Anna Schabold: Breathe into the journey of change.

Anna Schabold: Breathe into the journey of change.

The one thing all of us have in common is a desire for health and happiness. But, obtaining it is the hard part especially when the guidance of society leads us astray. So, we have to learn from our experiences, which creates struggle along the way. Is there a way to make these transformations easier? 

We interviewed Anna Schabold, a Chicago based yoga instructor who will be joining us on our Finland & Forrest Yoga Adventure, to find out how her life’s path guided her to Forrest Yoga and how .....

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What the heck is "sisu"?

What the heck is "sisu"?

My imagination carried me to visions of polar bears flying through the air, when a friend in Finland shared with me via Messenger the concept of Polar Bear Pitching. I had just said to him, "I signed up for our local Polar Plunge in Chicago!" An annual event in March that requires jumping in Lake Michigan to raise funds for the Special Olympics. I'm feeling fairly confident to plunge since, on a recent visit to Finland, I did just that. Jump in the Baltic Sea after a sauna.....

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What about safety in Colombia?

What about safety in Colombia?

Anywhere you travel in the world, when it comes to safety, each person's comfort zone will be different. But, it's important for everyone to be a smart traveler. Our upcoming trip to Colombia has certainly raised eyebrows and questions, "Is Colombia safe? What precautions do I need to take? And, why are thousands of tourists flocking there each year?" Read to discover a few common sense safety tips when traveling to Colombia, as well as around the world.
 

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Why is my rain jacket no longer water resistant?

Growing up in Seattle, I learned to enjoy the rain. Rain actually makes me happy. But, recently on our hiking trip in Valbona Valley National Park, Albania, we were met with several days of rain and thunderstorms. After five hours of hiking joyfully in the rain one day, I learned my rain jacket was no longer waterproof anymore. I was soaked through. How did this happen? 

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Is trip insurance worth it?

As we take leaps together from North America to South America, Asia and Africa, unexpected events are things we can certainly enjoy. From getting lost in the alleys of Venice, Italy, to roadside car repairs in Morocco, these unplanned events lead to off-the-beaten-path experiences and memorable travel stories to share. But, will I need medical coverage for the Alps? If there is a trip interruption, will I be able to cancel or reschedule my flight? Is trip insurance worth it?

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What is a sleep sack?

Travel and meeting the real world can be exhilarating. And for some, uncomfortable at the same time.

Stepping off-the-beaten-path means visiting places that may not fit a standard hotel star rating system. So, what do you do to prepare yourself for the unexpected when your local guest house, mountain refuge or camp site under the stars pushes you too far out of your comfort zone?
 

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What about the pack mule?

Excerpt from NEWSLETTER: Issue 2, November 2015

Many questions are asked from travelers about what to expect before, during and after a trip. From simple packing lists, to personal safety, or the welfare of animals in tourism. The answers discovered are valuable because, travel at times, pushes us out of our comfort zone. And, answers comfort us. 

This newsletter features these questions, to create better travel experiences, as we explore the world.

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Why slow travel?

Excerpt from NEWSLETTER: Issue 1, October 2015

Many questions are asked from travelers about what to expect before, during and after a trip. From simple packing lists, to personal safety, or the welfare of animals in tourism. The answers discovered are valuable because, travel at times, pushes us out of our comfort zone. And, answers comfort us. 

This newsletter features these questions, to create better travel experiences, as we explore the world.

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