Wanderlust: Travel is the Only thing you Buy that Makes you Richer!
A Trip of a Lifetime - How Travel made me Richer
I have always wanted to travel...just throw a dart at the map and hop the next plane to paradise. I had a lifelong dream of a trip to Spain and I finally fulfilled that dream this year. My obsession with Spain started when I was child, enamored with all things Flamenco and I dreamed of being serenaded by a handsome man while dancing in the cobblestone streets, intoxicated by the smell of bougainvillea. I was worried that I had created this magical place in my dreams that could not possibly exist in reality.
I must say that I was not disappointed, rather I WAS that beautiful woman, being serenaded by a handsome man at the El Patio Sevillano, while drinking Cava on my birthday. It was stunning and yes, I cried. I was overwhelmed by the haunting beauty of the music, the lyrical movement of the dancers and the love story they told through song and dance, even though I didn't understand a single word. It is like opera...you don't have to understand the words to understand the story.
I am so much richer for having experienced these few hours alone, much less the remainder of my time in the place of my dreams. There are many more truly special moments, once in a lifetime moments, that I experienced while in Spain. Some were hilariously funny, some were touching and some completely took my breath away. Of one thing I am completely certain...Spain is everything I had ever dreamed it would be and so much more.
I did not want to come home when we boarded the plane in Barcelona. My soul ached and my heart hurt to leave this very special country. Through this trip, I learned a lot about myself and a lot about a place that I love...because as much as I loved Spain, it loved me right back. I am forever changed. I am forever richer in a way that money simply cannot buy!
Join us on our journey through the cities and countryside in additional posts coming soon. You will not be, as I was not, disappointed.
Share your stories of how travel has made you richer or inspired you below. We can't wait to share in your joy!
Until then...safe travels to you all and Godspeed!