Do you live a super busy life? Do you often realize that you don’t have any time for yourself? Well, here’s a little text for you! If you love to travel, make sure to set some time aside this year (if the situation allows) and hit one of these destinations that will inspire you, motivate you, relax you and give you time and opportunity to reconnect with yourself.
5 Great Places for Travel to Inspire Yourself
If you want to get into meditation and reap all the benefit this practice brings, Thailand should be at the top of your travel list. This country is rich with breathtaking nature and some of the best views on Earth, but there are also countless meditation and yoga retreats where you can reconnect with yourself and improve your skills. No matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, you’ll find Thailand’s retreats perfect for your fitness level and personal needs.
Every traveler knows that Bali is a magical place. Almost everyone who steps foot on this Indonesian island falls in love with it instantly—this place changes lives left and right. It’s important to know that Bali has two faces. For instance, Kuta is a tourist center with a busy lifestyle, Canggu is a cool surfers’ paradise. But Ubud is the most appropriate destination for soaking up spirituality and peace. So no matter what you’re searching for: inspiration, fun, motivation or serenity, Bali will provide.
We recommend getting a scooter and exploring the island on your own schedule, but make sure to visit the lush greenery and see vast rice terraces around Ubud for some unique views that are sure to inspire you. In the city, you can find several yoga centers, together with vegetarian restaurants and healers. Pay attention to Balinese many temples and feel just how strong faith is on this island. Also, you’ll see that the locals are very friendly and nice, so you won’t be able to help yourself and just be happy.
This travel destination will definitely inspire you in many ways. Hong Kong is a truly multicultural place—a sophisticated fusion of east and west. Its culture is unique since it blends so many other backgrounds. You will definitely feel welcome in HK and you won’t want to leave soon. Luckily, you don’t have to since most foreign visitors can enjoy a 90-day visa-free stay.
For a longer stay, it’s best to opt for cozy accommodation like homely studios for rent where, thanks to various communal spaces, you can meet other people, create lasting friendships, have a deep conversation, learn about different cultures and broaden your horizons. When you’re not chatting with your new friends, you have to experience festivals like Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival and let the lively atmosphere take you over while you soak up the good vibes.
This might not be a destination one expects to find on this list, but California is a great destination to get inspired and relaxed. Start your journey in San Francisco’s eucalyptus-wooded valley leading to the Pacific Ocean.
This valley is home to several meditation centers, organic gardens and yoga retreats so you can relax your mind, exercise your body and enrich your life with all sorts of new knowledge on meditation, yoga, beekeeping, plants and other subjects. California is also famous for zazen—a type of seated meditation that is getting more popular all over the world.
If you’re not exactly a fan of hot weather, you can replace white sand beaches with refreshing winds, powerful volcanoes and mesmerizing waterfalls of Iceland. This island is one of the most unique destinations in the world, so it’s not a surprise that its scenery will inspire you and put things into perspective.
Also, you’ll get to see Aurora Borealis AKA the Northern Lights, the most magical natural phenomenon. This spectacle of neon lights moving across the sky will leave you thinking about the beauty of nature and life in general long after you get back home.
Introspection is never easy, but those who try to understand who they are always find an answer they are searching for. If you find it hard to look inside yourself, maybe finding a perfect setting will help, treat yourself to a trip to one of these destinations where you can reconnect with Mother Earth and realize a few things about life.
These places will certainly help with your spiritual awakening and give you motivation and strength to take your life into your own hands.