I truly believe travel allows us a unique opportunity to reconnect with ourselves. I love Italy, as you know, but even a day trip will do the trick! This morning I am going to Boothbay, ME about an hour from home. Wayne Dyer said, “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I agree. My father always used to say, perspective is everything. So on this cold Maine winter day, I am going to change the way I look at things and discover the beauty within my state. Travel even a short trip can help you rediscover yourself!
Sometimes I need to use visualization to travel. I can not be in Europe all the time, so I meditate and take myself to my favorite destinations. I love courtyards and fountains they are often part of my visualization!
I am however planning my retreats to Europe! Come discover Europe with me! We will learn about culture through food, art, architecture, and people.
How do you feel about travel? I surround myself with fellow travelers, but I understand some people do not like to travel at all! Are you a lover of travel? Let me know how you feel by commenting on this post!
Have a lovely day! Remember perspective is everything.
What makes you happy? Family, friends, work, home, travel and my dogs are the things that make me happy. I have committed to being grateful for something each day. I am grateful for sleep these days with a new puppy who rises well before the sun, I am thankful for my comfortable bed.
These are my goals, hopes and dreams for 2020.
1. EXPLORE MORE & LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!
2. EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.
3. READ, WRITE, COMMUNICATE & MEDITATE MORE.
4. TRAVEL MORE…TO ROME AND BEYOND!
5. EMBRACE LOVE!
6. THE BIGGEST GOAL…LIVE TO INSPIRE!
My goals for 2020 are simple. Enjoy life more, and stress less! Live in a way that inspires people to enjoy their own lives more!
Please share your goals by commenting on this post! Thank you for stopping by. Best, Celia
Is it time for you to enjoy life again? Is it time for you to expand your horizons? Do you want to learn a new skill?
Come travel with Celia Bedilia Tours! We plan tours of Italy, Portugal and England based on your interests. Have you always wanted to learn to cook in Tuscany?, would you like to take a painting class in Florence?, or perhaps learn floristry in England? Let’s go!
Angels have always been important to me; they represent love, light, heaven, family, God, and peace. I was drawn to them even as a child. My mom took all five of us to church after church in Rome and Florence. I think those early memories were what make angles and churches resonate with me. Now that I am housebound, I have my pictures, and I travel in my mind back to all of these beautiful places.
Rome and Lisbon are two of my favorite cities. I love looking at these trips and looking forward to my next trip. I am hunkering down now and staying home, but as soon as I get my wings back, I will fly.
I hope you are all well, and sheltering in place with your little angels, mine are not so small but I am enjoying them. Stay safe & healthy, and remember angels are everywhere. XOXOXO
As I get prepared for my next trip to Europe, this time it is Portugal. I reflect on the things that make up a successful trip. I will fill you in on the details when I return! I have not been to Lisbon and beyond in over 40 years.
A well-planned group, if you are with a tour, make sure the tour company puts like people together. There is nothing better than making life long friends through travel!
Great art and architecture, go off the beaten path…in Europe, any church will provide beauty.
Fabulous food & drink, learn about the culture through their specialties.
Live like a local, dining, shopping and enjoying daily life like a local is the BEST part of traveling.
Read and study your destinations before you go, you will get so much more out of your travels.
Pack smartly, you will need the essentials and can buy what you forget to bring when you arrive. Some of my favorite purchases have been due to necessity.
Take pictures…but be present in the moment! Enjoy being in this new and exciting environment, don’t miss out by taking selfies.
I will keep you all in the loop if you have any suggestions for Lisbon or Porto we would love to hear them.