Category Archives Balanced Travel

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Are you comfortable with the amount of time you spend looking at your phone? Between your cell phone, computer and tablet, what percentage of your day is spent staring at a screen? While we frequently justify the time we spend on our devices during the week—for work, communication with family members, everyday tasks—what about on vacation?  In addition to de-stressing…

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The world draws its spirituality from many different sources—ranging from religious traditions to ancient folklore. Whether you’re looking for a mental escape or want to plan future zen-inspired travels, these are some of the most spiritual places to visit around the world.  Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage extends from outside Biarritz, France to Santiago, Spain and welcomes…

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Far from the typical tourist destinations of popular Peru or trendy Colombia, Uruguay sits peacefully tucked between Brazil and Argentina. The second smallest country in South America, there are three cows for every one person in Uruguay. But this tiny nation packs a punch, offering visitors a little bit of everything you could want on a South American vacation. High-end…

Banos, Ecuador

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of getting outdoors and spending time in nature. While we, for the most part, have been barred from restaurants, museums and galleries, the great outdoors has skyrocketed in popularity, providing a much-needed break from work-from-home life. Spending time outdoors and getting out of the city boosts both our mental and physical…

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My first overseas trip was a 10-day jaunt to the UK in my third year of University. I went with a friend who was a few years older than me and, I assumed, wiser because she had already spent several months backpacking around Europe. Based on her recommendations, we planned an ambitious itinerary: a night in Newcastle, a night in…

Wooden canoe floating in the ocean next to a beach with palm trees.

There’s something special about Central American countries. From their close ties with ancient traditions to the slow-cooked, made-with-love food, a visit to the area leaves you feeling grounded.  In today’s globalized world, you can find many of these special cities have also adopted wellness traditions from around the world: yoga, meditation, and spiritual ceremonies all included.  These three cities are…

With meditation becoming more and more popular, many individuals are turning to it to reduce stress, make healthier choices and simply take a moment to unwind. Taking a few minutes to meditate during travel, especially for a trip that involves long flights or crowded train stations, can bring you the peace of mind to stay present and calm in transit. …

If you’re looking for an opportunity to refine your yoga practice and seriously wind down from the stresses of life, a yoga retreat might be just the thing you need. Not only does a yoga retreat allow you to perfect your downward dog, but it also connects you with like-minded individuals from all around the world.  But there is one…

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