10 Male-Focused Transformational Trips to Help You Smash Your Goals

June 15, 2022

Calling all the men out there, this the wake-up call you didn’t know you needed. We’re half way through 2022 and it’s time to ask yourself whether you are smashing the goals you set at the beginning of the year.

What are you prioritising and what is taking a backseat?

Take a quick five minutes to reflect on the following questions:

  • Professional life – are you where you want to be? Do you have an aspiration for something bigger or better?
  • Personal life – are you content or do you have a dream you’ve always wanted to pursue?
  • Relationships – do you need to focus on your relationships more – either those with others or that with yourself?
  • Hobbies and interests – are you filling up your cup with activities you enjoy? Not the stuff you do for other people, things that you do just for yourself.
  • Whatever your answers are, we are sure there is an area of your life that you’d like to work on.

    Whether it’s adventure you’re craving, some much-needed downtime or a self-discovery journey, let’s put the focus on what you want to achieve. Here are 10 transformational trips we’ve curated just for you:

    1. Mountain biking on safari in South Africa

    Step out of your day-to-day life and into the beauty of nature on this thrilling four-day experience which will take you into the wild African bush to explore Big Five terrain. If you want to reduce your stress levels and feel more relaxed, but also give yourself a challenge, this is the trip for you. All abilities welcome.

    2. Learn Spanish and cook paella in Ibiza

    It’s something that’s on many people’s to-do-lists in life – learn to speak another language. But sometimes the thought of sitting in a cold classroom after a day’s work is enough to make us fall at the first hurdle. But how about a journey to the White Island where you’ll learn to speak like the locals? Throw in a Paella cooking class and you’ve got yourself the perfect educational get away.

    3. Learn to surf in Brazil

    Feel the fresh ocean air, the warmth of the sun on your skin and the exhilaration of learning a new skill or perfecting your craft. This week-long programme promises to improve your confidence on the water and in life in general through plenty of physical activity, healthy food and relaxation on a natural, unspoiled stretch of beach.

    4. Make profound life changes in Tanzania

    If you could look up transformational trip in the dictionary, this would probably be the definition. Imagine a life-changing three months of coaching which includes a 15-day trip to Tanzania, volunteering in a local community AND climbing the highest single free-standing mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro.

    5. Awaken your erotic self in Spain

    Leave your inhibitions at the door and get in touch with your sexual desires. This retreat is a powerful self-development tool that mirrors your dark spots and pushes you to growth. You will gain conscious communication skills to express your desires, fears and boundaries from a space of love and respect.

    6. Embark on a leadership mentoring programme in The Alps

    As a leader of an organisation, there’s not much time to truly assess your personal and professional life. The unique combination of mentoring, walking and nature on this trip to Portugal promises to stimulate different parts of the brain and put you in a relaxed and open mindset, perfect for drawing the balance between what you are doing and what you want to be doing.

    7. Walk it out in Minnesota

    Learn to navigate the challenging times in your life and connect back to yourself for a clearer way ahead. This stunning Root River trail weaves through valleys, quaint towns and along bluffs, providing the perfect environment to ‘walk it out’ and reflect on your hopes, anxieties and objectives.

    8. Master creative writing in Ireland

    There’s a novel in all of us, or so they say, but if you’ve ever wanted to get away from it all and let your creative juices flow, it doesn’t get more inspiring than the setting for the Ireland Writing Retreat. Think scenic walks and fascinating talks plus daily writing and editing workshops in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way.’

    9. Elevate life and business on a psychedelic journey

    Are you an executive, entrepreneur or professional with a desire to explore the depths of Self? Sometimes you need to let go of what has been holding you back in order to move forward. The Journeyman Collective takes professional development to an entirely new and expanded level with a shamanic journey to elevate your conscious awareness using plant-medicine, guided every step of the way by expert spiritual advisors.

    10. Reground yourself in Nepal or the UAE

    Ask yourself: Can you afford to take a long weekend off? Now ask yourself: Can you afford not to? Anyman is a movement which is designed specifically for men and they offer two powerful retreats – either in Nepal or the UAE – to let you reconnect with yourself amongst a bunch of like-minded guys. With time to slow down and physical activity both on the agenda it’s the perfect recipe for to recharge your batteries