Tell me, why do you go on vacations? Is it the thrill of adventure? Is it the idea of getting away from the daily grind and refreshing your body and soul? Or maybe it’s simply because you want to discover new places and meet new people.
Everyone has his own reason for traveling. Near or far, it doesn’t matter. But have you ever thought about going on a trip that will meet those needs above PLUS the added bonus of changing your own life?
We are at the end of another year. If you take the time to look back, will you be happy with what you’ve accomplished in the past 11 months? Maybe, maybe not. I am pretty sure, though, that you will agree with me in saying that you can always do something more to make your existence on this earth more meaningful.
Yes, I am in a pensive mood. This year’s events have led me to this. Each year, I normally go on a New Year’s trip to gear myself up for the new year ahead. This time, I want to go beyond my normal vacation. I want to go on adventure, get some much needed R&R, and also do something life changing.
I understand that for different people, life changing means different things. What I have realized though, is that most of the ideas that I have come up with revolve around giving to others, helping them: volunteering. With all that has happened in the world in the past year, there are so many people who can use our help.
Another option I have in mind is a cultural trip. I am pretty sure there is at least one place that you have not visited that has something to offer in terms of opening your eyes to a whole new way of living. It may not be a volunteering, but it can still change your life.
Do you see what I am getting at? Wanna help me out here? What ideas do you have for a life changing trip?
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