“Travel more” is, no doubt about it, one of the most heard New Year’s resolutions time after time. Who doesn’t want to check their bucket lists by exploring new and exciting lands, after all? But, all wanderlust aside, travel is something that very well might be entirely beneficial for you too. Not convinced? Then take a look into these reasons why planning a dreamt getaway might do wonders for your mind and body!

It Feeds Your Mind

Take the plunge and discover what this crazy world has to offer! An exotic vacation to a far-off land will broaden your horizons and can change the way you look at your life. Try a local delicacy, or take a wild and adventurous day trip. Seeing new things is a great exercise for your mind as well as providing endless opportunities to make your friends jealous when you get home. Not everyone will happily clamber aboard an elephant or eat live insects, but just by encountering a different way of life and embracing a new culture, you’ll exercise your grey matter to the max!

Research related to aging has suggested that travel has the same cerebral benefits as crossword puzzles and museum tours, and in our opinion, is usually way more fun! Go on. So go treat yourself to an exciting adventure!

It Can Recharge Your Batteries

One of the most common expressions in the workplace is… I need a vacation! It’s often viewed as the solution to all our pent-up stress. A few days away from all those meetings and conference calls can indeed, work wonders. A weekend away in a hotel with a pool, or a lazy beach vacation where you plan nothing more advanced than walking from your towel to the ocean’s edge, can provide just the break you need.  If you are able to leave it all behind, you can physically feel the relaxation vibes recharging your batteries.

Breaking away from your routine will kick-start your body and mind, and prepare you for your return to the workplace—where you can secretly start plotting your next getaway. There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to picking the right beach escape for you!

It Creates Shared Memories

A family vacation can be many things but, above all, it should always be memorable! Good or bad, rain or shine, there is nothing like a shared experience to generate a close bond between people. If you start your kids traveling when they’re young, they’re more likely to travel as they grow older, adding chapter after chapter to their life journey. If some of these experiences involve a family member stepping outside their normal comfort zone and plunging down that “for experienced riders only” water slide, and losing part of their swimsuit as they splosh into the plunge pool, then that memory will likely live forever — or at least for the next few Thanksgiving get-togethers. Vacationing with family and friends can be a great way to let loose and just have fun. Enjoy!

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It Teaches You to Spend Wisely

Although travel may never be completely easy financially for most of us, it’s a fact that, with a little planning, a little online searching for cheap deals, and a little self-control, it’s perfectly possible to find good airfares and cheap travel deals. And we all know how satisfying that is, right? So, go online and…happy booking!

It’s a Way to Reunite

Scoring flight deals to reunite again with family or friends who live far away from home can be an incredibly uplifting experience, as well as a great chance to catch up on recent events and reminisce about old times. Making the effort to visit can also mean a lot more to those less able to travel so often, and that’s always a good thing!

Let us know where you’re headed and, when you get back, tell us how great an experience it was in our comments section below!

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About The Author

Brian Lees is a Content Writer and Editor with 21 years of experience in the travel industry and a lifetime of personal traveling memories. Originally from Scotland, Brian is a big fan of soccer, family, friends, and food. He's now happily settled on South Shore Long Island with a wife, 2 kids, and a dog to keep him busy! Between trips to Jones Beach, he's happy to keep the CheapOair blog filled with travel insights for you all.