Joy in the Park, Sevilla

It’s easy, when traveling, to get into that sightseeing groove where everything is gourmet, Gothic, Gaudí, and all grown-up. Instead, make a point to recognize neighborhoods, families, and the everyday reality of communities working together, as one generation lovingly pulls the next into adulthood.

On Day 38 of my 100-day trip to Europe, I found myself in a simple park — dodging soccer balls to the melody of gleeful children and enjoying memories of when my kids found delight in a swing set. And it made me really happy. It made me nostalgic. And it made me mindful of the joy that fills our world.

Do you have a dimension of travel that gets you feelin’ groovy?