"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;" wrote Miriam Beard in Realism in Romantic Japan, "it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Travel as a spiritual practice can take the form clear intentions before your trip, considering ways to reduce the ecological impact of your travels, respecting cultures different from your own, taking time to reflect on what you see, thinking about how you can give back to the places you visit, noticing cues to prayer that you can incorporate into your life when you get home, and much more. Each practice helps etch into your daily way of being any positive changes that your travels inspire.
In this topic, we have gathered articles, books, e-courses, and spiritual practices to help you not only get the most out of your travels but also to be a more thoughtful guest. Then your travels can be what American actress and novelist Ilka Chase called "a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection."