Our Blogs

Travel With a Purpose

November 08, 2019 | Lois Farley

Travel With a Purpose is the new trend in travel that is changing the industry and bringing people together. Besides a holiday or a well-deserved rest, when was the last time you traveled and asked yourself why? Why that destination, why that route, why those activities on the road?

Traveling is representative of life. If you listen to your inner voice and follow your heart, you will find the places that speak out to you, that reach out and touch you, and which make you feel like you’re “home”. Find something meaningful to you that can motivate you to book a ticket and take that trip. There are so many ways you can travel with a purpose. The important thing is that it has purpose for YOU. If it’s enjoyable or brings meaning to you, it will be a good motivation to travel.

Here are just a few suggestions for Travel With a Purpose:
Take a food or wine tour. These will introduce you to the local cuisine and wine varieties and their connections with the country in a unique (and delicious) way. Cooking is a great way to learn about a different culture and their cuisine. Choose a half day, full day, or even a week long course to try your hand at the local foods of a country you are visiting. These programs also combine sightseeing and shopping at local markets for ingredients, so you get a full experience. I guarantee you’ll come home with a new appreciation for different dishes and wines, and probably a few recipes, too! We have a few sample itineraries of trips focusing on Food and Wine – take a look if you’re interested.
Sign up for a photography class. Many photography classes are taught as part of a tour, which not only show you how to take better photos, but also introduce you to an interesting destination. Some of the expedition cruises we offer have camera lending programs, allowing you to try out a top of the line camera without paying a cent.
Learn another language. Even if you can’t commit to a full semester, a week or two spent totally immersed in another culture can be an enriching experience.


Go on a yoga or spa retreat. Combine the health benefits of yoga and spa treatments with visits to stunning, scenic places and return home feeling relaxed but energized, all at the same time.
Travel into a favorite book, TV series or movie. Visiting the setting of one of your favorite books or series of books, TV show or movie can help bring the story alive.


What are your ideas to Travel With a Purpose? Bring them to us and let us personalize a program that will help you Create Your Best Days Ever!