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Best Midlife-Crisis Trips

Reconnecting at Esalen, Big Sur, CA

Why Go Now: Since the ’60s, Big Sur’s Esalen Institute—devoted to the “exploration of human potential”—has satisfied many a wanderer in need of change, including Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Campbell, and Joan Baez. Programs—anywhere from 2 to 28 days—in East/West philosophies, spiritual reconnection, and humanitarianism are geared toward enhancing the ever-popular mind-body connection. A weeklong soak in the center’s natural hot springs, overlooking the Pacific from a Big Sur cliff, can be just as healing.

To Book: Contact the Esalen Institute directly.

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