I think most people love to travel, I know I do, but did you know that travel is good for your physical and mental health? Well my fellow globetrotters, there is a significant amount of scientific research out there that confirms that it is, and if you need an excuse to book your next holiday to some far-flung and exotic destination, here are 5 reasons why you should do it, and do it right now!
Travel Reduces Stress Levels
The journey itself might leave you feeling a little bit frazzled, especially if you are travelling with young children, but travel allows you to escape the stress of work and everyday life and indulge in a little you time. An hour in a deck chair with nothing more than your favourite book and a chilled margarita will work wonders at reducing your stress levels, and that in turn will protect you from kinds of horrible stress-related illnesses such as heart disease and strokes.
Travelling Makes You Smarter
It’s true! Travelling to new destinations could make you a whole lot smarter. It provides you with the opportunity to learn a different language, learn about different cultures, and learn how to navigate the world on public transport, without the need of an interpreter. You could develop a whole new set of skills!
Travelling Inspires Confidence
Solo travel is one of this year’s biggest travel trends with more of us travelling the world on our own than ever before. It may seem a little daunting to start with but travelling instils confidence and helps break down communication barriers, and once you realise that you really can go out there and do things alone, you’ll have a whole new outlook on life.
Travel Makes You a Storyteller
People who travel are generally much more interesting than those who do not. They have inspiring stories to tell, travel experiences to share… travellers are the ultimate conversationalists. And so, if you struggle to communicate with business colleagues and friends, go Climb Kilimanjaro, and tell them a story they’ll never forget!
Travelling Creates Lifetime Memories
Travelling the world takes time, money, and courage, but the memories that you collect along the way make it worth every air mile. The idea is to die with memories not goals, so get out there and explore our wonderful planet… it’s waiting for you with open arms!