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This article brought to you courtesy of Cindy Passannante of CP Trips, Inc. Gresham Outlook Insider Travel Expert.

Cindy Passannante

After much of the world was forced to take a "Great Pause", things began to quietly shift. One impact of the collective deep breath is a reevaluation of the way we travel. Having become used to spending more time in one place and learning to appreciate what's around us, rushing from place to place has lost its appeal, replaced by a desire to slow down and connect more meaningfully with destinations.

There are some parts of the world where this approach has long been the norm. With its deep tradition of appreciating single moments - as seen in precisions and mindfulness of the tea ceremony, Ikebana (flower arranging, haiku and forest bathing - Japan is one of the world's best places to practice slow travel.

Another option is the urge to escape crowds or the impact of "Frozen," travelers are increasingly looking north and are keen to experience the pristine landscapes, abundant wildlife and rich cultures of the Artic. Bundle up and embrace the chill by ice swimming in Finland, Aurora-spotting on a 7-day northern lights and an Arctic Circle day trip, learning about the Sami Culture in Norway and so much more.

Today there are more many guides and event custom package for single parent families to help navigate the single supplements at all-inclusive resorts. Traveling with pets is easier than ever because hotels are increasingly laying out the red carpet for them, offering pet-friendly perks, from custom pet beds and turndown treats. Your Travel Advisor can help you with these arrangements, and your travel plans.

CP Trips, Inc.

Damascus, OR

503-658-5646

www.cptripsinc.com

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