Posts tagged Travel
The Impact of Our Travels (Part 5)

When it comes to the value of good intentions, there are a number of quotes illustrating the harm that can be wrought by those who mean well. The passion to make a difference, no matter how noble, is a raw and untapped energy whose power is about as limitless as its potential. Lightning without the guidance of a proper channel can be utterly destructive but, in the proper hands, the source of illumination.

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The Impact of Our Travels (Part 3)

Voluntourism doesn’t come cheap. Beneath the gloss of service activities and good intentions, critics note, it’s still a vacation. Between transportation and lodging, the price tag attached to building a school or joining in local craft sessions grows steadily. For what these travelers are willing to pay, some critics ask, can't they just cut a check and leave the work to the professionals? Does the warm, fuzzy feeling that travelers carry back home with them justify routing inexperienced volunteers into projects that could be undertaken by local experts and craftsmen?

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The Impact of our Travels (Part 2)

"Voluntourism" isn't the only recent addition to the traveler's lexicon. The phrase "Savior Complex" has also become the subject of heated debates regarding the appropriate role of travelers in the communities they visit and the consequences left in their wake. Critics of voluntourism also ask, rightly so, whether or not the short-term benefits of such visits will amount to much in the long run. Good intentions aside, is it all really worth the hype?

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The Impact of Our Travels (Part 1)

From the way young entrepreneurs seek to do business and the approaches larger titans of the travel industry assess their footprints in the lands they connect, right down to the choices made by individual travelers in the course of their journeys, the generational mindset toward how and why we travel is changing. In the wake of such a shift it seems worthwhile to ask, will the outcome bring more harm than good?

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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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A Journey that Ignited a Passion for Compassion

About 3 years ago I decided to leave the corporate world and pursue my passion for connecting people and collectively changing the world for the greater good. This article is about that journey to not only finding my passion, but a way to honour it and use it to guide me through every day of my life. I hope it can inspire you to do the same.

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The Lost Art of Novelty in Adulthood

There’s something about growing up and reaching adulthood that seems to make people less open to risk-taking. It’s almost as if we reach a state of complacency and comfort in establishing our routines that we no longer see the value of trying new things. Whether it’s ordering the same thing at your local restaurant, taking the same class at the gym close to work, or taking a holiday to the same destination year after year – we’re all guilty of it.

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