Travel That Can Change Your Life: How to Create a Transformative Experience

Travel That Can Change Your Life: How to Create a Transformative Experience

by Jeffrey A. Kottler
     
 

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Discover how you can make the most of your vacation, business trip, or weekend getaway by seizing the moment to create a profound personal transformation.In this lively and informative book, noted psychologist, author, and travel enthusiast Jeffrey Kottler reveals how travel experiences provide ideal opportunities for personal change. Once you learn how to become a… See more details below

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Discover how you can make the most of your vacation, business trip, or weekend getaway by seizing the moment to create a profound personal transformation.In this lively and informative book, noted psychologist, author, and travel enthusiast Jeffrey Kottler reveals how travel experiences provide ideal opportunities for personal change. Once you learn how to become a transformative traveler, your vacations can become adventures that will test your notion of who you are and how the world works, expand your physical limits, celebrate a new romance, or deepen your spiritual growth. The book offers a wealth of suggestions both practical and imaginative that will forever change the way you approach travel. Jeffrey Kottler maintains that the keys to travel that can change your life are flexibility and the willingness to get outside your normal comfort zone. He encourages you to avoid just-like-home accommodations and activities and be open to abandoning your agAnda to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. To prove his point, he offers witty anecdotes and compelling stories that show how to respond to the unforeseen with spontaneity, humor, and openness. And for those traveling abroad, Kottler explains how to get the most from your trip by following the rhythms of the people and the land you are visiting. Kottler gives advice on what sort of trip to plan to enhance the type of change you are after: trying on a new identity, living a healthier lifestyle, or deepening your personal relationships. He also provides a list of specific questions that will help you focus on exactly what you want to accomplish on your trip and how you intAnd to reach your goals. If you are traveling to Timbuktu or the hills of Tennessee, Travel That Will Change Your Life is the only guidebook you'll need on your journey becoming a transformative traveler.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Travel That Can Change Your Life is 'must' reading for anyone who has ever wished his or her vacations more closely resembled adventure novels. Highly recommended!"

I have often said life is a journey with no map to guide us. Travel That Can Change Your Life can be a guide that brings direction and meaning to your journey through life. This book represents a traveler's guide to life written by a skilled travel agent' and therapist. (Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles)

"This intriguing work is recommended for public libraries."

"Kottler...believes that the urge to travel is activated by more than the need to take a break or see new sights, that it is actually an unconscious desire to change something significant about ourselves, Kottler's book builds convincingly on this intriguing theory, the offers suggestions for planning a journey that can lead to personal transformation. (Donna Seaman, Chicago Tribune, December 28, 1997)

"Designed to help you explore your inner self as you explore the outer world." (Sue Hobart, The Portland Oregonian)

"The book nicely weaves a connection between our travel reality and the life to which we (usually) ultimately return." (NAPRA Review)

"Psychologist Kottler provides the how-to tidbits and the mental reinforcement needed to transform a mere vacation into an adventure of personal enlightenment." (Chris Shull, American Way Magazine)

"Offers inspiration for becoming a 'transformative traveler,' using a vacation, business trip or even a weekend getaway to try out a new identity, expand your physical limints and learn more about yourself and how the world works." (Jann Mitchell, The Oregonian)

"...a fascinating book..." (Al Haas, Hartford Courant)

Library Journal
In his professional and personal life, Kottler (counseling and educational psychology, Univ. of Nevada; The Language of Tears, Jossey-Bass, 1996) has seen many examples of individuals using travel to explore their inner selves. To assist in making this process of change more conscious and effective, he offers ways to use travel to make personal changes. Changes can be large or small, and Kottler explains different possibilities, for example, opening up to adventure, getting lost, facing fears, and finding one's sense of space. Examples and suggestions are clear and interesting. This intriguing work is recommended for public libraries.Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., N.Y.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787909413
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/21/1997
Series:
Psychology Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.80(d)

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