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Exploring in the Modern World

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | July 08, 2016

Exploring in the Modern World

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Recently, Juliet Kinsman of Mr. & Mrs. Smith wrote a story for the Independent on exploring in the modern world and how we define it these days. 

With globalization, finding new frontiers is not necessarily going to mean visiting remote lands.  

“The reality is, there's little left to discover in the world, which perhaps explains why there’s been a shift towards self-discovery and how trips make us feel. And while we think we’re more adventurous than ever, full-time connectivity often means everything is so optimized there’s a danger that our travels become predictable as we plan every moment and crowd-source advice,” writes Kinsman.

These days, exploration is more about rewarding experiences than going off the beaten path.

“People often ask me for practical packing tips, but far more important than a cashmere blanket or eye mask is to set off in the right state of mind and be open to altering your outlook,” she says.

For the explorer, look beyond the packaged travel options and to a sense of adventure and experiences that inspire mind, body and soul. Here’s how.


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