What’s It Like to Hike the Seven Lakes of Rila National Park in Bulgaria?

Borovets, Bulgaria – August 2016 What’s it like to hike the Seven Lakes of Rila National Park in Bulgaria? In a word, “stunning.” A few factors brought us to Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains. First was Udaya Entertainment‘s music & yoga festival, but a stronger motivation was a hike we heard about from a friend. The trek to … More What’s It Like to Hike the Seven Lakes of Rila National Park in Bulgaria?

Experiencing Bliss Lights in Ojai, California

We’re standing in the backyard of my friend Andrea’s new house in Ojai and she’s pointing to the tree covered slopping hillside behind her house and talking about filling the trees with twinkling bliss lights.  From our viewpoint, looking out in the other direction over the Ojai Valley, from the massive bed of stars above … More Experiencing Bliss Lights in Ojai, California

Dreaming of Amalfi

For four glorious days we stayed at a friend’s house in the hills just North of Amalifi. If this isn’t paradise, I’m not sure it exists. Of course the area is known for its beaches, packed wall-to-wall in summer with sun and fun worshippers (people-watching is the primo activity). But the real draw for us … More Dreaming of Amalfi