Travel Inspirations For Restoring Your Wanderlust

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Travel For Restoring Your Sense Of Wonder: A Guide

If you’ve spent too much time online in recent months or years (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?) it may be easy to feel a little sour about the state of the world. The truth is, none of us are equipped for constant updates about the difficulties all over the planet, although being informed is of course a virtue.

That being said, if you’re not careful, it’s very easy to believe that you should just stay close to home.  Don’t let negative media reports discourage you, there are many wonderful and exotic locations out there, dripping with wonderful history and scenic beauty. For this reason, restoring your sense of wonder and adventure can be not only a fun travel opportunity, but also a means of shaking off that perceptual sludge and finding real insight into diverse cultures.

Let’s consider, then, how to restore that sense of magic and wonder (of which there’s an incredible amount out there). Without further ado, let’s begin:

Head To The Most Bountiful Areas Of The World

Galapogos Islands, Deposit Photos

View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

Most people would agree, this world has some unbelievable areas to visit. The Galapagos Islands are an amazing spot if you want to see some of the most impressive wildlife and fauna out there. A Galapagos tour through these islands lets you get up close with unique species found nowhere else on Earth. You can see giant tortoises, marine iguanas and more, just living freely in these untouched spaces. It’s a place that makes you appreciate the incredible beauty and variety of life on our planet, which can be easy to forget if you’ve been living in an urban/suburban environment for a while.

Visit Architectural Icons

Machu Piccu, Pixabay

If you want to go from natural beauty to mind-blowing human achievement, check out some of the most impressive manmade structures in the world. Ancient ruins like Angkor Wat, the stunningly tall skyscrapers of Dubai, the amazing stonework of Machu Picchu – these places showcase human skill and hard work on a massive scale. Seeing architectural wonders in person is guaranteed to blow your mind and make you feel a sense of awe about the achievements of history..

Go For Those Picturesque, One-In-A-Lifetime Natural Spots

Grand Canyon View, Pixabay

Nature has some truly epic sights that somehow make you feel tiny while filling you with wonder at the same time. It’s the time of feeling that makes you reassess everything. You can try to spot the magical northern lights across the Arctic Circle or experience the incredibly forceful rushing waters of Victoria Falls. Hiking through desert landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend reveals beautiful rock formations so mind-bending they seem fake. Moreover, seeing these places in person is so much more than what you might see in a documentary or online, because you can only really appreciate the incredible variance of nature and geology if you get out there and connect to it. If you’re looking to feel a little less cynical in life, this can be an amazing place to start.

With this advice, you’ll be certain to restore your sense of wonder through amazing travel. Just give yourself the time to have that fun.


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