Eat, Pray, Love was a hit not because Julia Roberts is the cutest; it was a hit because of the recognition in all of us of our basic human needs for loving affection, rest, adventure, delight, independence, and ya, delicious pasta. Deny it if you want to, call it an extravagance, but the reality is that packing your bags and hitting the road is a practice in wellness that no spin class can match.
Think about it: when you go, what drives you? We may not spell it out often enough, but the reality is that to travel is an attempt to fill a hole, or enrich your soul, or overcome a fear.
For me, at least, in 2018 that’s what I’m attempting to do, and often. I set the resolution in January to get out of town once a month, whether the journey takes me 2 hours away to Palm Springs or around the world to the Maldives.
For me, I traveled often in a previous relationship and haven’t done a ton of it since. Why? Fear, maybe? Not totally sure, but I know that I want to reclaim traveling for myself as something that can be fulfilling for me on a personal level and not just an indicator of #relationshipgoals. Being well in the brain is equally important as being well in your physical body.
My first trip of the year? Costa Rica! I just got back, and will be doing a full guide on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. Stay posted!
Next month? Colombia. April? Tulum. Beyond that – I’m open to suggestions so leave your comments below, BBs!