With a new year just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect upon 2012 and to consider what we would like to improve upon and strive for in the coming year. Besides wanting to lose weight or be more productive, many people also put “travel more” on their list of resolutions.
It’s true that we Americans spend far less time at leisure than our European counterparts. And it’s also true that vacations are an important part of our overall quality of life. In fact, studies have shown that people who travel and take time off from work enjoy better overall health and life satisfaction. When we’re on vacation, we’re more at ease, we disconnect from our everyday mundane tasks, and life seems fresh and exciting. By taking time away from our routines, we open our minds to new experiences.
In 2013, why not set some time aside to explore an area you’ve always wanted to visit? With some nations within the European Union in financial crisis, we have an improved dollar-to-euro conversion rate. Travel isn’t cheap, but the benefits you’ll reap—both in improved health and in outlook—will be priceless![polldaddy poll=6780872]