Travel at its core is an exercise rooted in new experiences. If done right, it will surely leave its practitioners having learned something new, whether about the world or themselves. With travel comes the inevitable opportunities to bear witness to new cultures, customs and experiences ranging from new cuisines to religions and even physical activities.
You don’t have to venture somewhere far or even considerably exotic to have a boundary-breaking cultural experience. Resorts around the United States offer unique immersive programs and packages catering to an array of experiences, all aimed to help you learn, practice and inevitably grow a little through the act of travel. The seven resorts in this week’s Bucket List offer a variety of retreats aimed at themed cultural experiences ranging from golf and yoga to surfing, cooking and art.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.