What Is Zen Travel & Can You Achieve It?

by UNIGLOBE Donaldson Travel -

The old joke about vacations is that they often wear us out as much as working. In our quest to get away from it all we tend to go a little nuts trying to relax. Of course, booking with an experienced consultant can eliminate much of that stress, but whether we're traveling with kids or looking for adventure it's easy to get caught up in the trip and forget what it's all about. 

I travel for many reasons, one being it gives me perspective. It reminds me how big this world of ours is, and I try to use that context to reflect on my own life. I like to try new things, meet new people, sample new foods. I like learning new things about myself. 

Every so often, I check out the SoloTravelerBlog.com website, written by Janice Waugh. It's a great site about being able to travel well in your golden years, and to even do it alone. Her latest post - "Zen Travel - Solo Travel" really highlights what it means to find that sense of inner peace when you're on a trip. 

"Zen is about being totally aware of now – who you are, what you feel in the present. The past and the future don’t matter. Neither do others outside yourself. Whether you are traveling with people or not, Zen travel is solo travel."

What is your idea of zen travel? Is it being challenged? Relaxed? Alone? With your loved ones? Let us know!

 
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