The Blue Dot Perspective


Welcome to The Blue Dot Perspective…

Hi, my name’s Aaron Millar and I’m a travel writer and photographer. Mostly though I’m looking for The Blue Dot Perspective: a state of mind that’s connected to the natural world and immersed in the adventure of life. For me, travelling is the ultimate form of personal growth: it expands my mind and enriches my life. I created this blog to provide a resource of the most enlightening adventures on the planet: stuff that I’ve personally done, professionally researched and know will make you smile, sweat, gawp and laugh out loud. But I’d also like to share what I’m learning along the way: how exploring the world can be a catalyst for personal growth, how to get the most from your adventures, and how to take that state of mind home, in order to live more connected to yourself and the world around you.

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Navajo Medicine Man Ceremony | Encounter

Navajo Medicine Man Ceremony

The medicine man sits before a pile of hot coals spread out on the compacted red earth floor of his Hogan – the traditional home of the Navajo.  “This is Native American church,” he tells me, pulling shiny black arrowheads and Golden Eagle feathers from his wooden medicine box, and twisting a thick translucent crystal before the flames.

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Interview Ryoei Takagi: Shugendo Monk | Encounter

Interview Ryoei Takagi: Shugendo Monk

Whilst walking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail in Japan I had a rare opportunity to interview a Shugendo monk.  The entire Kumano region is sacred to the followers of Shugendo who have  lived and walked these arduous mountain slopes for thousands of years. read more…


Coming Soon! |

Coming Soon!

Riding with the Navajo in Monument Valley, trekking an old salt trading route in Italy, discovering the edge of the world at El Hierro … all these and loads more adventures coming soon to The Blue Dot Perspective!

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