"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." While Henry Miller mused over the benefits of slow travel more than 50 years ago, his message is just as relevant today.
All over the world, people are changing the way they explore after realizing the myriad benefits of traveling mindfully — from connecting with locals to escaping the tourist trail and discovering ourselves amid the unknown. As a long-term traveler, I've experienced these moments countless times in my life.
Journeying across countries and into foreign territories while making films for Matter Studio, I've met thoughtful people who've offered priceless advice on how we can approach the world more mindfully.
I've jotted down their tips to pull together this list; may it guide those of you looking to find more meaning on your next trip.