The Joy of Travel


For most of us, shopping is the go-to-thing to put a smile on our faces. Why not try putting your money towards a really fun trip instead. The possibilities are endless, and the benefits are life changing. You can really gain a lot of self-confidence by traveling. You will unknowingly be dealing with unexpected situations that you would have never been in at home. The cultural differences from visiting another country are incredible. Even if you plan a trip with a beautiful itinerary, the chances of everything going perfectly according to plan are far from 100%. Loosen up a little and let things be; the happiness you will receive after facing the unexpected may just be better than anything in the world. Learning to deal with something new and actually proving yourself wrong will make you all the more happy. Challenging yourself can do wonders for your self-confidence.

Traveling to new places is the perfect way to make new friends and get out of your comfort zone. It is so much easier making new friends on the road than it is at home, where people are less inclined to chat with strangers on a bus or strike up a conversation in a bar (this is especially true in London). When people are traveling away from home, there will always be fewer boundaries to cross; therefore making new friends becomes easier. People can be friendly if you just open up and say hello. Social interactions make us happier, and increasing our social circle means that we are talking more, and meeting different and interesting people, which means you are always learning more. Any time is the perfect time to make a new friend. You’ll be glad you did.

Traveling is the perfect time to detox from social media. It’s truly liberating, and allows you to better enjoy the ‘here and now’, which can really make a vacation more memorable. You’ll also get that much needed vitamin D boost. Even just 20 minutes of sun exposure is enough, because sunshine and warmth is most likely going to put you in a much better mood. Take a beach break and relax in the warm sun. Make sure to wear your sunscreen though. It is a short term boost of happiness but having a healthy glow makes everyone feel better, even weeks after your lovely trip has ended. There are many things you can enjoy on your special trip. Try smiling and making a new friend, and just relax. Life will always be more enjoyable that way.

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