I recently found this image on Facebook and wanted to share. Many years ago, I found this same quote from the Dalai Lama and I wrote it on a small piece of paper and placed it inside a little metal tin with all my hopes and dreams. The quote says “Once a year, go someplace you have never been before”, and it has been my challenge for about 10 years.
The places do not need to be distant or exotic, though I do love to experience completely different landscapes and cultures like Turkey, Croatia and Algeria. Sometimes the new place has been a country town not far from home, like our adventure to Gunning a few weeks ago. It does not matter, it could even be a new market, cafe or park – as long as it is a place you have not experienced before. So my advice is to get out there and see new landscapes near and far, and have an adventure 🙂