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Issue #3 - Hit the Open Road!
Let's make travel a FORCE FOR GOOD!
Where in the World Are We?
Hint: It was the first country in the world to recognize the Rights of Nature.
Read on for the answer . . .
Quote of the Week
“The great home of the soul is the open road.”
D. H. Lawrence
Dear Mindful Travellers:
Welcome to our weekly newsletter, The Postcard Digest #3.
This week, we hit the open road for some cultural adventures. We’ll join Zenit Travel to explore the Andean Araucanía in southern Chile and learn about the deeply spiritual Mapuche people. We’ll also discover the most authentic way to hike Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track, connecting with local families along the way on a tour with Indigenous Kokoda Adventures.
Rewilding is sweeping the globe. Could this ambitious global movement save the planet and bring back species from the edge of extinction? Read all about it in this week’s conservation feature.
Feeling burned out? We’ll explore why Wellness Travel might be the perfect antidote. Best of all, the benefits can last long after you return from vacation. Plus we’ll look at ways to unwind and soothe your sore muscles after a long road trip.
So what are you waiting for? Hit the open road. Adventure is calling!
Editor, Postcard Travel Club
This Week’s Featured Partners
Explore Chile with Zenit Travel
Embark on a mindful journey to the Mapuche through the breathtaking Andean Araucanía in southern Chile. Active volcanoes, pristine forests and living ancestral cultures await. Along the way, you’ll discover the wisdom of the Mapuche people, their deep spirituality and their harmonious relationship with nature.
Collect your favourite postcards from Chile with Zenit Travel: Explore the Rucapillán Volcano, the “House of the Spirits”; learn about Zomo Ngen, a women's cooperative; and find out why the chucao tapaculo bird is important to the Mapuche people.
What’s the Most Authentic Way to Experience the Kokoda Track?
Indigenous Kokoda Adventures offers more than just a tour of Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track. This wholly Indigenous tour operator offers a transformational journey that connects you with local families, immersing you in the culture and history of the track. Not only will you take away lifelong memories of your adventures, you can also feel good knowing that the people in the local communities along the track benefit from every tour.
Rewilding Earth: What is it and Does it Work?
What if we just stepped out of the way and let nature do its thing? And what if this could restore ecosystems, combat climate change, benefit local communities and bring back species like the European lynx? That’s what the global rewilding movement aims to do.
But does it work?
Victoria Masterson, a Senior Writer at the World Economic Forum, discusses the challenges and successes of rewilding the Earth and explores some of the projects taking place around the world, from Britain and Italy to the US, Switzerland and Croatia.
Wellness Travel: What are the Perks?
Ever returned from a vacation feeling burned out? Wellness travel might be just what you need. Lauren Bedosky, from Everyday Health shares the benefits of taking a wellness vacation and explains how relaxing in a new destination and unplugging from everyday life can yield long-lasting results — from improved memory to stress relief. It’s a great way to make your vacation last long after you return home.
Simple Stretches for Road Trip Recovery
If you’ve clocked some long hours on the road, and your muscles start to ache, don’t worry. Eve Legato at Healthy Travel has some simple stretches that will have you feeling limber again in no time. We love that you can do these easily at a rest stop or even sitting in your car. Bonus: Stretch #3 is great after you’ve logged some long hours on your laptop, too!
Where in the World Are We?
This week, we’re in Ecuador! In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to recognize the Rights of Nature or Mother Earth, “Pachamama,” in its national constitution.
Collect your favourite Postcard stories from Ecuador at Postcard Travel.
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