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July 16, 2015

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

www.tuscanmuse.com-400“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine

Traveling often times requires that you leave your comfort zone, both geographically and in terms of leaving behind the familiar for the unknown. We are always delighted when Tuscan Muse has guests who are new to foreign travel, those who have never left their home country, or have never flown, or who have never experienced a vacation that was any different than those of vacations past. We applaud their willingness to give in to their sense of adventure, as well as their bravery.

Where does one get the courage? What does it take to overcome the routine, to leave the known comforts of one’s life and venture forth? We believe that it takes a willingness to recognize the possibilities outside of your personal comfort zone, and a belief that magic happens by escaping the ordinary.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” ~ Hilaire Belloc

There is no better cure than travel to conquer the humdrum of daily living. The exhilaration that comes from seeing new sites, meeting new people, eating different food and getting away from the daily grind, all combine to not only excite travelers, but to lead them to personal growth. The former comfort zone gives way to a larger one and the number of things a person is comfortable doing within their own life tends to increase.

Larger comfort zones represent a willingness to grow, and to learn new things that make life more fascinating. In turn, the people who expand their comfort zones make a tremendously positive impact on those around them. They become inspiring role models for others to leave their own comfort zones, to expand their own lives and make them richer.

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel next, to find ourselves." ~ Pico Iyer

We all wish for experiences that make life fuller, as rich as possible. Leaving your comfort zone can create a tremendous feeling of happiness, particularly when you learn just how much you are capable of doing and how easily joy can be found by leaving the familiar for the unknown. Traveling away from the ordinary is an excellent way to expand your horizons, and to create a more fulfilled life.

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." ~ Unknown

Travel is a gift that you can give yourself that is like no other. An expedition into the unknown can be an eye-opening venture into self-discovery. A willingness to leave one’s comfort zone creates the opportunity for developing new and meaningful relationships, gives you a sense of adventure. and a new perspective on the way that you view the world.

Why not leave your comfort zone and expand your horizons? At Tuscan Muse, we’ll be delighted to cheer you on during one of our workshops in Tuscany or tours of Tuscany. We guarantee that there will be magic, and lots of it. Join us in Tuscany!


  • Our stay at Le Casacce will always be a glorious memory. By the time the trip was over, we already missed our new friend, Linda. We came home filled with tales of the sights we had seen, the excellent food we had eaten and the good times made possible by Tuscan Muse
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