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Life Is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel

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A remarkable collection of essays that is proof positive that travel can transform, that inquisitiveness and an openness to unplanned experience is just as important as a passport.

Very few travel writers seek out wildly exotic experiences such as burial practices on an obscure Micronesian island or the work habits of good witches in Guatamala's mountains, and even fewer have the wisdom and wherewithal to uncover profound life lessons along the...

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Overview

A remarkable collection of essays that is proof positive that travel can transform, that inquisitiveness and an openness to unplanned experience is just as important as a passport.

Very few travel writers seek out wildly exotic experiences such as burial practices on an obscure Micronesian island or the work habits of good witches in Guatamala's mountains, and even fewer have the wisdom and wherewithal to uncover profound life lessons along the way. but then, Judith Fein is anything but your average travel writer.

A ten-year columnist for Spirituality & Health magazine and a contributor to nearly 100 other publications over her storied writing career, Fein's interest in travel has always been a fascination for what lies beneath the surface.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981870885
  • Publisher: Spirituality & Health Publisher
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 598,935
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 His Way or the Highway: On the Road with a Maori Elder 1

2 Yes, You Can: A Very Special Newfie 9

3 Never Say Never: The Recipe for Success from a Maya Woman in Guatemala 17

4 The Last Judgment on Mog Mog in Micronesia 25

5 Searching for Forgiveness in Vietnam 31

6 The High Priest and the Camel Eater on the Holy Mountain of Blessings 39

7 In a Mexican Prison 45

8 Meeting Maximon in Guatemala 53

9 The Sorceress's Apprentice in Mexico 59

10 Tales of the Tombs in Israel 73

11 In the Shadow of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul 83

12 Happy Among the Hmong or at Home: Zen Travel 87

13 The Other Side of the Pilgrims' Road in Spain 95

14 Life after Death in Nova Scotia 105

About the Author 111

Acknowledgements 113

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

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    LIFE IS A TRIP is an amazing must-read for people of all ages! &

    LIFE IS A TRIP is an amazing must-read for people of all ages! "Travel is a Zen activity that can lift me out of my inner life into engagement with the world around me." I love this quote! This book is intense, interesting, and presents a side of travel very different from the usual tourist highlights. It will open your heart and mind and transform you by the connection with others, in exotic and not so exotic unusual places. Be open to your own vulnerabilities and strengths and gather new insights. Different cultures will enrich your life as you see beneath the surface and are one with the people. I enjoyed this journey so much that I intend to read it again in case I missed a vital message.

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