I travel for adventure and discovery.
Knowing that I don’t know what lies ahead the next day thrills me and I long for days to be different, surprising, and lived well.
But, there is a certain longing that drives me to travel more and that is to return to simplicity. To swap the hurry and the endless tasks that seemingly need to be done for moments like sitting and enjoying every sip of a green tea at a gentle pace, or swinging often in hammocks at sunsets.
We love it that much that we chose that statement for our travel manifesto.
Swing often in hammocks at sunset
The moment we planned to go on our adventure around Australia, I could not stop thinking, nor talking about just wanting to swing in a hammock by the water under a gum tree. My life has been so crazily busy for the past 3 years, I needed presence and simplicity.
On the third day of our Aussie road trip, we arrived at Crystal Creek Meadows in Kangaroo Valley to our rose garden cottage. We walked out into our back garden and saw this:
I was in love.
When Craig volunteered (or was that me that volunteered him? ) to take the girls on a bike ride around the property, I snuck out into the hammock for ten minutes of peaceful swinging. Blissdom.
The next morning, I snuck out again with my cup of tea.
There were no thoughts, no tasks, no demands, or frantic worrying. There was just me swinging, the breeze gentle on my face, the birds swooping and singing, the roosters cock-a-doodle-dooing, and the smell of the trees soothing my soul.
The only problem is my girls have discovered the joy of swinging in hammocks and the fight to claim rights has begun. Good thing, there is room enough for the three of us.
This is what life from a hammock looks like:
And a short video of hammock time with Savannah and Kalyra
Do you love swinging in hammocks?
What’s been your best view?