Find Your Inner Peace Using Travel
Are you stressed out? Maybe it’s work, or school or the all-to-familiar responsibilities of adult life? Or perhaps it’s because you have a desire to travel and experience all life has to offer, but you haven’t yet bought that plane ticket.
For some, travel is what brings out that inner peace, that feeling of calm that everything is alright in the world. It’s a feeling of contentedness, an assurance that you are doing the exact right thing.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t let anxiety and the day-to-day routine bog you down. Find a destination that will help you discover your inner peace.
Get the Most Out of Your Travel
The best way to find inner peace when traveling is to plan an experience that speaks to you. For some, the ideal trip will be a grueling hike to the top of Mount Everest. For others, it will be gliding in a boat along the jungle-infested rivers of Vietnam. Once you find an adventure that piques your interest, you’ll be on your way to planning a trip to bring out your inner Buddha.
1. Hike Mount Kilimanjaro
Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa, reaching 19,340 feet in the air. The best times to climb are the driest months of the year, including January through February and August through September. You will also have to decide on a route.
There are several routes to ascend the mountain, each one varying in length and difficulty. Take the Machame route for a seven-day adventure that will give you access to some of the best sights in the country.
2. Discover a World Wonder
Take a flight to Delhi, India and catch a commuter train to Agra to visit one of the world’s most stunning world wonders — the Taj Mahal. And if you don’t have a hotel room, you can always find a last-minute reservation online. Beat the usual throng of crowds by buying your ticket the night before and arriving at the gates at dawn.
This will give you the ideal opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Yamuna river. Then, don’t forget to put on your protective booties as you take a stroll around the haunting white mausoleum, resting place to an ancient king’s beloved queen.
3. Sail Along Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a picturesque seascape in Vietnam featuring jutting mountain landscapes and green jungle-like vegetation. Get up close and personal with the water by taking a kayaking tour, paddling around the limestone towers and getting to look at the landscape from all-new angles.
Even though the destination sees 10 million visitors each year, kayaking through Ha Long Bay is a great way to escape the crowds and get a taste of local culture.
4. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
Take a dip below sea level with a dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Located in Australia off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is known for its plethora of marine life, with the coral reef home to exotic species like giant clams, manta rays, sea slugs and even Caribbean reef sharks.
Take in a piece of history as you swim through a formation roughly 500,000 years old. There are plenty of dive sites that are calm and gentle, perfect for first-time divers. No matter where you’re located on the reef, an ideal dive spot is only a short boat ride away.
5. Trek to Everest Base Camp
Everyone has heard of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. But you don’t have to be an expert mountaineer to enjoy a taste of the great outdoors. In fact, the ideal adventure for some travelers is a hike to Base Camp, the starting-off point for those who wish to climb to the top.
The trek to base camp is an experience in and of itself, encompassing a local helicopter ride to maneuver through the mountains as well as acclimatization time to get used to the high altitude.
How to Find Inner Peace Through Travel
Don’t let life pass you by. While you might be stressed about work or other daily responsibilities, there’s an easy way to seek inner peace — through travel.
The right destination will help you connect not just with the local culture, but with yourself. Whether you stay for a week or a month, you’ll find you might just learn something new about the world and your place in it.
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