Category Archive for "Travel Tips"


Finding Inner Peace in Kyoto’s Temples

A temple is a place for prayer and reflection, making it a perfect place for finding your inner peace.  The Japanese city of Kyoto is home to thousands of Buddhist and Shinto temples, and you don’t have to be religious…

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A Little Bit Of Tibet In South India

Nestled amongst the lush green rice paddies of South India sits the Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet.  Less well known than Dharamsala, Bylakuppe is an equally stunning haven of Tibetan spirituality.  Visit this little…

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Four Zen Proverbs For Transportation Hijinks

One of the most frustrating parts of travelling is the actual travel part, the purgatory section of time when you’re heading from Point A to Point B.  Not only is there the endless hassle of tickets, luggage, and security, but…

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5 Weird and Wonderful Travel Gadgets

We’ve all seen a few odd gadgets being sold online and at the airport and wondered, “Who the heck needs that?”  But believe it or not, there are actually a handful of those wacky gadgets that can be useful, and…

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Airport Zen: 5 Best Free Airport Apps

When you’re going on a trip, you want to focus on your destination—not on the flights.  Make flying a little bit easier with these free, easy-to-use airport apps. TripIt You’ve got lots of emails about your upcoming trip: hotel reservations,…

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Airport Zen: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Cool at the Airport

Airports are notoriously stressful places.  Flight delays, long layovers, overpriced food, last-minute cancellations, lost luggage, screaming children, and rude airline staff are just some of the many stresses travelers have to deal with.  Nobody wants to start or end their…

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Airport Zen: 5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Many parents dread flying with their children, and it’s easy to understand why.  We’ve all seen the toddler racing through the crowded airport followed by his screaming mother, and the screeching baby on the plane with the smelly diaper.  But…

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Pack Up Your Practice – Why You Should Take Your Practice With You When You Travel

Going on a travel adventure doesn’t have to mean leaving your entire routine behind.  Whatever your practice may be, from yoga and meditation to running, sketching, or music, you should take whatever gives you Zen with you on your next…

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The Art of Traveling Light

Once you’ve laid everything out that you’re planning to take, we suggest taking half the stuff and twice the money. But seriously, travel light! There’s so many benefits to a smaller bag, pack or suitcase that many of us forget….

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4 Places in Vietnam You Simply Cannot Miss

Vietnam is one of those countries where you can linger for a long time and not quite scratch the surface. It’s abrasive; the cities are busy and beaming, there are numerous scams you need to be aware of, including restaurants,…

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