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New Year, New You: 10 New Skills You Can Learn While Traveling

Fodor's Logo By Sandra Ramani of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Disconnected, centered, focused, zoned-out—whatever you call it, sometimes it's important just to be quiet. Learn the basics of meditation with a guided lesson at Napa Valley's <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/california/napa-and-sonoma/hotels/reviews/solage-calistoga-469706">Solage Calistoga</a>, in which the instructor might incorporate fresh herbs (to engage the senses of touch and smell) and Tibetan singing bowls to encourage relaxation.</p><p>Reconnecting with nature can also help quiet the mind, reengage the inner self, and even improve health. Near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, <a href="http://www.sandos.com/hotel-sandos-caracol-in-playa-del-carmen.htm">Sandos Caracol Eco Resort</a>'s Path of the Senses experience includes a barefoot and blindfolded guided jungle walk to encourage introspection and positive thoughts, while Forest Bathing—offered at hotels like <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/arizona/north-central-arizona/hotels/reviews/lauberge-de-sedona-435973">L'Auberge de Sedona</a> in Arizona and <a href="http://www.gracehotels.com/mayflower/">The Mayflower Grace</a> in Connecticut—takes you to the forest for a series of contemplative activities, from journaling to targeted meditation. </p>

New Year, New You: 10 New Skills You Can Learn While Traveling

Whether you want to become a meditation master, work on your green thumb, or up your photography game, these trips will all teach you something new.

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