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Posted on April 1st, 2022 in Travel Tips
Let’s reinvent ourselves and rejuvenate our spirits this year!
After another brisk winter behind us, spring has sprung, and we’re thrilled about the adventures that lie ahead. As spring comes into bloom, we get more sunlight and blue skies, the world will turn green once again with enticing lawns and outdoor recreation. Trees fill out, animals awaken from hibernation, and beautiful flowers will start to sprout everywhere. It’s a captivating time of the year when one more thing also comes to life: the travel bug.
Graced with the warm weather and sunshine in the months ahead, you may notice a pent-up wanderlust. Listen to that intuition. Life is short and bucket lists are long, and after two years of travel restrictions and closed borders, the demand for travel is now skyrocketing. This year especially we are thankful for spring, signifying new beginnings, new opportunities, and new travel destinations.
More and more of the world has opened back up for tourism, and people are now booking once again in wonderful destinations such as Australia, Ireland, and Africa. We acknowledge the challenge of travel in the age of modern pandemics, and that’s why we plan our tours with a specific focus for health and safety. Holiday Vacations has always placed guest health and safety as a top priority. You can read about our guidelines here.
As you begin to feel more comfortable traveling again, we would like to share the invaluable benefits that travel provides your personal health. Assessing the risks of anything in these turbulent days is wise, and hearing the positive side of travel for your health can result in many people opting on the side of passion as opposed to fear. While deciding which side you find yourself on, consider these ways that travel can make you profoundly healthier in mind, body, and spirit.
According to Cornell Research, Dr. Gilovich concludes:
“People often think spending money on an experience is not as wise an investment as spending it on a material possession. They think the experience will come and go in a flash, and they’ll be left with little compared to owning an item. But in reality, we remember experiences long afterward, while we soon become used to our possessions. At the same time, we also enjoy the anticipation of having an experience more than the anticipation of owning a possession.”
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
While all these benefits may leave you wanting to pack your bags and hop on a plane tomorrow, it’s important that you’re traveling the right way. Traveling can do more harm than good when it causes distress, especially because distress causes your immune system to weaken. You may have heard the saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation.” Where does that stem from? The stress of planning, the unknown variables of traveling to a new destination, and the fear of something going wrong. We deeply understand these stressors, which is why we love to create experiences for our guests that reduce anxiety and leave you peacefully enjoying your vacation. We can’t promise that everything will always go as planned 100% of the time (thank you to 2020 for that lesson); however, we promise that when things don’t go as planned, you will not have to worry. Our expert Tour Directors are there around the clock to keep your vacation running smoothly and resolve any issues that arise. This way, you won’t need a vacation from your vacation. Instead, you can focus on simply reaping all the incredible benefits that come with travel.
This is your year to start living your best bucket list life. Live in the moment and enjoy new experiences, new memories, and new friends. Traveling is an amazing opportunity to see what the world has to offer, and the personal health benefits are extraordinary. Don’t push off your next dream destination any longer; let’s go explore it together. After all, life is short. And bucket lists are long. Which highly inclusive, worry-free vacation will you book next?
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