"If anything can save the world, I’d put my money on beauty." - Douglas Tompkins
But, I was made aware of a great deal, and within 7 days, I booked it and was on a plane from Punta Arenas, Chile to St. George Base, Antarctica. That was the beauty (so much beauty!) of all of it. It was the most I’d ever spent on a trip and the least time I’d ever had to prepare for one, and it was absolutely fantastic because I had no expectations. I barely did any research beforehand, and it made the trip all the better. Is that not the beauty of travel? Being flexible and letting each experience invigorate every one of your senses.
The air smelled amazing. After one of our morning workouts, we went outside and closed our eyes and took a succession of deep breaths. In such an isolated part of the world, I knew these were the cleanest breaths I would ever take. With each inhale, I took in the smell of the pure air, the joy of the moment, and the gratitude for this opportunity. With each exhale, I gave away control, doubt, and pain.
Author - Sylvia Rajska
I have six states left to finish all 50 states in the USA, speak two languages, have been to over 40 countries, and I do not see myself stopping anytime soon! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org