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10 Life-Changing Trips to Take After a Breakup

March 03, 2022

After a loss or big change, traveling can offer reflection and perspective - just what the mind might need to get back on track.

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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. But Travel Is an Excellent Remedy

Find a trip where you can visit historical love story locales, meditate in nature or learn a new skill. All of these destinations come with unique design concepts and ideas for you to bring back with you as you enter a new phase in life.

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See the Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Gain perspective by seeing awe-inspiring waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. More than 275 different drops put in perspective how small people are compared to the world’s largest waterfalls system. The Iguazu National Park, seated in the Paranaense Forest, has a train that runs around the park and uses clean combustion so it won’t pollute the surrounding environment.

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Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia

This crowd-sourced museum with ongoing traveling exhibitions displays small items from past relationships from around the world. Ponder the paper cranes from Taiwan, teddy bears from South Africa and bras from Texas and contribute your own relationship relic for others to see.

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Jane Austen’s Stomping Grounds in Bath, England

Live in the world of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy by exploring the spa resort town popular in the 1800s. Visit the baths, take an audio tour and stay where Austen lived while she was there. The Jane Austen Centre and Regency Tea Room have great scones, and the Jane Austen Festival in September features Regency dances, costumes and workshops.

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