Thoughts of a Sun-Drenched Elsewhere

Invariably, just around the middle of the winter season, I begin daydreaming about living someplace else. After I've sat down with a cup of tea following a frigid dog walk in the snow, warmer climates come to mind. I consider Mèrida in the Yucatan, and a village on the Costa de Oro of Spain. And when blistering summer has me feeling faint from its heat and humidity, I dream of England and California...

We're natural nomads, we humans. Our first journey as a race began in the grasslands of Africa and we haven't sat still yet. And now that we've covered every square mile of Earth, we're setting our course for larger, Earth-like planets in other galaxies. It's our nature. It's why we came here: to learn everything there is to know and see everyplace there is to go.

This is a short entry today, but it ends with a question: If money, job, schools, language, etc. were no object, where would you live? I mean, seriously. Where would you go? Would you expatriate to one particular place, or would you return to your nomadic roots and spend a while in several places?

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content
with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted
by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
Isabelle Eberhardt


  1. If I could have it my way, I'd have a zip code in California and spend the majority of the year traveling all over Europe, parts of Central Asia, and South America. I'd also like to travel to the few parts of this country that I've not yet seen, including Alaska and Hawaii.

  2. Oh, that's an easy one for me. I would live somewhere until I became restless and move somewhere else. I would love to have the ability and the means to travel the world for the rest of my life. So long as I could take my cats with me. :-)

  3. Mine would probably be SoCal but only because of the weather.If there are other places that have similar even tempered weather I would seriously consider it.I would like to travel some,Russia tops my list.I wouldn't mind spending some time there.

  4. I am happy where I live.I just wish there was no climate change.We are in a serious. Drought.Sucks.

  5. We always seek for favorable terrains, but can that happen in practical life?


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