|A Japanese gardener|
Traveling. I love it.
I think it’s one of the most educational and eye-opening experiences that one can have. And it’s an experience unlike spending money on something such as a home, a car, clothing, or an expensive piece of jewelry, because when you invest in traveling the experience stays with you forever.
Traveling is such a rich life-experience because you get to see how other people live and open yourself to experience different cultures and customs. And I’m one of those travelers who likes to immerse myself within the places I visit by doing things the way a native would do them, not a tourist. I want to experience a new place wholeheartedly by feeling and tasting it 100%.
I don’t travel as much as I would like to and have only been to maybe a dozen places here in the States, a few countries in Europe, and Japan.
However, I know that many of you have traveled extensively and I really enjoy when you share posts about your travels because it feels as though I’ve traveled with you.
For me, the most favorite place I have ever traveled to was Japan. I was primarily in Kobe (for business), but also had the opportunity to take a day trip to Kyoto. In fact, I wrote a post back in 2008, about an experience I had while in Kyoto that was quite an "awakening."
If any of you ever get the opportunity to visit Japan, please do. Yes, it is a VERY long trip, but so worth it. It’s an amazing country with some of the most polite, kind and gentle people I have ever met. I love the energy in Japan because it's so progressive, yet at the same time humble, basic and simple in many ways. And the manner in which they take care of and respect their elderly citizens is truly inspiring.
Anyhoo, today I thought it would be fun to open the floor to another photo share so that you can share a favorite place you have traveled to. And it can be a place outside your country or state, or even a place within your country and state. It doesn’t have to be some faraway place, just a favorite.
Okay, here are the guidelines (please read carefully):
-Photo shares are open to anyone who reads my blog.
-Submit only one photo.
-If you would like to share more than one photo, please feel free to create a single photo collage like this one:
*I created this over at PicMonkey. It’s a free and user-friendly online photo editing website.
-Your photo or collage should be no wider than 600px (please resize before sending). You can also resize any photo at PicMonkey.
-Include your name (real name or blogging name) and your blog title and URL, so that I can credit your photo and link it back to you.
-You are more than welcome to share a photo with your watermark on it.
-Also, let me know where the photo is from and a few lines about why it’s a favorite place.
-Deadline for submission is Friday (August 1st) by midnight.
I will post ALL photos and in the order they are received.
You will find my email address on the Contact page below my header.
Feel free to ask any questions in your comments.
I can't wait to see what you send in!
Have a maaaaahvelous Monday, y'all!