Issue #2 - Choose Your Adventure
Let’s Make Travel a Force for Good
Quote of the Week
“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn
Where in the World Are We?
Hint: This culture-rich country has its own 13-month calendar. Read on for the answer…
Dear Mindful Travellers:
Welcome to our weekly newsletter, The Postcard Digest #2.
This week, we challenge you to choose an adventure. From the Galápagos and Croatia to Kannauj, India, you’ll find plenty of inspiration from our boutique travel partners, as well as digital postcards to collect for your mindful travel wish list.
We’ll also journey along the Pashmina Trail in our featured Podcast with Shoba George of The Extra Mile. Plus we share a fascinating Ted Talk: Could fungi save humanity?
Wondering how to be a more Mindful Traveller? We’ll share tips from a top travel blogger on how to make your travel moments count, as well as hacks on how to sleep on a long flight.
Read on for more inspiration.
Editor, Postcard Travel Club
Explore the Galápagos with Responsible Travel
Follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps and experience a transformative journey through Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands with Responsible Travel’s tailor-made trips.
Can’t commit right now? Collect digital postcards of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands with Responsible Travel. Choose from The Mystical Floreana Island, with its sea lions, marine iguanas and penguins; read about Cuenca’s Staggering Beauty in the Heart of the Andes; or discover Mindo, The Hummingbird and Butterfly-Filled Cloud Forest.
Explore Croatia with AndAdventure
Discover Croatia’s hidden treasures on a journey through the heart of Dalmatia. From lesser-known cultural gems to breathtaking national parks, you’ll explore Croatia’s authentic side, guided by locals who will share their stories and take you off the beaten track for an unforgettable experience.
Kickstart your trip by collecting digital postcards from Dalmatia, Croatia with AndAdventure: Discover the secrets of the Pearl of the Adriatic and read about the humble and hard-working people of Dalmatia.
The Postcard Travel Show
Join us on this captivating episode of the Mindful Travel Podcast with Shoba George, the inspiring founder of The Extra Mile. Shoba shares her contagious passion for mindful travel and takes us on an immersive journey into the heart and soul of Ladakh, India. Discover little-known stories about The Pashmina Trail, the vibrant Indigenous communities and traditional Ladakhi gastronomy.
Could Fungi Save Humanity?
In this fascinating TED Talk on the wonders of fungi, mycologist David Andrew Quist unveils the remarkable wisdom hidden within these masters of invention and resilience. Exploring their biointelligence, collaborative nature and regenerative abilities, he reveals how these ancient organisms offer fresh perspectives on complex problems. Could they hold the key to humanity's survival on Earth?
Boutique Stays: Courtyard Suite - 24 MG Road
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of fragrances at 24 MG Road, a 120-year-old haveli turned perfumery in the ancient city of Kannauj, India. The Courtyard Suite, nestled within this historic space, offers a luxurious and immersive experience, with a private library and a wine cellar. In the serene courtyard, guests can create their own signature scent surrounded by the rich traditions of perfume-making dating back centuries.
Collect your favorite postcards from 24 MG Road in India: Imagine flower plucking in sweet-scented gardens, read about the fragrance and flavour-pairing dining experience or learn about the history of rose perfume and rose water distillation in Kannauj.
How to Be a Mindful Traveller
Wondering how you can travel more mindfully? Enrich your travel experiences and make the most of every moment with these 10 Tips for Mindful Travel by Lucile Hernandez Rodriguez on Wander-Lush. The first tip is simple but powerful and can be applied to all our life experiences.
Top Tips for Sleeping on a Plane
You, too, can be one of those lucky travellers who arrives refreshed and ready to go after snoozing on your flight. Author Beth Rush offers 5 Hacks for Actually Sleeping on a Plane. All it takes is some careful planning. Hint: Packing some simple supplies in your carry-on bag will help send you off to Slumberland.
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Where in the World Are We?
We’re in Ethiopia with Chris Kinoti from African Oasis Safaris!
Collect your favourite Postcard stories from African Oasis Safaris at Postcard Travel.
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