Querencias and the comfort of the familiar
The idea of a querencia or place of safety takes on even greater meaning for people who travel frequently and to distant places. In such cases, a place like Starbucks can become far more than a source of familiar coffee as my friend Brian found out in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Querencias, Creativity and Meaningful Travel
Travel both feeds and undermines the creative process. Understanding how travel affects our creativity and the role that querencia (a place of safety) plays can help you travel in a more open and creative manner.
A personal place of safety on a trip
We travel to get out of our comfort zones and yet we find on many trips – particularly hard ones – the need for our own “querencias” or places of safety along the way.