True travelers know something that most tourists can’t understand; experiencing magnificent trips and vacations can transform perceptions and change lives. If you’re bored of the desk job and in need of some personal development, take yourself higher with these life-changing vacations.
Although making it to the top is for the elite and the adventurous traveler, there is still plenty to do around or below basecamp. Many hiking tours lead trekkers through the Himalayas with the final destination at base camp. It’s a one of a kind view that certainly beats the computer screen.
Study Yoga in India
Learn, grow, and bend your reality while studying yoga in the birthplace of this ancient exercise. Escape workday reality while you get to know yourself, your breath and the true meaning of living. Dive deep into your inner-world with meditation and allow yourself to blossom into a new person with a fresh perspective on living.
Teach English Abroad
Teaching English is one of the quickest ways to score an international job. Countries all over the world, located in every continent are seeking native English speakers to teach them some new language skills. Get to know the local culture, experience the food and flavor, and connect with the locals. Trips like these are forever life changing.
Volunteer Your Skills
Volunteering abroad is the cool modern day vacation. Volunteers can head to Costa Rica to save sea turtles or work in an orphanage in Peru. For those looking for an extensive trip, organizations such as the Peace Corp. These type of vacations open traveler’s eyes to realize there are greater issues than our own in this world.
Hike around Banff, Canada
Looking for a mountain-like awakening? Head to Banff and Jasper, located in Alberta, to explore the best of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Photograph snow-capped peaks, hike on a glacier, or relax next to the glacial lake. There’s plenty to do to rejuvenate your mind and refresh your body.
Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkelers and divers know a big secret; experiencing life below the water’s surface forever changes one’s life. To be able to view the flow and circle of life in a serene environment is a beautiful, peaceful, and one-of-a-kind experience. Australian waters flourish with various aquatic life and marine mammals such as fish, turtles, dolphins, crabs, eels and even reef sharks.
Visit Something Ancient
Machu Picchu, Egyptian Pyramids, the Roman Forum; these are just some of the world’s best ancient remains. Visiting an ancient destination brings appreciation for what we have in today’s modern living and the resources that are available today, all while remembering the good ‘ol days. As they say, you in order to create the future, we must learn from the past.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.