Traveler Tim recently visited one of his favorite places in the world, a small village near Bamako, Mali.
Back in 2017, Tim helped open a middle school with a foundation called Mali Rising, which focuses on building schools in remote areas to spread education to the youth.
He has traveled back multiple times to visit the school (which was named in honor of him) and recently visited again to attend the wedding of his best friend's daughter.
The stories and pictures that Tim shared with us were INCREDIBLE..and they reminded us of our favorite things to do while traveling.
From making a positive impact wherever you go
to always learning something new
to participating in the country's pastimes (go Sebela Gazelles!)
to catching wild rides in whatever way you can
to making new friends along the way
to snacking on something new
to taking precious naps for much needed rest
to witnessing love in so many different languages
to finding the wackiest fabrics the world has to offer.
Thank you Tim for this awesome fabric find!
Here’s to all the precious moments that traveling brings & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Tim Gibson
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)
Season’s greetings to you and your family!
We hope you have a great thyme this season doing your favorite holiday things: from cumin together with your family, to wearing warm and comfy cloves, to chili-ing out and taking some time off to rest. Oh and have fun opening presents too, just remember that “it is always pepper to give than to receive.”
From all of us at Taaluma, we wish you a rose-merry Christmas and a dill-lightful New Year!