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Avoid Over-spending on your Trip with Mindfulness

It’s a simple fact that while the occasional trip or two can be a good opportunity to recharge, it can also cost a lot of money. That’s why even a short weekend trip away warrants financial vigilance, and why there is a host of tips on booking…

The one place only YOU can travel

If you're reading this blog, you must, like me, love travel. The siren song of far-off destinations pulls at the corners of our minds. We yearn for the exotic flavors of foreign cuisines, the colorful contrast of other cultures, and the feeling…
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Marie Kondo your Mind & Body

If you're reading this blog, it's because you, like me, love travel...and health, and wellness. The siren song of far-off destinations pulls at the corners of our minds. We yearn for the exotic flavors of foreign cuisines, the colorful contrast…
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What is a Wellness Retreat?

As I'm spreading the word about the upcoming Thailand retreat, I keep getting asked the same question: "What is a wellness retreat?" Wikipedia defines it as "travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical,…
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How do you want to feel?

Happy new year! As I'm looking deep into the eyes of 2018, I'm imagining the great contributions we at Integral Travel can make to answer that question with our Wellness Retreats. Last week a lady from Boston called saying she wanted to…
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I am Free

I knew that starting the Northern Thailand trip with 4 days of mediation was going to be a wonderful way for me to form intentions for my journey, contemplate what it had taken to get there, become more aware of my surroundings, thoughts, and…
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Water

On the surface, warm and clear, light easily penetrating. Down below, the depths we fear, on which we are meditating. The dark and cold beneath the surface have no desire to be shown, quite content are the secrets of the deep and shadowy…
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Ode to Water and to All the Water Goddesses

What comes to mind when you think of water? Cooling, calming, cleansing, refreshing. Sweet, peaceful, beautiful, still. Blue, green, golden, white. Undulating, flowing, frightening, destructive. Stagnant, polluted, frothy, sour. Hot, relaxing,…
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Healer, Heal Thyself!

What is health? What is suffering? Why do we suffer? How do we heal? These are some of the questions that a small group of inquisitive travelers and I recently explored during a three-week journey through Northern Thailand. The premise…
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Wisely Selfish

In my last entry, I used a phrase that I stumbled across a few years ago while I was traveling in Northern India – “wisely selfish”. This phrase, coined by the Dalai Lama, refers to an ancient teaching that suggests that “one’s…