I recently relied on these two jaspers during a trip to Smoky Mountain National Park. In high elevations where your ears can pop and your balance feels wobbly, red jasper is excellent to ground and steady you physically and mentally. It's mineral cousin, yellow jasper, is good at soothing an upset stomach from too much motion (i.e. car travel) and calming the nervous system. Together, these stones pack a punch that keeps your feet firmly planted on the ground wherever your journeys lead.
This may be an odd choice to some. I call rhyolite my "sanctuary stone". Here's the deal. Even though we love travel and adventure and a change of scenery from time to time, we can feel lonely, out of place, or homesick out there in the big, wide world. Especially if we have to leave certain loved ones behind while we go exploring. For myself, I am easily overstimulated. Places where lots of people gather and a great deal of commotion is going on, such as airports, wreck my nervous system and leave me feeling on edge. Rhyolite is like having a little chunk of peace in your pocket wherever you go. It's great for bringing that sense of "home" with you on the road.
I think green aventurine is the supreme "good luck" crystal! This green quartz is my crystal equivalent of a four leaf clover. Everybody needs a little luck on the road. If you want to be sure you manage to get that perfect hotel room, find that off-the-map scenic byway, stumble on that ideal shortcut, or bump into a great dinner buddy while you're away, green aventurine is the stone for you! It will work in your favor to keep you healthy and happy on your grand adventure!
I'm not talking about the red or blue varieties here, but the classic golden-brown tiger eye we are so used to seeing. This is a favorite of mine for protection, good fortune, and therefore travel. When my husband and I traveled to Ireland years ago, my daughter gave me a piece in the airport to keep on me. Kids are often naturally in sync with the power of crystals and stones. Tiger eye is ideal for keeping you out of sticky situations and making sure you return home safe and sound.
Anna Silvernail - author, artist, intuitive reader, fairy architect, and more. A.K.A. She Who Wears Many Hats.