Travelling can be a great opportunity for meeting new people and expanding your horizons. However, apart from that, travelling can be a very mindful experience too. People also travel when they want to cleanse their soul and reconnect with nature. If you live in the US or plan on visiting, these are some of the best mindful destinations you can visit within the US.
Explore the Grand Canyon
Travelling to a place such as the Grand Canyon is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience that you shouldn’t miss out on. All of your daily problems will seem so tiny and irrelevant once you stand in front of the majestic canyon. Your worries will all of a sudden seem so trivial. Anyone who’s ever visited this natural beauty has experienced that feeling. This place just seems to have a very strong and impactful effect on people. If you want to go on a truly mindful trip, bring your friends or family members and visit the Grand Canyon together.
Conquer the Pikes Peak in Colorado
Sometimes, life will bring you down and make you feel powerless and like you’re not amounting to your full potential. Conquering a new challenge can make you gain back the strength that you need to face your daily problems and obstacles coming your way. One place that can definitely bring back your self-confidence and put you back on your feet is Pike Peaks in Colorado. This highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains is a breathtakingly beautiful spot for all those who want to reconnect with nature and test their limits through building new levels of resilience. Pike Peaks will make you feel unbeatable.
Drive the Hana Highway in Hawaii
Long car rides with the windows down and some fresh air can be so relaxing. Even better is if you go for a ride along the Hana Highway in Hawaii. Not only is this one of the many things you have to check off your bucket list when going to Hawaii, but it’s also very therapeutic and can help you relieve a lot of piled up stress. The stunning scenery, the waterfalls, and a picturesque view of the nature around you will simply leave you breathless. This ride can take up to two hours, so make sure you enjoy every second of it. Appreciate the view and listen to some good music that relaxes you.
Catch a Glimpse of the Northern Lights
If you were to pick at least one mindful destination, that should definitely be this one. The appearance of the Northern Lights might actually be the most breath-taking natural phenomena that you should definitely not miss seeing in your lifetime. Those who have had a chance to see this magnificent beauty in person say that their whole perspective is shifted by this unique kind of an experience. One of the best places you can visit for a stunning view of these lights in the US is Alaska.
Hike along the Appalachian Trail
Are you in a bad mood? Then, you’re in need of endorphin boost and what better way is there to boost one’s mood than to go for some fresh air in the mountains. The Appalachian Trail offers a great deal of possibilities for those who enjoy the magical forests and beautiful mountain views. This place is great both for the healing of the body and the mind. Here, you can go on a long hike with your family or take a few mountain bicycles and go for a turbulent ride with your friends. It is a truly refreshing experience and it will help you get back in touch with nature.
Go See an Active Volcano
There’s a reason why Hawaii is such a popular destination and is making an appearance on this list twice. The Big Island has been attracting visitors from all over the world. The last time it erupted was in 2018. Does that make it the most relaxing vacation spot? Not really. However, the experience of witnessing such a majestic natural phenomena can leave you with an intense impact, both emotional and physical. You can go on an organised and safe tour with a trained guide who will walk you around the island and tell you all you need to know about it.
Stand amongst the Redwoods
Maybe you’ve already heard that hugging trees can be a great therapeutic practice. Why is it like that? Well, there’s a good reason why it helps. Just being in the presence of such nature-given giants can be an experience of a lifetime. These hundred year old redwood trees give off such a calming and therapeutic energy. You won’t be able to not feel it in the air. While standing amongst these beautiful giants take a deep breath and let your lungs fill in with the refreshing earthy aroma. Then, slowly exhale. This experience will help you heal both physically and mentally. You can go for a walk or have a picnic with friends in one of the most beautiful California national parks.
Seek Energy Vortexes in Sedona
This deeply spiritual destination is a great choice for those who enjoy energetic hiking. Sedona is very popular for its unique red rock formations and energy vortexes. These vortexes are swirling centres of energy radiating straight from the earth. Some of the best energy vortexes are Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon. This is where people come to meditate or simply sit alone with their thoughts while reconnecting with Mother Earth. It’s a perfect spot for you to cleanse your aura and charge your energy. After a calming session, you can head towards the town and get some new crystals for your collection.
Go on an Adventure in a Hot Air Balloon
If your soul yearns for an adventure of a lifetime, then you have to go to Santee and ride over it in a flying balloon. It might sound silly, but there is something scary yet also breathtakingly beautiful about standing in the basket of a hot air balloon so high up in the sky and observing the large Rio Grande Gorge and spotting wild animals far away beneath your feet. Not only is this experience freeing, but it will also make you forget about all your worries and troubles. This is a perfect opportunity for those who enjoy the thrill of an adventure and want to try something new and never experienced before.
All in all, there are so many absolutely splendid and breathtaking spots in the US you should visit when you get a chance for a good spiritual cleanse and emotional charging. There is a little something for those who enjoy peaceful travelling as well something who enjoy the thrill and adventures