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Start the New Year Feeling Refreshed

Whether 2018 was the best year of your life or you’re thrilled to be leaving it behind, it’s always a good idea to kick off the new year by making room for mindfulness and reflection. This can mean different things for each traveler, be it reconnecting with nature, leaving the stress behind with a spa treatment, or pushing yourself to try exhilarating new adventures. Set the tone for your most amazing year yet with these marvelously mindful travel ideas.


Delft, Netherlands

The Hague is well known as a bustling political and cultural metropolis of The Netherlands, but travelers searching for a moment of mindfulness may opt to stay in the nearby town of Delft, just a 20 minute ride from the city on the number 1 tram. With its quiet, neighborly environment, Delft fits the bill as a quintessential quaint Dutch town. What could be better than waking up to a morning stroll through the car-free town square and wandering along those historic canals?


Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona

An iconic park run by the Navajo Nation, Monument Valley is a must-see for those road-tripping across the American Southwest. Located along the Arizona/Utah border, the 17 mile stretch of road winds through some of the most striking rock formations in the United States, with several viewpoints marked along the way to take in the sweeping vistas that this otherworldly desert landscape has to offer.


La Fortuna, Costa Rica

With endless activities to choose from, it’s no wonder that adventure lovers are flocking to La Fortuna. From zip-lining through the lush Costa Rican rainforests, to kayaking past the Arenal volcano, La Fortuna is a natural haven for travelers seeking to disconnect. After checking items off of your bucket list, reflect and relax by soaking in one of La Fortuna’s volcanically heated hot springs.


Canggu, Bali

If you’re finding yourself in need of some luxurious me-time in the form of unbeatable spa treatments, the resort village of Canggu is the place to go. Balinese massage techniques focusing on acupressure, gentle stretches and aromatherapy remained a secret from the rest of the world until the 1930s, and have been admired and sought after ever since. A traditional flower bath is the perfect way to relax and say thank you to your body.


Lago Di Braies, Italy

Located high above sea level in the Italian Dolomites, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect place to recharge and restore peace of mind and body as the new year begins. The lake’s splendor can be enjoyed with a low-impact 2.5 mile hike around the perimeter or by floating along the surface in a rented rowboat.


Dublin, Ireland

Dublin may be known for its lively pub scene, but this historic city is also home to some of the greatest rejuvenation locations around. Just 7.5 miles outside of the city center lies the seaside suburb of Dún Laoghaire, where you’ll find a slower pace of living and gorgeous coastal views. Head back to the city to unwind at The Marker Hotel’s fabulously sleek spa, which boasts a luxurious infinity pool and eucalyptus-infused steam room.

In the latest episode of our podcast, author Meg Stafford joins her daughter on a high school project to Nepal and Bhutan researching happiness. It was a mother-daughter trip that pushed Meg outside of her comfort zone. She found herself avoiding avalanches while climbing to Annapurna basecamp and dodging paint at the Holi Festival in Kathmandu. It also gave her the opportunity to examine what it means for a parent to love and to let go. 🎧 Link in bio to listen! ...

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Istanbul`s beauty lies in its historic architecture, the Bosphorus Strait`s scenic charm, vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, rich cuisine, Sufi traditions, captivating sunsets, street art, and its unique blend of cultures as a crossroads of Europe and Asia.

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Sweeping mountain views of the Dolomites, beautiful wildflowers, and the most delicious dinner included with your stay at @hotel_dolomitenhof_u_altepost.

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In the latest episode of our podcast, Christine Winebrenner Irick, entrepreneur (@lotussojourns) and podcaster (@souloftravelpodcast) shares the story of her first big trip to Asia. In the midst of a period of rebirth, as her career and marriage were crumbling, Christine took inspiration from Alex Garland`s book, The Beach, and set off for Thailand with one good friend and no solid plans. What unfolded was a perspective-shifting experience that would, in Christine`s own words, "reveal who she would become." 🎧 Link in bio to listen!

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Is it too early to think about Fall? Daydreaming of autumn in Patagonia.

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A lovely town on the French Riviera, Menton is known for its beauty, mild weather, colorful buildings, and lemon production. Enjoy beaches, history, and a laid-back vibe.

Reel: @sofikulin

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Full-Time Travel`s sister brand, @kingdomgolf, invites you to a join special guests from the world of golf and entertainment, including Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sörenstam, for a luxury island experience. Play the incredible courses at Wexford and Palmetto Hall Golf and Country Club. ⛳️ Link in bio to reserve your spot at the 2023 Kingdom Cup on Thursday, September 21st thru Sunday, September 24th. ...

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One night in the desert inspires a corporate worker to follow her dream of becoming a travel journalist.

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Trip That Changed Me, travel journalist, podcaster, and entrepreneur Yulia Denisyuk (@insearchofperfect) shares the story of a career-altering trip to Morocco. It`s an ode to the power of looking for signs when you need confirmation you`re on the right track. If you`re harboring a dream but it never quite feels like the right time to make the leap, this episode is for you. 🎧 Link in bio to listen!

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Submerged beneath the ocean waves or inside a kaleidoscopic aquarium, these rare underwater restaurants serve meals alongside a cast of aquatic creatures. Book a table and enjoy a whole new spin on dinner and a show. ...

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Bike through the world`s largest salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Reel: @islayjoy

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Known for its stunning sand dunes that create a landscape resembling white sheets (lençóis in Portuguese), Lençóis Maranhenses is a unique national park located in the state of Maranhão, Brazil.

The park`s most iconic feature is the series of turquoise lagoons formed by rainwater that collects between the dunes. These lagoons are a stark contrast to the surrounding white sands and provide a refreshing oasis for visitors.

Reel: @melly_ba

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A travel entrepreneur rows 3,000 miles in 36 days, completely unsupported.

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Trip That Changed Me, travel entrepreneur, Jimmy Carroll (@jimmyalexandercarroll), shares his experiences of participating in the world’s toughest rowing race: the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

For 36 days, Jimmy and his three teammates rowed in alternating two-hour stints for 24 hours a day, through storms, sleep deprivation, and an unexpected attack from a 12-foot blue marlin. It was an experience that pushed them to the limit of their resilience but one that was also full of profound beauty and awe.

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