Posts tagged Explore
Is Travel the Best Personal Development Hack?

There are as many definitions of personal development as there are gurus. I want to make it clear right away that I’m no personal development guru – far from it. For me, personal development simply means having a heightened sense of self-awareness that enables you to make conscious life choices.  Is travel the best personal development hack? I can’t answer that question for you. It depends. There are many ways to get where you want to be. It just turned out that travel played a significant part in my journey (no pun intended). 

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Eat, Pray, Yoga: Seeking balance in Bali

Travel has an amazing way of expanding our worldview and forcing us to pause, reflect and make changes for the better in our everyday lives. I try to bring something intangible back from each trip I embark on – whether it’s being reminded of the importance of family after reuniting with long-lost relatives in Eastern Europe; becoming inspired after meeting the local businesswomen in a poor village in the Dominican Republic; or, as is the case with my most recent trip to Bali, changing my worldview about things which are beyond my control.

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Who Wins Facebook Travel Competitions?

I've been asking this question for years, convinced they were only won by social media celebrities or talented bloggers. I can assure you, I’ve tested every method. Sharing on social media does NOT work, tagging friends does NOT work and those quirky ’25 words or less’ cannot be won!  It seemed, each time I entered online, my confidence in winning that 21 day Contiki whirl or that Maldives honeymoon trip was quickly being diminished. 

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Something to Fight For

In my studies abroad, I can comfortably assume that I experienced one of the most unique and incredible opportunities.  During my first few weeks in Florence, I was without a doubt overwhelmed.  Attempting to plan trips, make friends, and do schoolwork, was a big adjustment.  There were certain points where I questioned if I was going to regret the experience because I wasn’t going to be able to juggle so many different responsibilities.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Veronica Germain

Our guest this week brought us a deeply personal story, one that chronicles her personal struggle with losing and reclaiming her identity. In even the darkest of moments, however, Veronica Germain found hope and clarity in a favorite passion, travel. This week, as we settle in to learn more about the mind behind our latest guest piece, we'll explore this favorite hobby, which became the saving grace of a "wide-eyed wanderer".

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