I’ve been thinking a lot about mindfulness in the past few years, especially after my Tuscan yoga retreat last year (and another one with Mindful Fitness coming up in Provence this year!). I try to meditate every day, even for just a few minutes, and I try (try, I stress) to live in the moment. But nothing makes me more mindful than travel. Here are a few of the ways I (and you) benefit in finding better mind/body balance when I’m on the road.

You may barely use cash here at home, but once you go abroad, trust me, you’ll need it. Sure, most countries accept credit cards at major stores and restaurants, but you’ll likely find yourself at a market or small vendor who only accepts cash. So where’s the best place to get it? Let’s review your options. Order from Your Bank Before Your Trip Your bank likely offers a foreign currency service that will allow you to get some cash before your trip. This is an okay option, but realize that the bank has to make money off of this, so…