Goa Gajah, Bali’s Elephant Caves, is somewhat of a mystery – the origins of the ancient sacred site is mostly unknown, and only religious folk tales allude to the cave’s creation by a legendary giant.
The best advice we ever got as a young person was to travel. The world is at your feet. Explore it. Push your limits. Learn by doing. You might find that plowing through your peak years doing exactly what the world expects of you is overrated.
What is it about forests that make us feel interconnected? The minute you step into the deep forest there’s a thick kinetic energy bouncing off every organism from plant to insect to animal, and suddenly you’re a part of it; a strong living force kept contained in the confines of canopy and trunk.
If anything is true about California, it’s that the decades old promise of laid back, easy living in the sun, sand, and surf is alive and well. And of the vitally important things it will teach you, the first is how to slow down, and chill out.