Discover Yourself And Escape The Crowds - Travel Bucket List For 2020
Don’t just travel. Make it a deeply spiritual journey at these dreamy destinations.
As modern-day travelers, we can’t help but find ways to make the most out of our getaways. With ever-increasing living expenses, travelling becomes an expensive privilege for many people, but it doesn’t negate the fact that it is a necessary form of personal investment. These experiences allow us to examine ourselves and help us grow.
Hence, this explains the increase in demand for spiritual travel where one can embark on an eye-opening journey of self-discovery, and most importantly away from tourist hordes. With that, we’ve outlined a list of travel destinations and itineraries to fulfil your long-awaited spiritual journey and make your 2020 a meaningful one.
A Pristine Wonder: Japan’s Kumano Kodō Pilgrimage
Looking like a shot straight out of a movie scene, the Kumano Kodō has all the attributes of a scenic painting: mist, shrines, waterfall and acres of lush forest. It is a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that crisscross the Kii Hantō, the largest peninsula of Japan. These pilgrimage routes date back to more than a millenium are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage.
The mountainous region is considered the holy ground of Japan, making it an integral part of centuries of pilgrimage process that includes worship and purification.
The sacred Kumano Kodō is great to walk year-round, offering a unique cultural landscape of Kumano’s spiritual countryside while immersing into more than a thousand years of Buddhist history.
Satiate your inner wanderlust at Kumano Kodō with Walk Japan.
Explore the Unexplored: A Hidden Gem in Ubud, Bali
Bali is known as the perfect getaway for couples, and for good reason. With a tranquil and relaxing environment, Ubud, Bali makes a great destination for bonding and self-reflection.
If you are looking to escape the humdrum of daily life with 24 hours spent in total solitude within a uniquely styled tent with someone special, then Capella Curates by Ubud’s ‘Confined to Quarters’ is your calling.
Committed to maintaining excellence in the craft of hospitality, Capella Curates is launched by Capella Hotels & Resorts, offering exclusive adventures which incorporate interesting characters, whimsical traditions, and the opportunity to hone unexplored skills.
Here, guests will get to start the day with a traditional Balinese blessing ritual and yoga session that helps them reconnect their senses and refocus their minds. The solitude guarantees a restful night’s sleep to prepare you for the following sunrise purification ritual at the property’s Wos River Temple, a profoundly spiritual process designed to leave a lasting feeling of calmness and positivity.
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Visit The Happiest Kingdom in the World: Bhutan
Due to their respect and appreciation of nature, Bhutan is one of the last true unspoilt countries on earth. Scott Dunn’s itineraries to Bhutan captures the pure energy and spirituality of this Himalayan Kingdom, taking you to a journey of discovering awe-inspiring sights from lush-green rice paddies alongside fast-flowing glacial rivers to the endless forested-mountains and the snow-capped peaks beyond.
‘A Week in Bhutan’ introduces the spiritual and cultural highlights, from experiencing the fascinating capital of Thimphu, home to Bhutan’s national animal in the Takin Preserve, to trekking towards Taktsang Goemba or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro. All itineraries in Bhutan are escorted by a driver and specialist guide.
A trip to Bhutan ensures a remarkable vacation with a first-hand, intimate look into the secrets of this extraordinary country.
For more information: Scott Dunn’s Bhutan Itinerary