By Benefsheh Verell, CEO
There are two ways to travel. One way is just like you’d expect; the other type of travel you can do without moving a muscle.
Let’s talk about the traditional way first as this is after all our specialty. Yes, I’m talking about going on vacation. Have you thought about what you want to do this summer or for the holiday season? Not sure? We can help you discover new adventures.
Have you ever considered traveling to an unfamiliar country alone? Solo travel is nothing new, but many people feel intimidated by the prospect of navigating unfamiliar territory and languages by themselves.
Did you know there are companies in the travel industry that specialize in taking care of people who want to explore on their own? We have the partnerships, the means, and the intuition to design a travel experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Is there a special group you’d like to take on an adventure? Perhaps your book club would like to walk the highlands of Scotland traveling back in time to Outlander days. Or, maybe your passion is hiking and you’ve always dreamed of conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro or trekking in Patagonia.
Whatever your passions, we can cultivate your desires into the journey of your dreams for both you and your friends, family, clients, employees, or coworkers.
But, wait! You’re thinking “she said I could travel without moving, how is that possible?”
Through the power of your mind. We are a mindful travel company, and I would be remiss if I didn’t stress the importance and effectiveness of visualization and meditation.
Studies have shown that when people who mentally rehearsed an exercise (such as playing the piano or bicep curls) were compared with those who actually did the exercise, physiologically the body changed almost as much as those who physically performed the exercise. (notes 1,2)
This is why athletes that visualize their desired experience ahead of time do so well during the actual event. It has already happened for them. So, you can essentially take 10-15 minutes to visualize where you’d like to go on vacation.
Think about what the landscape looks like, how the weather will be, the sounds you might hear, and the smells in the air. Think about what you would do and see, where you would walk or drive each day.
Most importantly, allow yourself to feel emotionally what you would feel as if you were actually on the trip. Would you feel joy, gratitude, peace, love, relief? Allow your body to experience these emotions.
Pretty cool, huh? You can travel to Hawaii today and Greece tomorrow. Not bad for never leaving your chair.
1. Cohen, Philip, “Mental gymnastics increase bicep strength.” New Scientist (21 November 2001).
2. Yue, G., and K.J. Cole, “Strength increases from the motor program: comparison of training with maximal voluntary and imagined muscle contractions.” Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 67(5): 1114-1123 (1992).