It would have been simple enough to celebrate our anniversary at a spa resort, immersed in luxury and decadence. It’s what we’ve done in the past. We could have taken the three-click path toward travel: click on one of the many travel deals dropped daily in our inbox; click “buy now” on a website; and click “print” for our canned itinerary, everything laid out for us, so easy to do with the swipe of a credit card. Instead, we hunted for something more private, more intimate – a true “getaway” in a quiet place that was no more than a day’s easy drive. We wanted to celebrate recent changes we made in our lives to return to the simple things: growing our own food and incorporating permaculture principles in our small urban yard, being of service to our community, and taking refuge in nature.
The travel article “Ananda Kanan Ozark Retreat Center: Unplug and Unmask” appeared in the April 2015 edition of Ozark Mountain Yoga Magazine.