*see previous posts * 5 travel trends to look for in 2018:
Transformational travel (or TT) is any travel experience that empowers people to make meaningful, lasting changes in their life.
There are often 3 critical parts of a truly life-altering adventure:
1. Traveling with intention, openness, and mindfulness *
2. Engaging in challenging physical and/or cultural experiences
3. Taking time for personal reflection & meaning-making *
Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people.
It’s a vacation that combines travel and volunteer work. For example, organizations like rei.com create trips for volunteers to work alongside expedition leaders and local park rangers, gaining extensive insight into regional culture and geography while simultaneously helping to protect the planet. *
Extreme trips are designed for the adventurous type of traveler. From camping on one of the world’s highest peak, Mount Thor, or vacationing in the Lut Desert, in Iran, one of the hottest places on earth. Temperatures soar as high as 158 degrees F. >
Multigenerational Vacations include entire families, mother, father children, grand parents, cousins. The challenge, is creating the perfect experience that each person will enjoy on the trip.
A River cruise is a voyage along inland waterways, often stopping at multiple ports along the way. Cambodia River cruises are becoming increasingly popular. Travelers are able to experience Cambodia with instructor lead tours, explore Oudong, a complex of temples, while enjoying other cultural experiences.