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Travel Resolution #1: Try Something New (Here Goes Nothing)

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One of my travel resolutions this year was to venture out and try something new. Last year I kicked that habit into full swing when I jumped into the World’s Biggest Gorge in South Africa. After I did that, I knew I could accomplish anything — kind of.

Last week, my assistant handed me a birthday gift in an envelope. I wasn’t sure what to expect and when I opened it up I saw that it was a session in a sensory deprivation tank at Float Lab in Venice Beach. “I’m kind of scared,” is the first thing I said. I mean, I’m already a little claustraphobic and now I’m going to sit in a tank that’s completely black with no sounds, and I’m going to be floating in water. No, thank you. But also, yes, please!

I am a woman who sticks to her word, so this little travel venture won’t be going too far from home, but way out of my comfort zone. I’m excited to see what it feels like to be completely deprived of all senses. I have two hours in there so I guess I better start preparing what I want to think about. I’m curious, have you taken a little trip to do something completely out of your comfort zone and did you love or hate it? Wish me luck!

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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