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Why Is Travel Good For You?

Posted on April 08, 2014 by Admin

Travel has so many benefits; the thrill, the fun, the memorable experience, but can it benefit us more?

Going on a family holiday abroad, taking a short UK break (with Great Little Breaks of course), or even heading out on a random road-trip can have its positives, but what are they really?

Many people believe that travel expands the mind. When people become used to a daily routine, it can be hard to break, but your mind becomes closed to a lot of other possibilities. You might be thinking about what you are doing that evening, maybe your plans for the weekend, etc. But when you are travelling, or going somewhere you have never been before, this allows for your mind to be free of the usual day-to-day activities and to see the world in a different way.

Travel can also have a host of physical benefits on the body. Some people might want to lounge around in the sun, but for others who want to see and do more, many travel destinations involve a great deal of walking, hiking, cycling or other physical activity. Not only does this make for a more interesting and memorable trip, but the physical endurance can do wonders for your body.

Not only does travel allow us to visit places that we've always wanted to, it also allows us to connect with different cultures and different people. Travel allows people to learn about other cultures, experience the traditions, experience the language and try the cuisine. This can be especially important for children- a real experience is a great way to learn. Following on, discovering new languages is a definite benefit of travel. Whether you're able to pick up languages quickly or not, it is always a good idea to learn a few key phrases from different countries. You never know, you might love the language you learn.

Building memories for yourself, or with the people you love- now that is an important one. Lots of things can happen on a holiday, and you're guaranteed to come back with some stories, some great pictures, and a whole host of memories to think back on.

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