What gives you joy?
There are the big milestones in life: a college graduation, the birth of a grandchild, a new marriage or retirement. All these can bring untold joy.
But then there are the smaller pleasures in the day to day: a perfectly brewed cup of tea, the first crocuses of spring, a flash of beauty in the face of that person you married all those years ago.
Travel can help us appreciate the little things. It's easier to marvel at the small differences when you are unencumbered by expectation and away from daily distractions. Suddenly a stray cat becomes a muse, wild flowers catch your eye, and the coffee creamer at the Lungern Bahnhof (served in a chocolate cup that melts in your coffee mug) is something to remember and talk about.
Here are a few of our favorite things from our travels. And here’s wishing you joy in life's small pleasures and delight in the planning.