Get inspired to breathe, dream and go

photograph of pathway through the woods in Sikkim, India

Introducing the Travel That Changes You newsletter

BreatheDreamGo has always been about transformative travel. But now I am making that underlying value statement explicit with the launch of the Travel That Changes You e-newsletter. I will be featuring inspiring stories of real change by real travelers – and transformative travel tips by pros like Evelyn “Journeywoman” Hannon. Please sign up – the sign up box is in the right menu bar.  I want this new initiative to be an inspiration for people who want  want change in their lives, but don’t know where to start. By sharing stories, we can inspire each other – and also prepare each other for the ups and downs of change, travel … and life in general. So if you have a story of change or a travel experience that changed you please contact me to submit it and you could be highlighted in Travel That Changes You (with a link to your blog or website). The guidelines are below.

Future issues of the e-newsletter will feature:

  • Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD sharing their story of how travel transformed them from career-and-money-motivated suburbanites into globe-trotting experience lovers
  • A heart-felt essay from author Shelley Seale (The Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India) about how the children of India transformed her
  • An interview with Canadian writer Sylvia Fraser, whose book A Rope in The Water tells the incredible story of her spiritual transformation in India
  • Women explorers of the past such as: Dervla Murphy, who rode a bicycle from Dunkirk in France to Delhi, India in 1963, and wrote a ripping adventure book about her odyssey called Full Tilt
  • Jim McIntosh, a shoe maker from New Zealand, who traveled to Africa meet Hanna, the child he sponsors
  • AND transformative travel tips from well-seasoned experts like Evelyn “Journeywoman” Hannon and Janice “Solotraveler” Waugh.

Your stories of change and transformation

I know I am not the only one who was changed by travel. Many people are — and the trip doesn’t have to be as long as six months, as far away as the other side of the world or as transformative as finding a new life. You could change in a small but significant way by going to another town for the weekend. So please contribute your stories and inspire others to take a deep breath, connect with their dreams and go.

Guidelines: Send me:

  • – about 500 words (give or take 100),
  • – 1-3 photos (please size them to 550 pixels wide)
  • – a short bio with a link to your blog or website
  • – and one tip for others from what you learned

Send to Mariellen Ward at mariellen [@]  breathedreamgo . com

And sign up today!

photograph of pilgrims arriving, Kumbh Mela, India 2010

Arrival of the Pilgrims by Jean-Pierre Muller

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5 Responses to Get inspired to breathe, dream and go

  1. Dave and Deb January 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Looking forward to your newsletters and thank you for letting us be a part of one of your early issues. Congratulations on the big changes and I can’t wait to read everyone’s stories.

  2. Ellen March 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    What a great initiative! Many times I say to myself, for example when I stumble upon ignorance and short-sightedness: that person should go travel the world. It truly does change a person. Looking forward to reading your newsletter!

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  4. Tricia June 25, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    I love your blog it has inspired me to have the courage to go to India..

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