Relationship, Educational and Cultural Benefits of Travel

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  Mark twain

Getting out of your little corner of the earth, and experiencing other cultures and places is surely an important ingredient to overall health and well-being. Here are some findings by the Travel Industry Association in a report entitled “The Benefits are Everywhere.”

Women who take more vacations are more satisfied with their marriages. At least four out of ten travelers say they feel more romantic on vacation (42%), and nearly one-third admit to making love more often on vacation (31%).
YPartnership “National Travel Leisure Monitor.”

Over half of employed Americans say they come back feeling reconnected with their family after vacation (53%).
Expedia “Vacation Deprivation Survey.”

Even the anticipation of vacation travel generates an increase in positive feelings about one’s life as a whole, family, economic situation, and health.
Gilbert, D. and Abdullah, J. (2002). A study of the impact of the expectation of a holiday on an individual’s sense of well-being. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 8(4), 352-361.

Life satisfaction also increases during vacation, and these effects continue after returning home, according to a study of employees at the University of Tennessee.
Borins, M. (2000). Go away; just for the health of it. Wholistic Press

Eight out of ten affluent leisure travelers consider vacations to be very important to their well-being (82%). More than half feel more rested and relaxed when they return from vacation (52%), and almost as many state they sleep later on vacation (49%).
YPartnership “National Travel Leisure Monitor.”

The findings are clear- travel is good for overall health and well-being. It helps improve all aspects of one’s life, including physical, mental and relational health. So, travel for the health of it!

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Join me in October 22nd-30th, 2010 for a magical 4- night Mediterranean cruise with a two night stay in Athens, Greece as well as stops in Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion, and Santorini. It will be a trip of a lifetime, and one you do not want to miss! It includes round trip air from JFK in New York to Athens, Greece, hotel accommodations and daily breakfast, along with a cocktail and welcome party, and sightseeing in Athens, then a 4- night cruise to Turkey and the Greek Isles. The total is $2300 per person, which includes everything but personal expenses.

*A deposit of $250 per person is due by May 15th, 2010, so contact me immediately to hold your space. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Come on, let’s acquire “broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things” and get out of just one corner of the earth! Do it, for the Health of it!

Tamyra Nash
My Savvy Vacation
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