Where to Why
June 14, 2020 by Philippe, 4 minute read time
Isolation is an interesting concept. Humans are such innately social creatures, it's hard to imagine isolation as being anything other than a negative experience. Prisons use isolation as a punishment. Schools are admonished for using isolation as a discipline method, as it's thought to be too damaging to students' mental health. All through history we've formed social groups and bonds, and those who live solitary lives are often considered 'odd' and 'other'.
June 07, 2020 by Melinda, 5 minute read time
Meditation in isolation is a key element of Buddhist practice, particularly for Tibetan Buddhists. Retreating from society allows you the space and time to actually explore your own mind through meditation. It has been found that through intensive isolated meditation, you begin to attend to your mind in a direct and unmediated way. Your mind begins to work differently, and you can perceive life in an alternative way.
Sensory Travel Makes Sense
June 05, 2020 by Mark, 6 minute read time
The importance of sensory experience is much researched. Sensory play is an essential element in early years education, and young classes are often taken out to explore nature by touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.
Grief & Loss go Hand in Hand.
June 03, 2020 by Rose, 7 minute read time
There is an assumption that grief is solely a reaction to death. This isn’t true. The actual emotion of grief is more about loss. The loss of something valued in your life. There are many different ways in which we grieve throughout our lives. With that in mind, yes, a loss of a relative or friend would of course trigger grief but losing a relationship or a lifestyle is also a bereavement.
Why travel at all?
June 02, 2020 by Philippe, 10 minute read time
Why do you travel? Perhaps that’s not the easiest question to answer. Some people would say they travel to relax. Some to experience something new. Some to spend valuable time with their family. But all of these things can be done from the comfort of our own homes. So why do we really feel the need to invest our valuable time and resources in exploring the globe.
Lessons from the Sandbox: What luxury travel should learn from gaming to thrive and survive
June 02, 2020 by Philippe, 7 minute read time
Computer games are infinite worlds. They provide escapism, companionship, education, challenges – they are a very quick way of slipping into a different state of mind and a different state of place.
Discovering Happiness at Home and Abroad
June 01, 2020 by Mark, 10 minute read time
The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental right. It is mentioned in the US Declaration of Independence that all persons have the right to freely pursue joy, and live life in a way that makes them happy (as long as they don’t do anything illegal or violate the rights of others).
Reframe your (Travel) Failures
May 23, 2020 by Philippe, 6 minute read time
Imagine seeing your life, and your travels as a story that unfolds before you. You are the author. You are also the main character. What travel story would you write for yourself?
Restrictions & Loss of Liberty
May 22, 2020 by Philippe, 6 minute read time
Liberty is a human right. Liberty makes its appearance in many country mottos such as Colombia’s Libertad y Orden (Liberty and order), Uruguay's Libertad o Muerte (Liberty or Death) and France’s Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Liberty, equality, fraternity).
My Holiday to Covidlandia
April 27, 2020 by Catherine, 7 minute read time
When people ask me how things are going, I’ve been saying that once you get beyond the sadness of COVID19’s negatives, it’s rather like travelling without the inconvenience of having to actually go anywhere.