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Top 10 Benefits of Travelling

Ever thought of the Top 10 Benefits of Travelling?  Why it feels so good to get away from your daily routine, and your usual environment? 

We put the following Top 10 Benefits of Travelling together for you, and what they do for our mental and physical well-being. Here are the Top 10 Benefits:

  1. Travel reduces Stress: It may not seem to at first, when all the planning, booking and packing needs to happen, but once you travels start, it allows you to disconnect from your everyday stress, and gives your mind and body a chance to relax and rejuvenate.
  2. Travel stimulates Creativity: Experiencing a new place, a new culture, meeting diverse people, feasting the eyes on different landscapes and trying activities you would not normally make you see the world with different eyes.  The result?  Inspiring fresh ideas and perspectives.
  3. Travel improves Mental Health: By simply taking a break from routine you can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Ever had that, where you troubles and problems cease to exist, as all you do is simply take in the change of scenery, and focus on new experiences?  Yep, it’s real!
  4. Travel increases Happiness: Following the previous benefit, exploring new destinations and engaging in exciting activities can boost dopamine levels (the chemical in your brain that gives you feelings of pleasure, satisfaction and motivation, all the good things 😉) and overall happiness.  Just what we need, right?!
  5. Travel broadens Perspective: One of our personal favorites!  Travel exposes you to different cultures, languages, and ways of life, helping you develop a more open-minded and tolerant worldview.  Travel makes the world a better place!
  6. Travel gives Quality Time with Loved Ones: Traveling with family or friends creates opportunities for bonding, shared experiences, and creating lasting memories together.
  7. Travel brings Physical Health Benefits: Many travel experiences involve physical activity, such as hiking, swimming, or exploring on foot, which may be in contrast with the seated and/or indoor life you may be used to.  Be prepared for improved physical health and increased overall fitness levels!
  8. Travel increases Cognitive Learning: Finding your way in new environments, learning about history and culture, and solving travel-related challenges (not everybody may speak your home language…) can keep your mind sharp and agile.  Best lesson learned may well be that there are friendly people everywhere and a smile goes a long way!
  9. Travel strengthens Relationships: Whether you’re reconnecting with your partner, spending quality time with family, or making new friends while traveling, relationships often benefit from shared experiences and adventures.  As I write this of course the arguments about wrong turn-offs, stress about lost luggage and irritation because of the results of not-enough-sun-cream-applied come to mind too.  But even then, it strengthens relationships, albeit possibly a bit delayed…
  10. Travel creates Personal Growth: An all-time favorite as traveling pushes you out of your comfort zone, fosters independence, and builds confidence as you navigate unfamiliar regions and situations.  What is there not to love?

While of course we are biased and suggest you experience these benefits while travelling around the Garden Route, these Top 10 Benefits of Travelling will come into play where-ever you go! Happy travelling!