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Mindful Travel: from Picnic Hacks to Camel Washing

Me & my shadow (photo by Tui Snider)
Me & my shadow (photo by Tui Snider)


Welcome to Mindful Travel: Even Home is a Travel Destination

This Blog Carnival is a round-up of posts and articles celebrating mindful travel. Read on as travelers share what’s interesting about their hometown, as well as offer tips for cultivating the best travel mindset, because even home is a travel destination!

Backyard Travel: Picnics, Camping & Local Sights

Gadi and Tun presents Photo of the week: Camel wash in Akko posted at Being In Awe – dreaming and traveling together saying,

“We’ve caught this scene while walking on the streets of Akko, Israel. Akko is a very beautiful old city on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Israel. But we will write more about this in our later posts. Here we just wanted to share this unusual sight of “camel-wash” in the middle of the street.”

Zhu presents More Candids in Ottawa posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying,

“It’s sum­mer here in Ottawa (finally!) and every­body is out enjoy­ing the nice weather.”

Kevin Giffin presents 6 Tips for Having a Great Camping Trip With Your Family posted at Summer Nanny, saying,

“With the right planning and attitude, you can have a fantastic camping trip with your family that makes for a wonderful vacation and a chance to get out and see the world.”

Michelle Brown presents The Best Summer Picnic Hacks of All Time posted at Nanny Net, saying,

“These hacks can help you plan the most efficient and effective picnic, even if you don’t have an entire day to plan and pack the gear.”

Mindful Travel: Solo Travel Safety, Zen & the Travel Mindset

Curt Pesmen (@Rewire_Me on Twitter) presents Can Zen Help Beat Travel Stress? posted at Rewire Me, saying,

“Can it actually happen? Can Zen help beat travel stress, particularly in the airport security area? If so, how? And how do we get there?”

Leo Babauta (@zen_habits on Twitter) presents Travel Lessons with My Family posted at Zen Habits, saying,

“For me, the traveling lightly philosophy isn’t just in what you pack (though that’s a good part of it), but in how you approach travel. Here are some lessons learned.”

Mindful Travel Network (@mindfulnetwork on Twitter) presents Safety Tips When Traveling Alone posted at Mindful Living Network, saying,

“Traveling solo, especially in foreign countries, might be intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to be. If you take Mindful steps to protect yourself and stay on guard you’ll soon find yourself relaxing and growing from the experience.”

Andrew (@bytefulcom on Twitter) presents Top 7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Travel, Ever posted at Byteful Travel, saying,

“Having been writing articles focused on travel for a while (and gone on many adventures), I feel it’s my responsibility to you, my savvy reader, to tell you something that I’m sure you’ve needed to hear for a while now. That’s right, today I’d like to share with you the Top 7 reasons why you should NOT travel… ever.”

Sara Rodriguez (@MindfulTravel_ on Twitter) presents Best Tips for a Pleasant and Comfortable Flight posted at Mindful Travel by Sara, saying,

“We love to discover faraway countries but, how can we avoid an uncomfortable flight and spend the journey without overwhelm ourselves inside the plane?”

How to Share Your Posts in the Next Edition:

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Mindful Travel using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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  1. I don’t even remember submitting to this. I guess this carnival was in limbo for a while?

    But thank you so much for including me :)

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Yeah, Andrew – It was really weird! Blog Carnival suddenly barfed up a whole bunch of submissions to me… They all came the same day, but had been sent as long as 2 years ago. I’m still scratching my head over it, but it gave me the idea of dividing up the submissions and having carnivals with different travel themes. I love your post, btw. :)

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