What IS Spiritual Tourism, Anyway?

Posted on May 8, 2014

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Zen Monkees

Taking a long boat up the Mekong into the heart of the golden Triangle Taking a long boat up the Mekong into the heart of the Golden Triangle

It’s not a new idea, really, the idea of traveling to find yourself. Many adventurers throughout time, young and old, have set out on quests around the world to quench an inner thirst in bravery-testing experiences, and using those experiences to apply deeper meaning to their lives.

In fact, travel for deeper meaning is an older concept than our world’s current model of modern day tourism: vacationing on white sandy beaches, drink in hand.

In our busy westernized world, we work hard and “play” harder, vacationing to escape an exhausting schedule. Often, though, these very vacations become exactly what we were trying to get away from in the first place, with a busy itinerary and unfulfilling shopping escapades, and people feel that they need a vacation from their vacation! It can be a draining cycle.

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