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Episode Info: Do these two things go together? Travel + transformation. Of course they do! I mean isn't that what we all want and quite honestly, isn't that what we should expect when we travel to far off lands? Ahhhhhh, but we don't *always* seek adventure now, do we? Sometimes a trip abroad is just about checking boxes and seeing monuments (too many to count and far too quickly to really appreciate). Am I right? With where we are today as a society, as a country, this is what every human being needs. More transformative ways of healing, connecting, and growing! Being more conscious about travel, and digging deeper into the experience, before, during and after the adventure is over; THIS is the "hero's journey" that lives within Jake Haupert. It is the personal quest that he is working tirelessly to create, for everyone.  Jake Haupert is the co-founder of The Transformational Travel Council, creating change by empowering, guiding and supporting travelers in their pursuit of personal growth and global understanding. He is also the co-founder of Explorer X, a company where he and the other X'er co-founder, Michael Bennett, consciously-design custom travel experiences that take the traveler to the most incredible destinations around the world, uncovering how cultures, experiences, and adventures have the ability to impact the traveler from the inside-out.  Jake has a deep appreciation for the power of travel and its ability to incite change by breaking down the walls within and between us. Highlights from the show: The definition of "transformational travel" and why it's so important in today's society  Through Explorer X and the adventures that they create for individuals, small groups, and families; raising consciousness, being more present, opportunities to learn and grow (and heal), all through travel  Capturing and staying within a person's travel flow (what's it all mean) A nod to the great Joseph Campbell and the "hero's journey"... the inspiration that comes from JC's work If REAL travel is what you seek, ask yourself, "why am I going?" and "how can I have a deeper experience?" Jake's story around purpose; the younger years and the travel bug he picked up later in life after inspiration and role-modeling from the women in his life (mother and grandmother) Mentors! We love it when mentors come up in purpose-achievement discussions. Without mentors, would inventions and amazing companies like Explorer X and TTC exist? Tune in to hear about Jake's mentors.  Advice to the younger generation around purpose ... Jake captures it beautifully! For more information about Jake Haupert: We hope you enjoy this episode of Purpose Lounge. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show so we can grow our community of like-minded purpose seekers! Be sure to RATE and REVIEW your favorite episodes.   Thanks for tunin...
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