Today a post came up in my reader with the statement:
Great question! My ultimate escape plan would involve hopping a flight to Liguria, Italy and setting up shop in a seaside town like Rapallo or Chiavari. I would totally spend my days hiking and boating — leading tours of the countryside and writing. I know some areas of Italy, like the Amalfi Coast are supposedly more pretty but I love Liguria. It’s beautiful, laid back and not crawling with tourists. Then again, I love pretty much everywhere I have been in Italy. It’s one of those places where I walk around and feel at home. I’m aching to go back.
In terms of what would I be escaping from? I think the obvious answer for anyone would be stress. I would add to that by mentioning that escapism for me isn’t just about leaving someplace, it’s about discovering something new and testing my limits. I am in a constant state of movement and I relish the idea of adventure. I truly do love my life and consider myself fortunate to have great friends and family and I am fortunate for my opportunities. But at heart I’m a wanderer.