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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...
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5 Reasons to Use Hypnosis for Sleep when Combating Jet Lag

I don't like lying in hotel beds feeling disgusted at myself, awake at 3 A.M and thinking about the next morning. Groggy, gross, and...
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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....
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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)...

Why We’re Spending 3 Months Doing P90X in Nova Scotia

Distrustfully I look in the mirror at the unsteady razor near my face. My arm muscles are swollen and radiating heat, they're exhausted and...
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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...
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Your Brain on Nature Book Review – Nature is Good for Humans

Alan Logan and Eva Selhub, the authors of Your Brain on Nature, are (obviously) biased towards nature as the best thing ever for human...
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Making Lasting Memories of Travel Using Mindfulness

"Think about this moment. Exactly how this feels right now." My friend and I were sitting on lounge chairs on the roof of the...
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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...
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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...