Travelling is medicine for the soul, but as anyone who‚Äôs caught the wanderlust bug knows, it‚Äôs not always glamorous. Many grand adventures, especially when
1. Embrace the art of travel yoga
When it comes to keeping your mind, body and spirit finely tuned, there‚Äôs perhaps nothing that deals with all three quite as well as yoga. It can help you deal with long journey-related circulation problems, improve the quality of your sleep and even help your soul bond with other travellers as you participate together. We know of a ton of hostels that offer yoga as part of the travelling experience, and once you try it, it‚Äôs not hard to see why.
2. Hiking is the best travel workout
Treating this one separately to just plain exercising, mostly because hiking really is its own beast. Along with the obvious muscular and stamina benefits, there is something soothing to the mind and soul that comes from communing with nature. Just TRY and be stressed after a scenic hike up to a breath-taking view. Impossible!
3. Indulge in a natural mud bath
Sometimes you‚Äôve just got to get DIRTY! Some choose the natural salt spa of the Dead Sea, while others prefer swimming in a Colombian mud volcano. Whatever your preference, make sure you let Mother Nature give your pores a boost.
4. Be open to spiritual travel
Taking care of your body is massively important, but so is nurturing your spirit. Many travellers talk about their backpacking adventures leading to spiritual awakenings and a new perspective on their place in the universe. Whatever your spiritual leanings are, take some time to explore the world around you, and the deeper meanings of your place under the stars.
5. Time for a digital detox?
A quick and easy way to give your mind and soul a little boost is to detox from the digital world. Anyone who has travelled in less developed countries will testify that some of the happiest people in the world are those with a lot fewer possessions than us lucky travellers. Stepping back from the 0‚Äôs and 1‚Äôs is often key to a mental makeover while travelling.
6. You‚Äôve GOTTA get enough sleep
It‚Äôs impossible to underestimate how important it is to get enough sleep while travelling. Unless you‚Äôre on a whirlwind city break, most backpacking is a marathon rather than a sprint. Pick a hostel that‚Äôs all sorts of comfy, and recharge your batteries. Your mind, body and spirit will thank you.
7. Indulge a little
Part of taking care of your spirit is enjoying yourself. Seriously, live a little! Travelling will change your life, and part of that process means experiencing the wonders of the world. Don‚Äôt be afraid to be a little selfish and reward your psyche with a well-earned treat after a hard day‚Äôs adventuring.
8. Learn how to eat healthy while travelling
Seriously, so many health-related issues can be fixed (or at least lessened) by eating well. This can take some discipline while you‚Äôre out travelling, but if you want to stay healthy, take the time to stay focused on getting proper nutrition as often as possible. Make sure you even look for healthy travel snacks! It won‚Äôt always be possible, but try to ensure that eating well is your rule, rather than a luxury. Don‚Äôt worry, it can be done for pretty cheap‚Ä¶