12th March 2024

We believe transformative travel experiences can shape us all

Saltee was born from a shared passion for cultural exchange and life-changing holiday experiences. We call these experiences transformative travel, for their ability to make us see the world – and ourselves – in a different light.

At Saltee we believe transformative travel stories are meant to be shared. With your partner over dinner and your children at bedtime, with your dearest friends around a campfire, and with the person sitting beside you on your morning commute.

In a world filled with bustling cities and the constant hum of technology, it’s easy to lose touch with ourselves and the world around us. However, amidst the challenges of daily life, there lies a transformative power waiting to be unlocked through travel. Transformative travel is not merely about visiting exotic destinations or snapping Instagram-worthy photos.

Transformative travel transcends the traditional notion of tourism. It involves immersing oneself in unfamiliar cultures, engaging with local communities, and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Unlike conventional holidays where the focus is predominantly on relaxation and leisure, transformative travel is intentional and purposeful. It challenges us to confront preconceptions, expand our perspectives, and embrace new experiences with an open mind and heart.

How does Transformative Travel work? At the core of transformative travel lies the concept of “liminality,” a term borrowed from anthropology referring to the threshold between one state of being and another. When we venture into unfamiliar territories, they enter a liminal space where familiar routines and identities are temporarily placed on hold. This helps us to be more receptive to new ideas, perspectives.

Equally important is the integration of newfound perspectives and values into everyday life. Transformative travel isn’t just about what happens on the road; it’s about how those experiences shape one’s worldview and actions upon returning home. Whether it’s implementing sustainable lifestyle changes or volunteering for causes we’re passionate about – Transformative Travel experiences offer more than a temporary escape from reality.

Our team at Saltee have shared their Transformative Travel experiences in a series of journals. A great place to start is to read about how Sam’s adventure in Rwanda and Eleanor’s trip around the East Coast of the US are experiences that challenged their liminality:  https://www.saltee.co.uk/saltees-transformative-travel-stories-albany-ny-central-africa/

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