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The World is a Book Worth Reading
I Do and I Understand
I See and I Remember
I Hear and I Forget

Moored to the Mediterranean Eden, the Muse embarks on cruising the world. Through writing and photo journaling the millennial Aspasia meets Isabella Bird documents the reality of change.

“What I learned is that FREEDOM is the greatest wealth on Earth, spend it wisely.”

Be free, AWARE of the STOIC within and beyond YOU

Inspiration ~ the Muses

Reinvigorate your body and the soul


Bring pleasure to life: Be aware of biodiversity, shed guilt about responsibly made food, savour terroir in wine and genuine chocolate and relish the air with each inhale


Complement your wellbeing with healthy food, herbs, tea, spa and by slowing down: Open all senses to life and you will find youth in every moment. Harmony is graceful


Engage with each destination, its people and their lifestyle. Seek your soul places. Wander for authentic inspiration and learning: Traveling with an awareness is life’s greatest university


Enrich yourself through art, crafts, philosophy, intellectual pursuits, and flow creatively through daily necessities like cooking or thinking: Luxury is doing what feels great in the moment


Where does your mind wander?
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