This is why after 30 years of continual global travel for the past decade Merri and I have settled down and spent most of our time between just seven places:
#1: & #2: Ecuador’s Andes and the North Carolina’s Blue Ridge…because we love the beauty and the people.
Here is our daughter, Eleanor and boyfriend, enjoying a Blue Ridge view frm our farm.
Here Merri and I enjoy an Andean view as we work at our Ecuador hacienda. Rosaspamba.
#3: Ecuador’s Pacific coast…ditto.
Here’s our life long friend, Steve from Portland, visiting us at Palmazul and enjoying the Pacific life.
#4: Florida…daughter, great son-in-law and our grandson.
Our grandson, Garren is great on th farm. What fun!
#5: Oregon…mom…daughter, another great son-in-law and granddaughter.
Mom and our grandaughter Sequoia in Oregon.
#6: England…two daughters and one son.
#7: Copenhagen…because we really like Danes and love this city…plus we bank there and have a strategic alliance with Jyske Bank. Plus Copenhagen is our favorite city.
A recent article in a London-based lifestyle magazine Monocle shows that others must agree:
Where’s the best city in the world?
Monocle recently scoured the world to find the ‘Best’ in various categories. Here are some of the results —
Best global city: Paris, for its bike-sharing program, Vélib
Best business city: Madrid, for its relaxed working hours
Best cultural city: Berlin, for its art galleries and 24-hour scene
Best design city: Copenhagen
Best retail city: Fukuoka
The Danish capital city of Copenhagen, however, stood out as the most exceptional city for its quality of life and status as a cutting-edge design center. Editors were impressed with the quality of the architecture to the fact that locals and visitors alike could buy a good glass of wine at 1AM.
Crowned as a global urban treasure, the city was complemented for its efficient compact size, its transport system and infrastructure, its contemporary buildings, fine restaurants and its renewed focus on environmental issues.
Munich and Tokyo came in at second and third place, respectively.
Here’s how the rest of the world plays out in the best quality of life category:
1. Copenhagen (Stroget is the longest, pedestrian-only thoroughfare in Europe)
Merri and I hope that you have a great Sunday and that wherever you are is a place you enjoy.
We hope you will join us in Ecuador’s Andes, on its Pacific coast or in the Blue Ridge.
You can still make to our June 19-21 Ecuador Shaman Tour
See dates for our Autumn courses and tours: