#6. TRAVEL ESCAPES
Tourism, Vacations, Adventure

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

– Augustine of Hippo

Humans are explorers and conquerors, it seems hard-wired into who we are.

When asked what they’ll do during retirement, the most common answer is, “I want to travel.”

The world has never been more accessible and connected, affordable and open, but geo-freedom escapes can quickly become an obsession. Many live with one eye focused on their next holiday, unable to be fully present in the now.

What about you? Do your travel adventures feed you or bleed you? Are some positive and others negative? Do your adventures fuel your life or simply serve as a bail out form your suffering?

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Think about your life in the past year and your geo-freedom escapes. Did your adventures add to your life or simply create an excuse not to fully live it?

TIP: many people get hung-up on once-in-a-lifetime trips like Mt. Kilimanjaro—and that’s great. But most people also overlook easy geo-escapes that they could add to their life almost immediately.


IN YOUR JOURNAL

#1. Positive escapes (past year).

#2. Negative escapes (if any).

#3. How do you want to show up in the world? (next year)


TIME KEEPER
5-Minutes to write
3-Min/person to share
Optional questions after each share
Everyone shares one takeaways after everyone has shared
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
GESTALT |
Speak from experience only, use “I” statements instead of “you.” Speak in past tense. Avoid the “should, would, or could.” Avoid generalities, be specific.

CONFIDENTIALITY |
What happens and what is shared in EO Forum stays in EO Forum.

PHONES OFF |
Turn off your phone during sessions.

NO SPECTATORS |
Participation is mandatory, no “flies on the wall.”

OPEN UP |
For best results, embrace honestly and vulnerability.