I have long had a very short list of places I hope to see in my lifetime, and India has been at the top for years. But I kept putting that trip off, waiting for the right time--you need at least two weeks--and enough savings--this kind of travel can be costly.
Dominique Callimanopulos, who runs a travel company called Elevate Destinations. She focuses on travel that makes a difference to the countries visited--so she will organize expeditions to raise money for good causes, for instance, or, partner with community groups to do volunteer service work. She asked if I would consider taking a trip to India with a group in February, and sharing my Slow Love perspective during our travels. My response was swift: Of course! I no longer want to put off realizing my dreams.
Dominique Callimanopulos has organized a fascinating itinerary, which you can see by following the link onto her website. There are a limited number of places available, so I wanted to reach out to the Slow Love Life audience with news of the trip. It promises to be fascinating, fun and life-enhancing.
A portion of the proceeds--5% of the net costs of the trip--will go to support Rugmark, now called GoodWeave. I learned about this organization from the indomitable carpet designer--and one of my design industry heroines--Stephanie Odegard. GoodWeave works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry--carpets made by cooperating companies that do not use child labor bear a label, either RugMark or GoodWeave, so that you know your carpet was not woven by exploited children.
Even if India is not part of your dream life, do take a look at Elevate Destinations' website. Callimanopulos has created an interesting new kind of travel company, and it may be useful in the fulfillment of your own dreams.