Travel electrolytenment: enlightened state of mind, body and soul

July 23, 2013 Katja Presnal

electrolytenment — an enlightened state of mind, body and soul

What is your personal electrolytenment — an enlightened state of mind, body and soul?

This question was asked from me by resource® Natural Spring Water, and as I started thinking about it, I realized that the answer of today is very different from an answer I could have said 10 years ago, or gasp, 20 years ago. Spending time with my family brings me the most electrolytenment I can imagine, but besides that my biggest passion and source of enjoyment is traveling (with my family preferably). When it comes to traveling, I used to like city sights, shopping, lots of people and action, and I just couldn’t wait to go to places where there were things happening. That has changed a lot too. I still like city travels and I am actually leaving to Chicago tomorrow and will be in Houston next week, but I have started appreciating the country landscapes, the nature and the ocean side more than ever before after seeing enough busy city life.

Here are some photos from my travels from places where I have felt “electrolytenment” this year. Often it is just this feeling “wow, I can’t believe that I really am here.”

Swedish country side. Travel photo by @katjapresnal

Swedish country side, photo taken in Berg. I’ve spent most of my summer exploring the Swedish country side, and I just can’t get enough. Very ironic because I spent my childhood in the country side of Finland in very similar type of scenes and couldn’t wait to get out and explore the world. Now when I have seen a lot of the world, I appreciate the familiar scenery so much more. A good reminder to look at your own surroundings and to appreciate what you have.

bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks in Canada. Travel photo by @katjapresnal

Hopewell Rocks, shore of the Bay of Fundy at Hopewell Cape near Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada. I was walking on the bottom of the ocean floor on the morning and getting my rubber boots all muddy and 5 hours later the tide was up covering not just the ocean floor, but partially the rocks too. I don’t think it’s possible to even imagine how majestic this place is, the rock formations are 40-70 feet tall!


Bali. The entire island is just beautiful and I can only imagine how Elizabeth Gilbert lived in this beautiful island writing Eat, Pray, Love and went back home completely electrolytenmented. I took this photo from a restaurant serving authentic Balinese food, cooked on open fire. You could see the rice fields, smell the smoke lingering from the kitchens and I was just completely mesmerized by the beauty.

Blue Lagoon Iceland. Travel photo by @katjapresnal

Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland. The flights between New York City and Europe are tough for your body. Iceland is almost like in the middle and it is the perfect spot to wash away the stress from the New York city streets when you arrive to Europe. And I mean quite literally. The Blue Lagoon spa and clinic is 15 minute ride from the airport. Last time we flew overnight from NYC and rented a car at 7AM and slept in the car until 10AM when the spa opened. No kidding.

So while my ideal travel destinations now take me to places where I can also see some nature and landscapes instead of busy cities, one thing that hasn’t changed over the years, and one tip that I have learned the hard way, is to remember to drink enough water when traveling. It doesn’t matter if you are walking the city streets from sight to another, or hiking in the mountains, drinking enough water is equally important. Don’t let dehydration slow you down during your travels, but always pack some water with you and remember to drink it. I usually take a bottle of water with me even when I am leaving to the airport. Since you can’t take liquids through the security, it’s a great way to remember (read: force yourself) to drink the entire bottle before going through the security check at the airport.


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by resource® Natural Spring Water via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of resource® Natural Spring Water.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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