There are lots of great things happening in March—from Women’s History Month to St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate, we’re showing you some of our favorite places around the world for women to travel on their own, including great cities and relaxation destinations as well as how to have an amazing weekend in Dublin, Ireland. And with spring still a few weeks away, we’re still dreaming of warm-weather trips. If you’re looking for inspiration, our F1S insider Marisa tells us why Aruba is a great place for young families.
Erika Reategui and Fernando Gonzalez
Picture stepping outside of your hotel room to a view of which you only ever dreamed. You take in the surreal realization that you are standing atop a real mountain. As you feel the wind gently brush across your face, you contemplate the beauty of the scenery. All your senses engaged, you become aware of your own happiness and tranquillity. This moment, this feeling is what defines “mindfulness.”
As of late, mindfulness in travel has been piquing the interest of travel specialists and travel lovers alike. Our CEO, Fernando Gonzalez, attended a recent round table conference and mindfulness was a topic of conversation. Mindful travel is all about being present, with all our senses in tune, and enjoying each moment to the fullest possible extent.
Why do you travel? For us, it’s not just about the destination. It’s about discovering ourselves while exploring the world and allowing ourselves to apply meaning to places by intimately connecting with them. We focus on the moment.
You may be thinking “this is easier said than done.” Here are a few suggestions to make your next travel experience, whether it be for business, leisure or exploration, a mindful one.
Whether you are traveling for business or enjoying a well-deserved vacation, appreciate your surroundings and step away from the hustle and bustle. Wherever you are, whatever the purpose of your trip, you will be consciously striving to find happy and peaceful moments, which is key for improving your life through luxurious, yet mindful, travel.
On the cover, our Leah Winck appreciating a relaxing moment in the Maldives. And on this page, Miriam Guillen takes in the beauty of the archeological site of Machu Picchu
Story by Liss Marie Mendez