The Mindful Traveler
A Guide to Journaling and Transformative
This insightful guide
shows readers how to make each vacation, adventure, and business
trip a journey of self-discovery and an opportunity for personal
growth. The author explains how travel may be viewed as both an
outward exploration of unfamiliar geography, architecture,
history, and foreign customs and an inner journey into
self-identity and personal meaning.
journaling as a way to give form and structure to thought and
fleeting impressions, increasing our insights into unconscious
motivations and impulses. He walks the reader through the entire
process of effective journaling: selecting the appropriate
journal and writing tools, organizing the journal into different
sections, deciding upon the appropriate "spiritual touchstones,"
and structuring the writing process around eight Buddhist
archetypes that offer specific skills for problem solving and
The author includes
helpful anecdotes and examples from his own extensive travel
experiences to guide the reader through the process, offering
tips for planning trips, determining objectives, organizing and
allocating time, budgeting, traveling with others, packing,
staying healthy, and dealing with emergencies.
passport to magical and meaningful travel."
author of Path Without Destination