Vacation Sweepstakes – Essay#49
Nothing brings me back into my spirit like the forest, having grown up at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. My senses are never more aware of my own place in the natural world than when I am flowing with the river and grounded beside the trees. My life, however, has taken me far from home.
When I discovered Chaa Creek Eco Resort in the rainforest of Belize, I knew this would be the place to find just what I need to truly feel alive again. At Chaa Creek, not only can I hike through the reserve and enjoy all that nature has to offer, but I can walk along side an experienced guide who will teach me. Its quite unique to have offered an intellectual experience on a holiday. And in such a diverse and culturally rich location, I would be excited to learn as much as possible. Learning about the surroundings makes the experience deeply meaningful.
Being in a rainforest would be a brand new and enlightening experience that I have always dreamed of. And, I can just imagine how powerful and healing the energy to be on the nature reserve at Chaa Creek.
Taking a break from the mundane work-a-day world in which so many of us are entangled, would be such a pleasure. Chaa Creek is a beautiful resort with all the comforts of home, but carefully blended into the natural environment so as not to take away from it. The spa looks heavenly and inviting and I would certainly welcome a relaxation treatment to begin a perfect vacation. I would love to walk the trails of the rainforest to renew my spirit. I would love to canoe along the river to get back into the flow of life.