In my last post I talked about stress and how a change of enviroment can help relieve stress. Well, a great way to change scenery is too travel!
Most of us have already travelled in our lifetimes, some even travel far distances almost everyday. People wonder why someone would leave the comfort of their home and spend money on leaving home when most of them come home at the end of the day/week/month.
What these people do not understand is that there are benefits to travelling around, but what are these benefits?
As I mentioned at the beginning, travelling can help reduce your stress level if you need a change of scenery. One day I was completely stressed out, and that happened to be on the same day I had to go pick up my new german shepherd puppy, Chico. On the entire ride, that was over two hours long, I just looked out the window of my car and slowly lose myself in the trees and farms around me. By the time I was halfway to our destination I felt completely at ease and forgot about my troubles, and that was only for driving for an hour!
The ability to lose yourself in your mind or surroundings are amplified when you are in an unfamiliar setting. Which is why travelling can help reduce your stress levels.
Another great reason to travel is because you will gain a shift in perspective. Especially if you live in a small town or another country! Being able to see a new culture or being able to see sights that you never seen before will help you develop cultural diversity.
I lived in a small city for most of my childhood and I hardly ever left the city because my parents were too busy to visit other cities unless they were thirty minutes away or less, (and where I come from all major cities are at least two hours away). One day I got the opportunity to go visit London, Ontario when I was younger and I begged my parents to let me go to London. When I got there I went to the downtown area where they have the huge mall and buildings and you could say I was in my very own culture shock. Seeing a humongous building was not a common sight for me, and most of my friends giggled at how I was basically staring at the sky.
When I went back home I felt like I have seen more of the world and I was more aware of the world around me. It was an amazing feeling!
Today I can’t stop travelling and I feel like I have to travel every chance I get. Once you travel once you will get addicted. With every trip you go on you must plan in advance and have emergency plans in case something goes terribly wrong. I urge every one of yours to travel at some point this year, there are way more benefits then the two I listed today, do some research and you will soon discover that travelling might be one of the best things you can do in your lifetime.
In an effort to generate more profit airlines are always looking to generate more revenue. One of the ways to accomplish that is to reduce leg room to allow for more rows of seats. So who has the most leg room and best economy seating? Number one is Jet Blue with a 33″ seat pitch (space from a point on seat to the same point on the seat in front).