed and act as if they have no cares in the world. Driving along the Costa Brava will change you.”
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Favorite Places: Sibuyan Island, Philippines

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Today’s favorite place is from Dhie Rey from Island Girl Traveller

Dhie’s Favorite Place: Sibuyan Island, Philippines

Sibuyan Islands

Why She Loves Sibuyan Island

“This is the place i grew up. It is so peaceful and until now not much on the tourist map with very few visitors.The people are always smiling and quietly enjoying life. There are three small towns and a few villages on an island with mountains, rivers, about 34 waterfalls, jungle,mangroves, rice fields and of course the ocean with its Coral Reef teeming with fish. A true island paradise.”
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Help bring Camino Wear to life (& get an awesome addition to your closet while your at it)

“Because purposeful wandering is the opposite of being lost.”

Camino Wear

See those awesome t-shirts above?  You can help bring them to life by supporting your fellow travelers and their dream to  make a line of clothing and accessories that celebrate walking, travel and adventure: Camino Wear! Camino Wear is the creation of Evi and Heli who met in 2012 while walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. I love seeing projects related to travel come to life, I love it even more when someone’s travels inspire a project and this is just that type of project.

Camino Wear Indiegogo Campaign from Evi on Vimeo.

If funded, their first line of clothing will be heavily inspired by the Camino de Santiago.  I love the concepts behind the first two t-shirt designs: Don’t Stop Walking – a reminder to never stop walking, wandering or moving forward and Vino Camino – a design that celebrates the comradery and connections that you develop while walking and while traveling.  And did I mention the cute underwear designs?  Camino Wear would make an awesome addition to any travel lover’s closet! (more…)

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Favorite Places: Adana, Turkey

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Today’s favorite place is from Stacey from Glued to my Crafts

Stacey’s Favorite Place: Adana, Turkey

Adana Turkey

Why She Loves Adana

“We were stationed at Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey for two years. The base is right outside Adana, Turkey. Not only do I recommend Adana for traveling, but I also recommend seeing all parts of Turkey. Their culture is so much different than our culture in the USA. The hospitality is definitely better and some areas are breath-taking.”
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Has Traveling Ever Made You Cry?

Travel Truths is an ongoing question series for travel lovers. I ask and answer a travel related question and invite you to answer the question on your blog or on in the comments below. Travel is more then just destinations and experiences, it is a metaphor for life, a state of being, something the heart longs for. Join me as we explore the depths of our relationships with exploration and travel.

Has Travel Ever Made You Cry?

One of the amazing things about travel is that it opens you up.  Things touch you, you notice little things, you are taken out of your comfort zone, sometimes it makes it easier to be who you truly are and feel what you truly feel without all the constraints of what is familiar around you.  We all know that travel makes you smile, has it ever made you cry?

My Answer:

I hate crying in public.  I even hide my tears in the darkness of a movie theater, but when I cried in France I thought I was safe, I thought no one had seen me.  I was standing alone in Van Gogh’s room at the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy and I was just overwhelmed.  Van Gogh had stood where I was standing, he had been there, lived there, painted there.  The view from his window was obstructed with bars which seemed like a tangible reminder of his suffering.  The halls I had walked through he had wandered through.  Suddenly everything I had learned in my art history classes became very real. I don’t know how to explain it, but it would probably be like the equivalent of a music fan getting to touch the keys of a piano that Beethovan played.  All my appreciation welled up and the braniac side of me subsided.  I understood more than I had before that moment, I understood his art in a deeper way that would never have happened if I had not seen where he had lived.  (more…)

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Favorite Places: Fort Collins, Colorado

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Today’s favorite place is from Valerie Miller

Valerie’s Favorite Place: Fort Collins, Colorado

Clydesdales in Fort Collins Colorado

Why She Loves Fort Collins

“Fort Collins is a quiet town located roughly 50 miles north of Denver, CO. Fort Collins has may trails and parks located throughout the city as well as near Horsetooth reservoir (just West of the city). The weather in Fort Collins has four seasons, with summer temperatures averaging in the low 80’s, foliage in the fall is absolutely beautiful with yellows, reds, and oranges. Winter is quite mild.”
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Favorite Places: Delhi, India

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Today’s favorite place is from Darcey Wunker of Adventures in India

Darcey’s Favorite Place: Delhi India

Delhi India

Why She Loves Delhi

“Delhi has been around for centuries in various forms, from Indraprastha to Lutyens’ Delhi, and there is something for everyone. If you are interested in religion, there are Catholic churches and Baha’i houses of worship; if you are love food, you can sample Mughal cuisine and Old Delhi’s famous sweets. History, architecture, culture, and shopping experiences abound. There’s no place like Delhi!”
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Favorite Places: Hatteras, North Carolina

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Today’s favorite place is from Dawn Chitwood of http://ashevillevas.com

Dawn’s Favorite Place: Hatteras, North Carolina

Hatteras Beach North Carolina

Why She Loves Hatteras

“Cape Hatteras offers beautiful uncrowded beaches with a rich history and a quaint fisherman’s village atmosphere. Also known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, this little spit of land 20 some odd miles off the coast of NC is the most unique beach resort area I have had the privilege of getting to know. It is well known for its many water activities including surfing, kite boarding, diving & more.”
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Favorite Places: Moorea, French Polynesia

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Today’s favorite place is from Andrea Travillian of http://www.takeasmartstep.com/

Andrea’s Favorite Place: Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea French Polynesia

Why She Loves Moorea, French Polynesia

“This amazingly beautiful place is in the middle of nowhere! The beach is fantastic, the weather is fabulous, the food was great (though a bit pricey since it is in the middle of nowhere) and overall relaxation is your number one concern. If you can pay extra for the over the water rooms – makes the trip even more amazing and beautiful!”
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Line Camp Cabin: How a One Room Cabin in the Ozarks with No Electricity or Running Water Stole My Heart

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I don’t know how to write this post.  I truly don’t.  I want to tell you about my trip to Rock Eddy Bluff Farm in a way that will make you want to pack your bags and hit the road right now.  Because you should go there, you really should.  It will awaken something inside of you that you have long forgotten about and  show you  all the things we miss as we rush around in this ever busy world of ours.

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But how am I going to express the beauty that is walking away from the modern world for a while, letting go of modern conveniences like electricity and running water in exchange for a peace that comes with being somewhere where you can hear the sound of your own heartbeat if you dare to listen closely enough?  How can I describe how the glow of a kerosene lamp makes everything feel warm and safe and how peaceful it is to fall asleep smelling the sweet scent of wood burning in an iron stove, wafting it’s way into your dreams? (more…)

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