HEAling your inner child with travel

 When you are hurting and you seek healing for the soul, I would recommend that you try every avenue possible to find comfort and help. I can’t tell you the things a psychologist can, such as why you feel the way you do, but I can share with you some of the things that has helped me stay strong through some very trying times.

One thing about me is, I am always smiling. Smiling is the greatest of all masks but underneath this smile lies a lot of broken pieces that I’ve had to pick up and put back together. I feel like I possess a tremendous amount of internal strength and it’s something I’d like to share with the world in hopes that I can inspire others to be just as strong.

They say that how we react to issues in our adult life is a result of things we experienced as a child. If that is true, then we cannot be happy until we address our unwanted actions which can be anger, anxiety, sadness or fear. Whether you attempt to address it on your own or with a counselor, either way it’s something you should do and here is how you can use travel to help you heal.

 

  1. Take a trip to your home town. Visit all the places you used to visit as a child, the neighborhood you grew up in, the school you went to, the corner store you and your friends used to walk to or the park where you used to play with your friends. You may even still live where you grew up and if so, take a day to visit those places. Try to relive some of those happy memories you had as a child. Go to those places and have a heart to heart with your inner child.
  2. Take your inner child on a trip around the world! During these travels, it’s very important that you nurture yourself and care for yourself as if you are a child that are were responsible for. It’s important that you embrace these travels in a healthy way and stay away from toxic behaviors while healing. 
  3. There are many retreats around the world that offer spiritual healing. Sedona, Arizona and Thailand are known for having some of the best retreats that help tread depression, anxiety, anger and pain. Some of these places even specialize in inner child workings.
  4. Taking a trip itself can help you connect with your inner child. To be completely away from all responsibilities for a week or two can allow you to do childlike things. One of my favorite things to do is to go to a new place and rent a bike. I will ride that bike for 12 hours or more non stop, with my hair in the wind and not a care in the world.
  5. Maybe even a good old fashioned trip to Disney Land or a famous theme park can help you get in touch with your inner child to create more childlike memories. Take a long time friend from school with you so you can reminisce on the things you guys used to laugh about as children.

Which ever you choose to do, it’s important that you get away and spend some alone time with your inner child. Taking a trip can be the best time to do that! Go somewhere that is completely relaxing or somewhere where you can be a kid again, but remember in order for it to help you heal as an adult, it must be free from all things that are toxic. 

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Kira Lane

“The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness and fear.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Rome, Italy


Rome was a very high tourist area and they may say that Rome wasn’t built in a day but it definitely feels like you can walk the entire city all in one day. If you stay near the Colosseum, you will be within walking distance from almost all of the great attractions.

If you are an explorer, this is a great place for you! Learning the history of Rome and visiting the ancient ruins, the Colosseum, the famous fountains and all of the museums will fill your itinerary for days.

Some of the world’s iconic fragrances originate from Italy and everywhere you go in Rome, everyone smells so good! I also saw some of the best dressed people while I was in Rome so if you are in to fashion, this is the place to see it!

At night time, a lot of the buildings light up and some of them display holographic images on the buildings. It’s very beautiful and romantic during the evening.

My favorite part of Italy was walking through the small cobblestone roadways that wind in and around the buildings. There are a lot of outdoor restaurants outside of the buildings and along the cobblestone roadways. 

The transit system is very advanced in Italy, you can easily hop on a bus or train and travel through the city very easily so renting a car isn’t necessary. You do need to take precautions and protect yourself against pick pocketing though and a lot of people will try to sell you fake tickets to different attractions. They will tell you that if you don’t buy a ticket that you will end up standing in long lines for over an hour. You don’t need to purchase tickets to see a lot of the attractions so keep in mind that a lot of the ticket sales on the street are scams.  Send me a picture of you with the Colosseum in the background and you could win a featured story on my page or one of many other prizes I will be giving away! Send photo to: Inspiration@kirazlane.com

Unfortunately, when my cousin and I visited Rome, we ended up getting pick pocketed and we spent almost our entire last day searching for the Police stations and the American Embassy to get a passport replacement. To learn about ways to protect yourself against this or to learn what to do if this happens, please read my blog on “Emergency Tips” and “Safety Tips”. 

 

North America

Places i’ve visited in North america!

Since I’m from North America, I will have a lot of reviews for you so stay tuned!

North America

The third largest continent

North America is becoming a melting pot with over 550 million different people from all over the world. I was born and raised in a town called Tacoma which is 30 minutes south of Seattle but I now live in one of the largest cities in the United States, Chicago Illinois. 

Not only do I love to travel, but I follow in the footsteps of my great grand-parents who moved throughout the states, calling many different places home. I experienced living in Washington state, Illinois, California, Washington D.C, Maryland and Oregon so when it comes to the States, my reviews will come effortlessly. 

North America has something for everyone whether you are looking for Adventure, a secret get-a-way, different places to explore or a great place to conduct business!

Since I have so many different reviews to cover, it may take me quite some time to finish them all so please make sure to come back and visit soon! It wont be long before they are all posted and ready for you to view! In the meantime, please check out my reviews of Europe and South America.

Places I love to visit in north america

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous 

all photos taken by

Kira Lane – Photographer

 

South America

Places i visited in south america!

South America, so rich with culture and beautiful scenery! I’ll definitely be going back to see every inch of South America!

South America

the home of amazon RAIN FORESTS

South America is definitely for the socialite and the foodie!! So far, I have only had the opportunity to visit Colombia but all you need is one visit before you are hooked! South America is full of culture, flavor and some of the most colorful attractions!

If you love music and dancing then you are in for a treat because music and dancing is a big part of the culture all over South America. This place has beautiful beaches and a number of water activities that you can take advantage of such as dinner cruises and trips to private beaches. 

I’m excited to share my experiences with you and I will be visiting South America many more times to bring you even more reviews! Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy!

Places I’ve Visited in south america

“Travel is the only thing you can buy that actually makes you richer.” – Unknown

all photos taken by

Kira Lane – Photographer

 

Europe

Places i visited in europe!

I would definitely visit Europe again! When I visited Europe, I went backpacking through five different cities and it was a great experience!

Europe

named after the phoenician princess europa!

Europe has something for every type of traveler! As an explorer, I flew from one city in Europe to another! Public Transportation, bicycling, and the trains were my main source of transportation! Visiting Europe as a backpacker was a great way to see Europe! I traveled through five different cities, spending 2-3 day’s in each city! This is where you will taste some of the best wines, hear some of the sexiest accents and see some of the best architecture! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site, on this page you will find reviews of the places that I have visited in Europe! I hope you enjoy and feel free to share some of your experiences with me at the bottom of each review!

Places I’ve Visited in europe

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

all photos taken by

Kira Lane – Photographer