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April 2021

Ukraine travel notes that may inspire you

2021-04-10T12:22:21+00:00

I lived in Ukraine for a year. This experience has given me a different perspective, so I’ve decided to write down my thoughts on this trip today. No matter how life treats you, shifting the perspective makes all the difference. Matthew Hussey once said, “Everyone’s life is painful. You are not alone.” Indeed, we are only human beings, and pain is inevitable in life, but suffering is optional. Moreover, what might appear as a storm to one individual can seem a blessing to another person. Living in Ukraine, I’ve met some new friends who have given me new perspectives in life. [...]

Ukraine travel notes that may inspire you2021-04-10T12:22:21+00:00

My very interesting trip to Europe

2021-04-07T09:21:36+00:00

After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, I decided to travel alone and discover another version of myself. I went to Europe and stayed there for six months. Here are my findings and learning. The choice is mine; my life is my own. Before I left for Europe, I wasn’t in the ideal state – I just ended a highly stressful relationship; I was looking to change my career; I desperately needed a break from the reality. Well, when I married my partner in 2011, I was young and still trying to figure out myself. My partner was also young, and [...]

My very interesting trip to Europe2021-04-07T09:21:36+00:00

European tourism: How to actually enjoy life

2021-04-03T10:39:18+00:00

A European travel agent once said, “The most common regret shared by people nearing death is ‘I wish that I had let myself be happier’. Actually, many senior citizens in their 70s and 80s are travelling to Europe because they don’t want to have that regret. Of course, it’s never too late to enjoy life, but in my view, people probably should travel when they are young – when they are more energetic, because when people enjoy life earlier, they can always savor those beautiful experiences for the rest of their lives – they actually benefit from those experiences for a [...]

European tourism: How to actually enjoy life2021-04-03T10:39:18+00:00

March 2021

International Travel: Live a remarkable life

2021-03-30T10:45:21+00:00

All regrets are mistakes, but not all mistakes are regrets. By that I mean only when you judge yourself for making a mistake can a mistake become a regret. Bronnie Ware (author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying) once said, “I know a lady who wanted to travel internationally, but her husband didn’t allow her to do it. After her husband had been sent to a nursing home, she started to travel in her 80s alone. Yet a few weeks later, she was sent to a nursing home as well due to her illness. Not living her life on [...]

International Travel: Live a remarkable life2021-03-30T10:45:21+00:00

Visiting Austria: a medical retreat

2021-03-22T12:54:12+00:00

Medical retreats are different from casual retreats such as meditation retreats and spiritual retreats. More specifically, a medical retreat is where you do a thorough medical check and receive treatments. Meanwhile, you have a relaxing time at a resort. In this article, I’d like to introduce Lanserhof, a health center in Europe. Next time you go to Austria, you may consider investing in your health and wellbeing there. This is a spa where affluent people go to detox. Because a medical retreat requires medical staff, advanced facilities and a stricter diet, it is much more expensive than a standard retreat. Therefore, [...]

Visiting Austria: a medical retreat2021-03-22T12:54:12+00:00

Traveling overseas: Why feeling good is your job

2021-03-14T10:51:13+00:00

Many people see international travel as a type of escapism – they leave their usual environment and experience something totally different so that they can forget about their concerns for a while. In fact, no matter what you do and where you go, feeling good is your job, so please don’t rely on external things to make you happy. Nobody / nothing can disappoint you if you don’t rely on external factors in order to feel happy. You can only be disappointed if you have expectations. Maybe you expect other people to make you happy. Perhaps you expect external things to [...]

Traveling overseas: Why feeling good is your job2021-03-14T10:51:13+00:00

Musings on international travel and how to make 2021 your year

2021-03-13T14:08:11+00:00

Anna Bey recently said on her podcast, “Every time I travel somewhere, my life would change. For example, when I went to Italy, my life changed; when I went to the UK, my life changed….” Further analysis shows that when people travel overseas, they become more curious, thereby being more aware of new opportunities. Also, going to a different place helps you meet new people that you normally wouldn’t meet if you follow your old routine. The unexpected benefits of international travel: First, going to a foreign country expands your outlook. I know reading a book also expands your outlook, but [...]

Musings on international travel and how to make 2021 your year2021-03-13T14:08:11+00:00

How to create highlights in 2021: My thoughts on work, life and international travel

2021-03-06T15:29:35+00:00

Did we cancel 2020 because of the pandemic? Well, it’s time to rethink 2020 and make plans for 2021. As I’m writing this article at my desk, today is 31st December, 2020. Actually, in less than one hour, we will enter the new year, so let’s discuss how to create highlights in 2021! Very exciting! No, 2020 wasn’t cancelled by the pandemic. On my computer, there is a folder called “Treat Life Seriously” in which I keep documents and photos about interesting things that I’ve done, e.g., international trips, concerts, and so forth. Yes, I did many fantastic things over so [...]

How to create highlights in 2021: My thoughts on work, life and international travel2021-03-06T15:29:35+00:00

International tourism thoughts: How to start 2021 in the right way

2021-03-01T12:29:44+00:00

We all know that 2020 was a strange year and I guess 2021 will still be confusing. In order to help everyone to feel better, achieve more and become happier, I’d like to discuss how to start the new year in the right way right now. 😊 2020 reflections: Because of the pandemic, international tourism was paused earlier this year (2020). The good news is in December 2020, scientists in several countries discovered some vaccines for COVID-19. That means when people are able to get the vaccine globally, international tourism will continue. COVID has changed many people’s plans in a dramatic [...]

International tourism thoughts: How to start 2021 in the right way2021-03-01T12:29:44+00:00

February 2021

Fascinating New Year’s Resolutions from Our International Travel Team

2021-02-26T13:35:27+00:00

“New Year, New You” sounds like a cliché because it’s everywhere on Instagram this month. Our international travel team shared everyone’s New Year’s resolutions with each other on social media, so I think it’s a good idea to collect some fascinating ideas here. Enjoy! Unusual New Year’s resolutions: Most New Year’s resolutions are common sense – stop eating junk food, start doing exercise, etc. Our team members have some unusual New Year’s resolutions to share with you:     1) Sit less; move more. Dr. Christiane Northrup famously said, “Sitting is the new smoking”. This is absolutely true. Having a sedentary [...]

Fascinating New Year’s Resolutions from Our International Travel Team2021-02-26T13:35:27+00:00
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