Why You Want Travel to be Meaningful Featured Image

Why You Want Travel to be Meaningful

If travel makes you happy why does it need to be meaningful? On its own happiness is dandy, but without a purpose happiness… it...
Headspace Experience Review

The Headspace Experience: What to Expect from FREE Guided Meditation

Most of my life I've wanted to try meditation. When I was younger, badass movie stars (like Jean-Claud Van Dam and Bruce Lee) made...
Failed Vow of Silence Benefits

We Failed Our Vow of Silence (and still got the benefits)

A vow of silence is a strange goal for a pair of married travelers who like to talk. This post is about our (many)...
Heather jumps for joy in front of a sunrise over the ocean

Picture Your Ideal Day. Want to Turn it into Your Ideal Life?

Thumbing through a two-year-old journal, I found my notes on an exercise called "My Ideal Day". A chill went down my spine when I read...
first time vipassana flower & thorns

What to Expect at a First Time Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Vipassana is an ancient mediation technique that originated in India and has recently spread across the globe. Vipassana centres all over the world offer...
Title slide for The Happiness Project book review

The Happiness Project Book Review (Presentation)

I wanted to read the Happiness Project, partly because I wanted to see how the author dealt with her life-experiment trying to become happier,...
Yoga When You Travel - Convince Yourself it's a Good Idea

Yoga When You Travel: Convince Yourself it’s a Good Idea

Unless you've been living in outer space for the past decade, you've probably noticed that a centuries-old Hindu practice called "yoga" has exploded in...
Lookout out across Gros Morne mountain "Every Reason Travel is Healthy"

Every Reason Travel is Healthy

Do your health a favour and use all your vacation days this year for traveling. Travel isn't just something exciting for you to spend...
A path leading into straight trees with the heading "Vacation with Nature in Mind - Your Body will Thank You"

Vacation with Nature in Mind – Your Body will Thank You

Humans are affected by nature, being outdoors, close to nature is inspiring and uplifting. Our pre-historic ancestors didn't watch TV or live in offices....
Yellow sunset behind palm trees with the title "Do you Appreciate Travel More by Keeping a Gratitude Journal?"

Do You Appreciate Travel More by Keeping a Gratitude Journal?

Once a year North Americans sit down and consciously make an effort to be grateful. Usually my grateful thoughts end when I get distracted...