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HEALING AND AWAKENING: A transformative and illuminating trip to Mount Shasta

HEALING AND AWAKENING: A transformative and illuminating trip to Mount Shasta

Excerpted from Light Atonement by Ariyana ~a star child~, the story of an ordinary woman’s transition to life as an awakened...
April 11, 2015 × 1 comment

transformative travel

FLOWERWOMAN: Magic words surrounded by petals

FLOWERWOMAN: Magic words surrounded by petals

She runs a 24-hour flower shop in some lane in Montreal. It has a narrow entrance, but is long within. It’s 2 a.m. and the...
April 3, 2015 × 0 comments

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LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

LESSONS AT VARANASI: Reflecting on life and death in India’s most sacred city

Wrapped in a white sari, she sat cross-legged on her paper thin mat waiting to die. The solemn look on her deeply creased face...
April 2, 2015 × 0 comments

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HOMAGE TO THE SAHARA: Much more than just sand dunes and desert

HOMAGE TO THE SAHARA: Much more than just sand dunes and desert

Hollywood had taught me to think of the Sahara as an immense waste of endless sand dunes, unbearably hot by day and freezing cold...
March 24, 2015 × 0 comments

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TIGER’S NEST: Sublimation and the essence of transformative travel

TIGER’S NEST: Sublimation and the essence of transformative travel

I was making my way steadily up the mountain to Bhutan’s most famous site: Tiger’s Nest monastery. The prayer flags thickened...
February 13, 2015 × 0 comments

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LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

LANGUAGE AND THE LAND: A visit to the indigenous Sami people’s Norway

The sign at Karasjok’s border is simple: the town’s name written in white lettering on a blue background, with a bold black...
November 25, 2014 × 0 comments

mindful tourism

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

Excerpted from New Slow City by William Powers, a memoir that this New York author has written based on his experience living...
November 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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The Ultimate List of the Best Online Travel Sites, Apps, Tools and Resources

The Ultimate List of the Best Online Travel Sites, Apps, Tools and Resources

The following is an excerpt from Journeybook: A Guided Travel Journal and Trip Planner to Inspire and Facilitate Your Travels,...
November 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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GET OFF THE TOURIST BUS: 6 ways volunteering abroad will change your outlook

GET OFF THE TOURIST BUS: 6 ways volunteering abroad will change your outlook

The only way to truly know another culture is to get off the tourist bus and be a part of the lives of the citizens. I’ve volunteered...
August 4, 2014 × 0 comments