9 Vacations That Will Stir Your Soul

There are all different types of vacations, suited for all kinds of travelers. There are those where you just want to plop your behind on the sand and mindlessly sip a fuity cocktail. Then there are the cultural trips, the adventure jaunts, the girls-only trips, the keep-the-kids-happy, Mickey-themed ones.

But sometimes, you need a journey that truly stirs your soul. The Eat, Pray, Love kind. It’s so valuable to pull yourself out of your routine and find a magical moment that you’ll be talking about for years to come. Travel can be even more powerful when you push your limits a little. From volunteering your time to immersing yourself in nature, we found nine trips around the world that will stop you in your tracks and make you reflect in many ways.