The Out of Sight Transformation

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The Out of Sight Transformation

Travel has always been associated with relaxation and enjoyment. People travel to explore new or revisit favorite places. The idea that travel could also be a conduit for self growth and awareness,as discussed in the article Transformative Travel,is a very new concept but old tradition. Various religious groups send people across the world as missionaries. Missionary work was identified as a group involvement. everyone on the mission fulfilled the same purpose. Transformative travel is a combination of mission work and travel of leisure except it is based on an individual's personal goal.
Susan Ross,the author of the article Transformative Travel, assembles the transformative traveler into six distinct categories. The categories are pilgrims (traditional and goddess), mystic travelers, diaspora sojourners,individuals who initiates participating in travel as a rite of passage, secular travelers seeking healing and personal growth, and learners intending to gain consciousness through knowledge. Susan Ross states " Transformative travel ...
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