December 16 – Viaje (Trip)

Via on Dec 16, 2011

Where did you travel this year? What was your best trip?

Near… far… wherever you roamed from home, how was your journey spent in 2011? What new places did you explore? What familiar favorites did you haunt?
I started the year in New York City (3:00 a.m. Coney Island / 5:00 a.m. Brooklyn / 6:00 a.m. Newark). I will end it in Guatemala, most likely staring at the three volcanoes towering over mystical Lake Atitlán. Best trip? Hard to say. They were all so great. El Salvador in October, chillin’ at the beach. Austin in July, a whole month — plenty of TexMex, Dharma Yoga and Barton Springs. San Francisco in June, seeing all my old buddies. I have structured my life around travel, and I enjoy spending much of my free time on the move, traveling!


It is better to travel well than to arrive. ~Buddha

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. ~Oscar Wilde

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is an open book with an open heart. A writer, poet, artist, dreamer, partner, mother, daughter, mentor, and above all a human and a friend. She has been an elephant journal columnist since 2010. Hailing from Austin, Texas, she now lives in Guatemala.

Michelle is the author of a memoir, Yoga Schmoga, as well as a chakra guide, Flow and Flower and, most recently, Be Free, a collection of heart opening daily life practices. She is the founder of Yoga Freedom and co-creator of EnlightenEd, as well as retreat manager for Villa Sumaya at Lake Atitlán.


2 Responses to “December 16 – Viaje (Trip)”

  1. Lynn W. says:

    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

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