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6 Ways to Create a More Mindful Travel Experience

6 Ways to Create a More Mindful Travel Experience

Traveling is one of the most rewarding life experiences – visiting new places, trying new things and meeting people who are completely different than us enriches our lives by giving us a broader perspective of the world around us. Considering these benefits, it’s easy to expect travel to always be perfect, but is simply can’t be the case, as it often comes with an abundance of unpleasant experiences. However, if you approach travel in a more mindful manner, it will allow you to tackle any challenges you encounter with ease and it will help you experience a more rewarding and satisfying vacation. So, here are some ways to create a more mindful travel experience.

1. Pack only what you need

1. Pack only what you need

While your specific packing needs will depend on your destination, as well as the duration of your trip, the best idea would be to put some extra care and consideration into your packing and only bring what you absolutely need. With fewer clothes to choose from, you won’t waste your time every morning constructing the perfect outfit, and with fewer valuables, you’ll spend less time worrying about losing something that is meaningful to you, and you’ll give yourself the chance to fully immerse in the whole travel experience.

2. Choose the ideal destination

2. Choose the ideal destination

Instead of simply booking your next vacation to a popular destination that is undoubtedly going to be packed with tourists, especially during the height of the season, try to find a destination that will let you continue with your daily mindful practices, even during your travels. For example, you could opt for incredible New Caledonia luxury travel deals that offer relaxing resorts, amazing spas, rejuvenating massages and mindful yoga, all in an idyllic, picturesque surrounding that is bound to bring some peace and serenity into your vacation.

3. Spend time with the locals

3. Spend time with the locals

Challenge yourself to learn, grow and adapt by being fully immersed in the culture, and try to make some local friends that will give you a different perspective of your destination, as well as the world. Try to learn some basic phrases in their language, as well as their manners and etiquette, and show them that you respect their culture and are willing to understand it. As you simply can’t travel mindfully without engaging with the people you encounter, you must get to know them in order to truly understand the place and the culture.

4. Disconnect from your devices

4. Disconnect from your devices

Mindful travel also represents disconnecting from your electronic devices in order to be able to connect with your destination. While you don’t necessarily have to abandon technology altogether, take a moment to consider whether it is making things too predictable. By looking at our screens too much, we take the element of surprise out of travel and don’t give ourselves the opportunity to be spontaneous and adventurous.

5. Sit back and observe

5. Sit back and observe

One of the best ways to practice mindfulness while traveling is to find a place to sit in a popular, often crowded area, make yourself comfortable and simply watch life go by. This keeps your mind in the present, because you’re focused on the excitement of everything that is happening around you, instead of worrying about trivial things. It also offers a unique opportunity to learn about the local culture and way of life simply by taking your time to observe what people are wearing, how they interact with one another and how they choose to spend their free time.

6. Always stay positive

6. Always stay positive

From long lines and large crowds to hectic schedules, travel can often be filled with stressful experiences. Whenever you feel irritated by such situations, take a step back, take a deep breath and think about everything that is going well on your journey. Whether you’re spending quality time with your loved ones, eating an incredible meal or hiking a breathtaking trail, focusing on the positive aspects will help you stay healthy in body and mind when you travel. It will remind you of the benefits of your time spent on vacation and it will likely make you feel much more positive about tomorrow.

Mindful Travel Experience

The opportunity to accomplish more fulfilling and rewarding travel experiences is all yours – you simply need to take it. So, pack your bag for your next vacation and keep these valuable tips in mind in order to create a more mindful travel experience.


About the author:

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, meditation and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. She is an avid lover of photography and a regular author at High Style Life. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

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About the author:

Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, meditation and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. She is an avid lover of photography and a regular author at High Style Life. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

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