Transformational Travel

Transformational Travel

Transformational Travel

Travel can transform environments, communities, relationships, or individuals. The road is the ultimate crucible of life. It’s where all the extraneous layers get peeled back and expose the naked truth. It’s where dreams meet reality, theories turn into practice, and the best stories are born. Since we only write what we experience, we provide first-person narratives of our experiences and insightful stories from the road. Maybe it’s that seminal moment that changes our lives or an environmental struggle in some distant land. These stories might ignite your wanderlust or satiate your need for adventure. Either way, these are the stories we love to tell about travel as we see it.
Our (Failed) Quest to Capture the Midnight Sun

Our (Failed) Quest to Capture the Midnight Sun

"Photography is the story I fail to put into words" - D Sparks. We spent three sleepless nights trying to capture the midnight sun during a recent trip to Finland.…
What Fuels Your Fire? - Our Revelations From Casa Alternavida Wellness Retreat

What Fuels Your Fire? - Our Revelations From Casa Alternavida Wellness Retreat

We came to Casa Alternavida looking for work-life balance, but we discovered much more. We enjoyed the lush peaceful surroundings and healthy daily routine while learning from the abundance of…
Timeless Magic Under the Midnight Sun in Finnish Lapland

Timeless Magic Under the Midnight Sun in Finnish Lapland

Join us on a journey to Finnish Lapland, known in summer as the land of the midnight sun because of the 45 days of continual sunlight in June and July.…
Boutique Travel - Everything You Need to Know to Have Your Best Vacation Ever

Boutique Travel - Everything You Need to Know to Have Your Best Vacation Ever

What is boutique travel, and why could it be your best vacation ever? Frequently, travel stress and uncertainty strip away all the relaxation you hoped for. That's where boutique travel…
Plant-Based Medicine Retreats - A Candid Interview With the Founder of Behold Retreats

Plant-Based Medicine Retreats - A Candid Interview With the Founder of Behold Retreats

Looking to take a journey of self-discovery, heal past traumas, optimize performance? Plant medicine retreats have started coming into their own as a way to have a transformational vacation, but…
Transformative Power of Not Traveling

Transformative Power of Not Traveling

I firmly believe that travel can transform travelers, places they visit, and that traveler's home life once they return. It's much more than a transfer of knowledge and ideas. It's…
Adventurous Couple's Guide to Great Getaways - North American Edition

Adventurous Couple's Guide to Great Getaways - North American Edition

Adventurous couples share a unique bond with one another and the world around them. They travel, explore, and discover outside of their comfort zone, yet still crave romance and sometimes…
Painted Dreams - The Van Gogh Museum

Painted Dreams - The Van Gogh Museum

The world is cruel to people who love too much. We’ve all felt those moments of immense passion and desperate loneliness, sometimes simultaneously. However, few people have put them to…
Fly Fishing Montana's Bighorn River: Fishy Dreams and Stranger Things

Fly Fishing Montana's Bighorn River: Fishy Dreams and Stranger Things

Fly fishing the Bighorn River ignited forgotten memories of childhood. A chilly trip down an idyllic river showed me that dreams do come true in Montana.
Ode to Egypt - Is It Still a Must See Destination?

Ode to Egypt - Is It Still a Must See Destination?

Can you say you have seen the world without going to Egypt? I went to fulfill my lifelong dream of seeing this iconic civilization for myself, and to answer this…
Navigating Life's Known Unknowns

Navigating Life's Known Unknowns

I cried my way through Oklahoma and Texas, but when the sun rose in New Mexico, I had a plan. All I had to do was dismantle every element of…
The Everlasting Power of Dreams: TAG Fall Cave-In and Mountain Biking Roanoke

The Everlasting Power of Dreams: TAG Fall Cave-In and Mountain Biking Roanoke

What are dreams? Are they torches to guide your way in the darkness or seed you sew for the future? Do they live in your memories or steer your desires?…

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