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Destinations That Will Change Your Perspective and Make You a Happier and Healthier Person


By Nina Simons

Far too many people think of a vacation as traveling to a destination and mentally switching off all in order to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life. Even though this kind of traveling makes you happier and healthier, there is a better way to use your vacation time for personal development. The following destinations are perfect for spiritual awakening; they will change your perspective and inspire you to change your life for the better.

Exploring Laos / learn to lead a more modest and simple life

Travel to Laos to teach English to novice Buddhist monks and see how quickly it will change your perspective and make you a happier person. Learn more about the unique, authentic culture of this magnificent land, about history and religion of Laos, visit the Mekong River and have firsthand experience of the life of the monks. It is one of those one of a kind experiences that truly changes the person forever. Spend some time without Wi-Fi and work on yourself, develop your virtues and lead a simple life.


Exploring New Zealand / practice mindfulness for general wellbeing

Focus on mindfulness in wonderful New Zealand. Choose a charming retreat next to sapphire lakes with the snow capped mountains showing in the distance and focus on yourself, your needs and wants. Reconnect with nature - learn to listen to your body to learn more about yourself. Engage in daily yoga classes and focus on practicing mindfulness; opt for a spa therapy or stay active and go on a sub-alpine hiking, whatever you need in order to find your own peace of mind.

New Zealand

Exploring South Africa / reconnect with nature and learn about the wildlife

Forget the loud city streets and focus on exploring the wilderness of South Africa. It is very important to reconnect with nature and what better way to do so than to track wildlife and immerse yourself in the wilderness. Learn how to track various animals such as leopards, lions, rhinos, etc. and as a volunteer engage in conservation and exploration of stunning locations like Blyde River Canyon. This life-changing travel will certainly have a great impact on your general wellbeing, not only you will feel proud of yourself for helping the conservation process but you will learn so much about the wildlife and nature.

South Africa

Exploring Tasmania / test your strength and mental stability

Stay active while traveling and explore the hidden gems by hiking Tasmania. On this journey, you will have enough time to learn more about yourself as you come across many different challenges that you find on your way. Visit one of the nineteen national parks and reserves and learn more about the nature around you and diverse wildlife wander through the magical scenery and focus on yourself and your body's strength. Opt for long distance trails to extend your boundaries to the maximum and perfect your survival techniques - see how your body handles the pressure and push yourself to achieve your goals!


Exploring Peru / go on a magnificent pilgrimage to awaken spirituality

Explore your own spirituality and revive it with while exploring the wonders of the magical land of Peru. Learn from your experience and grow – it is time to focus on yourself. Explore the sacred places, temples in Cusco, let the Machu Picchu mesmerize you with its monumentality, discover the unique culture and learn all there is about Andean wisdom. If you are more of an adventure seeker, you can go on an aerial flight over the Nazca Lines and let nature astound you with the breathtaking views. Or you can make this destination your own personal pilgrimage and concentrate on spirituality.


All of these wonderful destinations will certainly provide you with an unforgettable experience. Avoid classic traveling and opt for one of these alternatives to test your body, revive your spirituality, practice mindfulness and lead a more simple, balanced life. Learn how to listen to yourself and change your life for the better - you will be astounded with how much it will change your personality, and how much it will make you happier.

Bio: Nina Simons is a lifestyle blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor. She's passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. In her free time, she loves to design clothes and furniture. If you wanna see what she's up to you can find her on twitter.
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