Have you ever had a magic moment on a trip that so moved you, you knew you'd remember it forever? Hidden Travel shows you how to experience more such moments anywhere, even at home. While most guidebooks reveal sights that matter to others, Hidden Travel teaches you how to find what matters to you, on trips around the world or just around the corner. It's about using travel to get enough distance from your ordinary life to realize just how extraordinary it is. In so doing, you'll also discover more: more meaning, adventure, relationships, purpose, creativity, fulfillment, joy or whatever you want more of in your life.
Through stories, insights, research findings and exercises gleaned from 40 years of travel to over 50 countries, you'll learn how to:
- Experience a different, more meaningful kind of travel many long for but few find.
- Discover hidden places of wonder and hidden wonder in ordinary places.
- Turn your trip into a learning laboratory to try out new interests and personas.
- Create quests that give greater purpose to your trips
- Grow your confidence and courage on a trip in safe, fun, and exciting ways.
- Increase the happiest part of any trip and turn bad moments into good ones.
- Pack better by leaving behind unhelpful physical and emotional baggage
- End any trip well by practicing this one surprising secret.
- Apply your trip to your life so that each day at home feels more like an adventure.
Whether you're just beginning or are into adventure travel, family travel, slow travel, sustainable travel or your own form of independent travel, this book offers a refreshingly different way to approach travel and life. It's an inspiring perspective that works even when you can't travel.
With short, easy-to-read sections and inspiring photos, this book makes the perfect gift for you or that special traveler in your life who desires both a better way to travel and a more adventurous way to live.
Related collections and offers
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
As one of the nation's leading branding practitioners, Stephen's job is to see things differently. He works with some of the country's top corporations and not-for-profit organizations to help them articulate the hidden essence of a company and the deep emotional bonds people form with brands. He has combined this professional expertise with 40-plus years of travel to over 50 countries to reveal a different way to think about travel and to help people connect the world in them with the world around them. He writes and photographs for multiple travel publications such as National Geographic and at www.ExploreYourWorlds.com.
He has two grown sons and lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and favorite traveling companion (who fortunately is the same person).
Visit him at www.ExploreYourWorlds.com, on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook at @MeaningfulTrav, and on Pinterest at @ExploreYourWorlds.
Table of Contents
BENEATH THE SURFACE
A WORLD OF MORE
Start Before the Beginning
THE HAPPIEST PART OF YOUR JOURNEY
TRAVEL AS MYSTERY
HIDDEN WATERS: GLAMIS, SCOTLAND
A PRIMER ON MORE
MAKE IT A QUEST
COLLECT, CONNECT AND SHARE
PURPOSE, PASSION AND PLACE
HIDDEN ARCHITECTURE: WASSERBURG, GERMANY
START WITH THE BASICS
THINK LIKE A LOCAL
THE VALUE OF TRAVELING SOLO VS. WITH OTHERS
CHOOSE TRAVEL COMPANIONS WISELY
HIDDEN BOATS: THE COTSWOLDS, ENGLAND
Packing Light Part 1: In Your Bags
CARRY-ON VS. CHECKED LUGGAGE
THE VALUE OF PACKING LISTS AND STAGING
20 WAYS TO USE A ZIP LOCK BAG
HIDDEN BRIDGES: NANXUN, CHINA
Packing Light Part 2: In Your Head
WHAT YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE
HIDDEN DANGER: NEAR SARAJEVO, BOSNIA
How to Discover
QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU DISCOVER HIDDEN PLACES
HIDDEN RESTAURANT: PLAYA NEGRA, COSTA RICA
Be Your Best Self
ASKING FOR HELP
WHEN YOUR BEST SELF ISN'T ENOUGH
HIDDEN TREE TUNNEL: DAMME, BELGIUM
Ways to See
SEEING WHAT OTHERS DON'T
WHERE YOU STARE IS WHERE YOU STEER
SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF OTHERS
HIDDEN RUINS: GRANADA, NICARAGUA
Just a Bite
GO WHERE YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T
THE CRYSTALIZING EFFECTS OF FEAR
PUSHING BEYOND YOUR LIMITS
HIDDEN PEOPLE: CAIRO, EGYPT
DISCOVERING DIFFERENT TIME
FIND YOUR PACE
GIVE IT A REST
HIDDEN MONUMENT: PARIS, FRANCE
Traveling in Moments
THE POWER OF MOMENTS AND TRAVEL
A MOVEABLE FEAST
SECRET SANTA TRAVELERS
HIDDEN TREEHOUSE: WHISTLER, B.C., CANADA
The Last Ten Percent
PEAK AND END EXPERIENCES
THE ART OF THE SPLURGE
LESS IS MORE
HIDDEN ARTISAN: CUZCO, PERU
Coming Full Circle
HOW TO REFLECT
HIDDEN MORE: HOME