People travel for a plethora of reasons. Some people travel because they’re going through a breakup. Others after losing a loved one. Some travel to celebrate a momentous occasion while others use travel as a means of escape. There are as many reasons to travel as individuals are doing it. Here are a few tips for those who are seeking inner peace on their journey:
Book Tours that Matter to You
For those who have religious beliefs, there are often meaningful trips that they want to go on. For some, this may look like going on Christian tours booked for you and others in your church. For others, a religious trip may look like visiting a place that is important in your religion, such as where your religion’s largest center is. These experiences can help to bring peace into the lives of those who believe that these locations have meaning for them and their religious experience.
Bring Your Meditation Practices with You
If you’re spiritual and have some type of peaceful or meditative practice, you may be tempted to leave the habit at home. But if it’s something that works for you while at home, it can be just as beneficial for you on your trip. You can practice finding peace at any moment, while you’re visiting an iconic place or while hiking in nature.
More than likely, your trip is well-booked, with everything in place for a streamlined experience. But sometimes, trips have hiccups and disrupted plans. Pulling out your meditative practice to help you stay grounded and calm can allow you to stay peaceful while dealing with the unknown.
Visit Special Places for Your Spirit
For religious people, there may be destinations that are important for their religion. But you may have your own unique destinations that have brought peace into your life because of the time that you visited them. Maybe they now hold a special place in your heart and spirit.
You may have gone through a breakup and returned to yourself while swimming in the lake of Lago di Cuomo. Maybe hiking the Sierra Nevada is something that you know brings you calm in life. While these are obviously incredibly beautiful places, visiting a location that holds that kind of significance for you can be a healing experience, perfect for those times when you want to feel like yourself again.
Bring Books that Help You Find Peace
Aside from the destinations that you visit that can be incredible for your soul, consider bringing books that help you in your search for mindfulness and peace. These books could be self-help books, or they could be prose and poetry that do something for your soul. It doesn’t really matter. However, you may want to consider bringing a Kindle instead of large books if you’re thinking of carrying a small carry-on bag to avoid challenges with your luggage.
Write Your Thoughts Down
If you want to truly use solo travel as an opportunity to rediscover yourself, a travel journal can be the perfect tool for turning your trip into a mindful experience. There are travel journal apps that can be used on your phone but if you’re someone who likes the act of writing as a way to find peace or work out your thoughts, there are some great travel journals on Etsy to check out.
You can use your journal as a way to go deeper with your thoughts or feelings or use it as a way to keep track of your experiences so that you can go back to them later on.
If you’re thinking about planning a trip but also want to take time to find peace and things about yourself, consider these ideas mentioned above. From visiting iconic destinations that are a religious experience for you to hiking solo somewhere as a way to reconnect with yourself, these ideas can help you have the most incredible trip experience.