26 Jan Travel Talk
Travel Can Positively Affect Mental Health
Have you ever returned home from a vacation only to begin dreaming about your next? Turns out, there’s good reason behind that feeling, and it is associated with good mental health! Among many things, travel itself can reduce stress and cortisol levels by exposing you to new situations and taking your mind off of the stress you are accustomed to in your normal environment. According to a study done in 2013, over 80% of Americans who were surveyed reported much lower levels of stress after just one or two days of traveling. Another study done by Cornell University revealed that the anticipation of an experience (in this instance, a trip), can provide even more happiness than the anticipation of a material item.
Healthy Vacation Destinations for 2018
Mind Body Green compiled their list of the healthiest cities to visit in the coming year, with two of the destinations located in the good ole U.S.A. Topping their list is the city of Boulder, Colorado, due to its easily accessible biking and hiking trails, organic eateries, and above the average number of sunny days per year. Charleston, South Carolina, also makes an appearance on the list thanks to its wide variety of farm-to-table restaurants and endless options for keeping active both on-land or in water (think biking, paddle boarding, etc.)!
Best Destinations to Visit in February
A winter getaway in the middle of February is about as desirable as it gets. Whether you’re dreaming of humpback whale watching in Hawaii (this is the peak season for spotting them during their migration), celebrating Mardis Gras like a Louisianan, or swimming with sea turtles in Key West, check out this detailed list of February occasions that must be added to your bucket list!
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