WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING…

 

Welcome! The adventure begins. This is my first blog post on my new journey- I also happen to be on my way to China as I write.

I was born a wanderer. From the time I was four years old, and our family set out on the first road trip I remember, I knew I was destined to travel the world. It’s been a wild and winding journey, and I’m still on it.

I’ve been blessed to travel all over the globe. I’ve met people from all walks of life, all religions, all cultural backgrounds. I’ve learned that all people are more similar than they are different. 

My first trip to China was over twenty two years ago. It was a very different place then. For me it was an eye opener. Many people at that time were living in desperate poverty in tiny rural villages. There were few passable roads, and even fewer hotels and restaurants. Entire families were working night and day to build roads, bridges, factories, and homes. Today, in only two decades, the country has changed considerably. Daily life has improved, a massive web of highways and roads connects everything, high speed railways convey the human masses, cities and towns are booming with new sparkling high rises, hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls. Life  indeed has changed. 

I’m happy I’ve witnessed the evolution.

I’ll be writing about everything that inspires and interests me, all the elements of a life well lived: Home, Hearth, Health, Gardens, Food, Art, and of course Travel.

Thanks for joining me as I “hit the road” I hope you enjoy the journey.

Be well

RJ