While St. Ignatius made 30-day retreats commonplace, members of nearly every religion value spiritual retreats. They are the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily grind and reflect on life, meditate in preparation for a new season of life, break a troublesome habit or
Gone are the days of gluttonous cruises, where the buffets were plentiful and the most activity you got was getting up from your sun chair to change outfits for cocktail hour. These days, cruise-goers are looking for a different experience, one that refreshes them in mind, body and spirit.
Wellness cruises are rapidly growing in popularity amongst fitness enthusiasts, yogis, spa-lovers and those who just want to feel good and increase their good health. No matter what your wellness-related pleasure, there's a cruise (or a cruise amenity) for it:
'My husband and I are far from religious ... but it's a place you can go look at things to be grateful for what you are," said Capitani, who has since switched jobs and is now a consumer advocate. 'That's probably where I was more reflective than any other place in my life.'
Much as we in the Western world take time off our usual work to be with our friends and family, people in Bali often take time out of their day to honour locally recognized gods and deities. These events are a great way to get insight into the minds and motivations of the Balinese people … simply
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