Soul-Searching: Travel to Find Your Purpose
Lately, I have been watching Super Soul Sunday, Oprah’s show on OWN. I find it to be outstanding and inspiring beyond any expectations I have for television these days. Her guests from Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra to Gabrielle Bernstein and Eli Wiesel expand my mind in every episode.
A few weeks ago, there was something said that keeps popping up into my head. Oprah asked Jean Houston, ‘what is your definition of the soul?’ Her answer, “the lure of our becoming.”
As soon as I heard that I said to myself, “that is the definition of travel to me. I travel for the lure of becoming the best, most true version of myself.” (Continue reading…)
When Does Travel Begin?
Try to remember the last trip you went on.
At what point did it start? Was it when you checked into your hotel? Or was it before that, when you boarded the plane? Or was it still at home as you packed?
I think, in general, travel actually begins the moment you book your flights or hotels – the moment you commit.
Tips for Choosing a Travel Companion
Choosing your travel companions is a form of commitment.
You are going to be in close quarters with this person or people for extended amounts of time. Your itineraries will be intertwined. You’ll have to make important decisions and trouble shoot obstacles together. And you are going to want it all to be enjoyable.
So here are some questions to ask yourself before you extend an invitation or as you anticipate an already planned trip: (Continue reading…)
Positively Positive, Joseph Campbell and Travel
Yesterday, the blog, Positively Positive posted this quote by Joseph Campbell to their Facebook page. I love the quote because it is freeing and rings so true.
Immediately after reading Mr. Campbell’s words, I thought about how to apply this to my everyday life – my work life and my romantic life. And then it hit me. This is a perfect piece of advice for traveling.
I’ll just change the words around a little: (Continue reading…)
Are You Due for a Vacation?
It is known that Americans get less vacation time than citizens of other countries. For example, in Europe, on average, they get 30 days of paid vacation per year. Can you imagine?
And the majority of Americans don’t even take their full two weeks.
Is it that some of us fear our bosses won’t value us if we do? Is it a lack of savings? Or maybe we are concerned that if we get away and like it, we might not want to come back.
Whatever the reason, sometimes we just need an extra nudge to push us out of our daily routines and realize it is time to put fun first.
So here is a checklist to see if you are overdue for a vacation: (Continue reading…)