Archive for Category: "vacation"
When I used to picture a vacation, I would think of relaxation, luxury, sunny beaches, and admittedly, those cliché frozen drinks with the little umbrellas on top. Now that I have children, I have to tack the word “family” onto my vacations and a new set of images come to mind—tantrums on airplanes, toddlers wandering off in crowded amusement parks, endless potty breaks in public restrooms, and not a single moment of peace for a week
Life happens with divine timing and if we truly pay attention to all the synchronicities, we shall notice that we are always being guided and supported. As a young child, I had a fascination for travel. Egypt was one of the many places that seemed to call me and intrigue me. I wondered if someday I would be able to visit this sacred land and sure enough, in the divine timing of life, I did
For weeks I felt compelled to throw my rags in a duffel bag and go on the road. Like Thelma and Louise but without the guns or violence. I wanted to follow the setting sun; head west and leave all of my mistakes, my student loans, my unstable, underpaid job, and the intractable humidity of Florida behind me
Two years after the Arab Spring, I traveled to Egypt with my partner Rick Steves. Ten days gave us ample opportunity to learn quite a bit about this beautiful and troubled, post-revolution country. Since that trip, the political and social scene in Egypt has changed drastically once more. My friends over there (both men and women) hold tight to their hope for positive outcomes
I’ve been in Bali for a month now and though the world I left behind is far away, the emotions that led me here are not. For the last few years, I’ve been living in Beverly Hills and, mostly single-handedly, running my jewelry business, House of Shakti.