A New Country Every Night!

The pandemic has stopped all of my travel plans, so I have been forced to armchair travel.  It may sound boring, but it gives me a taste of which countries I want to travel to in the future.

So far I have visited the Congo, Afghanistan, Zanskar, Tajikistan, India, Iran, Benin and Bhutan. Through YouTube documentaries I have cooked in remote villages in India with colorful spices and have driven through dangerous steep mountain roads in the the Hindu Kush.

Armchair travel has been fun, and I’m learning a lot about new places as I add them to my bucket list of places to travel.

The pandemic has lasted much longer than expected, and appears to not be going away, so for me, its about how can I continue to do the things that I love in a safe way that inspire and motivates me to get through the hard times.

Wherever you are, even if it is sitting on your own couch, you can still travel if your passion is to experience other cultures, other countries, or worlds other than your own.  Travel is a way of enriching your life, your knowledge, and your understanding of what life is like elsewhere.

Below is a link to one of my books about my own travel experiences.  Travel has always renewed my spirit and provided me with a sense of adventure. In Nomadic Tales of a Traveling Counselor, I explore my own fears through solo and group experience to some of the most beautiful remote places on earth.

https://www.tomorrowriverpublishing.com/product/nomadic-tales-of-a-traveling-counselor/

https://www.amazon.com/Nomadic-Traveling-Counselor-Karolee-Krause/dp/1691838829/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nomadic+tales+of+a+traveling+counselor&qid=1594306536&sr=8-1

To Travel or Not to Travel?

With all the travel hype going on at the moment and facing another domestic trip out west, I can’t help but think, should I, or shouldn’t I travel.  With an upcoming trip to the Grand Canyon, open space, fresh air and a minimal amount of people, I wonder if it’s safe to go or not to go.  My body craves the exercise it needs through hiking, and my soul seeks the adventure that springtime brings after being locked up in a small house all winter.

So the decision remains, do I travel or not travel with all the media hype about the corona virus.  At this time domestic travel is still considered safe and millions of people are flying at this very moment.  Is it safe to fly?  Who knows, but I do know that life has no guarantees either way.  You can stay in your own small town and be the victim of crime or catch an illness, or you can catch it abroad.

How do you know what to do?  Being safe and responsible is the main thing.  I recently went to a local health spa where I ended up catching the flu and was sick for three weeks.  Life is ironic.  What I do know is that life calls us at different times in our lives to make difficult decisions, some more difficult than others.

Every spring I take a hiking trip somewhere remote and beautiful.  I feel alive again after the long hard Midwest winter and it marks the shifting of stagnation in both body and mind.

The recent news hype and fears about the corna virus reminded me of several trips that I took in the past in which I overcame fears and challenges in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Nomadic Tales of a Traveling Counselor shares many of my experiences in Costa Rica, Havasu Falls, Tolantongo Mexico, the Grand Canyon, including several other incredible places around the globe.

For me, life is about travel and adventure and sharing it with others is what it is all about.  We get out of our daily routines, our ruts, and our negative life patterns.  We breathe new air, smell new aromas, and connect to the land and people in healing ways.

To go or not to go?  Life waits for no one.

https://www.amazon.com/Nomadic-Traveling-Counselor-Karolee-Krause/dp/1691838829/ref=sr_1_1?crid=22EEUR3ZOXL6D&keywords=nomadic+tales+of+a+traveling+counselor&qid=1583765473&sprefix=nomadic+tales%2Caps%2C330&sr=8-1

https://www.tomorrowriverpublishing.com/product/nomadic-tales-of-a-traveling-counselor/