“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
The world moves so fast nowadays that it is hard to think even about taking time off work. Resting improves your energy levels, helps you decompress and manage stress better. If you don’t rest properly, you won’t be able to resist the day to day demands.
A 2014 Cornell research study found that people feel happier just by knowing they are going on a vacation versus knowing they are going to buy something. In 2002, The University of Surrey found that people experience happiness when they know they are going on a trip soon. It seems like the simple act of planning a trip can significantly improve your overall well-being.
Here are some great reasons why you should start planning your next vacations:
1. Reduces Stress
Travel provides the chance to relax and de-stress. It presents an opportunity to rest from the fast-paced lives of modern society. Even in those moments when traveling becomes a little stressful, it still helps you decompress from your normal routines, even your weekly rest routines…
2. Make a Great Memory
Traveling is the best way to create fun and memorable experiences that will stick with you for a lifetime. Whether you share them with friends and family or go by yourself, traveling will always give you stories to remember.
3. Learning & Education
Traveling is an invaluable source of knowledge. It helps you learn about things like the economy, politics, history, geography, and sociology. The more you travel, the more you put yourself in contact with new learning opportunities. “While not a certified academy, the institution of travel is always taking applications.”
4. Meet New People
When traveling you always meet new people. Some of those can be a one-time acquaintance that mark your life with a simple gesture. Others will become friends that will be around for the rest of your life. Meeting new people also helps you understand your surroundings better.
5. Regain Your Vitality
Traveling is revitalizing and refreshing. Also, it has the great advantage of getting you completely out of your routine, which ultimately helps you regain energy before going back to work. Nothing better to get out of a creative block or tough season, than a well-planned trip. It also helps you sharpen your mind when you are placed on new challenges.
When planning for your next trip, don’t forget that our backpacks are the perfect companion.