Travel has the power to inspire personal breakthroughs that can refresh your life. Here’s how to create a truly transporting trip.
The ultimate getaway is one where you uncover personal insights and take your revelations and experiences home. “When we leave our everyday environment, we remove the distractions and habits that are connected to it, and this makes us more open to new situations that have the potential to inspire transformation,” says Karina Stewart, a cofounder of Kamalaya Koh Samui, a luxury health resort in Thailand, and a master of traditional Chinese medicine. If you approach your trip in the right frame of mind, the experiences can help you unearth old passions, explore new interests, reconnect with your life priorities, and permanently change your perspective.
“No one trip will magically reinvent you,” says Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, a professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience at the University of Southern California. “But studies have shown that there is power in your own interpretation of your experiences. You can use travel, along with meeting new people and trying new things, as an opportunity to reevaluate the values and beliefs that you normally take for granted.”
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August - September 2019