Living Well Magazine April 2019

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WHY I TRAVEL….Falling In Love With Life All Over Again

with Travel Host Linda Cooper

Some people are more evolved than others. They just “get it”…. These people welcome the challenge of taking on new experiences and say “Yes” as their first response, not “No”. They start each day with appreciation and gratitude with the ability to “smell the sunshine”. They know how it feels to be content. They enjoy people watching and can observe the world around them with no judgement and open eyes. These people come from all different backgrounds, ages, races and religious beliefs but they all have one thing in common…. They consciously have made travel a priority in their lives.

I have seen first-hand my mind and body reap the rewards when riding the wave as an active participant in lifes adventures. During these surreal moments I fall in love with life all over again and have to pinch myself thinking “how lucky am I” to have the added bonus of it all being documented featuring these once-in-a-lifetime moments as keepsakes for myself and for all of you on my travel show. So many magical flashbacks come to mind; one of which occurred while filming The Maldives episode when a school of playful dolphins swam alongside us (and underneath) our boat for their camera closeup. I like to think of dolphins as my “spirit animal” so this was a mental snapshot I will cherish forever and in that moment, I will never forget the feeling of being so close to G-d, which filled me with such gratitude. The Maldives is a fabulous bucket-list destination. It’s a luxe getaway, famous for its over-the-water villas and “lifestyles of the rich and famous” vibe, all of which I featured at the uber-luxe resort Vakkaru on Season Two of “Travel Time with Linda”.


April 2019

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