“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Last year as I went through my process of writing in my journal my annual travel goals which include places I want to visit for holiday and destinations I want to visit for service, I remember specifically writing Bali Indonesia as one of the top places on my list. Something intrigued me about this mystic land of perfect waves, colorful cultural traditions, and tropical rainforest jungles. Little did I know how or when it would happen, but absolute resolute was present in my quest for making it to Bali.
After a wonderful experience in Bali and planting seeds to return to both contribute to my brother’s exciting yoga retreat project, and the AntiGravity Fitness Bali at the Four Seasons growth, I am reminded of the fact that in countries that are still developing and rising from past political suppression, a feeling of true happiness and contentment is present amongst the people. Despite some of the challenges of traffic jams and the sometimes overwhelming tourism growth the island has seen in recent years, Bali is an adventurous destination to visit for incredible surfing, outdoor recreation, and beautiful artistic culture.
If adventure isn’t your thing then book a sweet villa in Ubud to reconnect with mesmerizing natural environments, view a sky full of stars on clear nights, eat delicious and spicy local foods, join local rituals, drink coconuts every day, and simply relax. Paradise is what you make it.