A Coconut in November

It’s that time of year. Wanderlust has begun to nestle itself comfortably in the back of my mind, surrounded by a bunch of fluffy pillows, waiting for me to come under the blanket with it and escape one world for another. As always, the invitation is hard for me to resist. When I cannot fully escape, at least I’ve got TwT.

Boat through the leaves. Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Kite surfers in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

A Haitian man selling snacks on the beach in Cabarete, exactly two weeks before the earthquake hit Haiti. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

Lava rock and ocean in Kona. The Big Island, Hawaii.

Sunset above the clouds, from the top of Mauna Kea (10,000 feet up). Big Island, Hawaii.

Palm trees and ocean. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This post is an invitation. Please contribute (as a comment) your #1 wanderlust destination right now (travel bloggers – please share a link if you’ve written about a destination you want to suggest!). For me, that place is an island somewhere in the Caribbean. I want to hike through a rainforest, sit by a beach, eat mouthful after mouthful of perfectly ripe fruit…

I cannot get the thought of soft sunshine, fresh coconuts, that very specific sound of palm tree leaves brushing against each other between waves, the call of birds, the smell of plumeria, the light breeze blowing over my knees, the too-hot sand, the too-fresh air that I want to scoop out of the sky and eat like a bowl of melting ice cream, the sound of calm, the delicious feeling of wanting to be nowhere else, the wish that I could somehow capture all these sensations and take them with me to my real life…

Who’s coming with me?

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6 responses to “A Coconut in November

  1. Wellington, New Zealand, stole my heart long ago. I’m ALWAYS dreaming about it, no matter where I go in the world.

    http://www.dangerous-business.com/2011/11/new-zealand-cities-part-2-wellington-in-photos/

  2. The more I get to know Calabria–its myths, hot springs, ivy-covered forests–the more I love it. Coming from a big city I really appreciate the emptiness and physical beauty…
    http://lesleypeterson.blogspot.com/2011/11/myth-and-water-around-lamezia-terme.html

    • travelswithtavel

      Oh my goodness… Calabria. Good thought. MUST go there some day too. Count me in for some water curing too! Thank you so much for sharing, Lesley!
      -Tavel-

  3. My current pick is New Zealand and Australia. OR anywhere WITH YOU!?

    • travelswithtavel

      OMG, Telsanimal!! Don’t tease me. I have the entire month of January off. Let’s go somewhere!! Somewhere HOT of course… 🙂 Hehehe. Miss you!!

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