How traveling affects your mind? How does it feel to travel full-time? These blog posts deal with the psychology of travel.
Besides a traveler and a former journalist, I’m also a clinical psychologist here in Finland. As I combine my interests, writing about the psychology of travel in my travel blog has felt like a natural choice for me.
I don’t just want to show different destinations. Pictures and descriptions are nice, but I want to offer you more depth. I want you to know what I’m feeling as I travel. I wrote most of these stories during my 2-year trip around the world.
The Psychology of Travel
The following texts deal with the psychology of travel. They are mainly based on my personal experiences, although I occasionally use other sources as well.
- 6 Things I Miss When I Travel (and 6 Things That Are Better Now)
- How Does It Feel to Be a Full-Time Traveler?
- How Does It Feel to Stop Traveling?
- How Preparing for Long-Term Travel Differs from Shorter Trips
- How to Prepare Your Mind for a Trip Around the World
- What Travel Teaches You About Life and Happiness
- Why I Took a Break from Traveling
Mindfulness and Meditation
Main article: Meditation for Travel
I have done daily meditation while traveling. The following blog posts deal with mindfulness and meditation from a secular and scientific perspective. I haveve written about the popular Vipassana Dhamma silent meditation retreats and popular mindfulness mobile apps Calm and Headspace.
Although this section of my blog has the least to do with traveling, I think that meditation and travel very often go hand in hand.
- An Atheist’s Review of 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat
- Calm App Review (One Year of Daily Use)
- Calm Vs Headspace – Which Mindfulness App is Better?
- How to Prepare for a Vipassana Meditation Retreat?
- Headspace Meditation App Review (One Year of Daily Use)
- The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness – The Headspace Book Review