Traveling is the best thing ever. Exploring new cities, meeting new people from different cultures and enjoying the most beautiful and breathtaking places in the whole world. I think there’s no better way to relax. Unfortunately, life isn’t always a bed of roses so there might be a moment where you get homesick or you feel a bit down. The key is not to let this ruin your holiday, but to make the best out of your trip. In the meantime, make sure to always stay in touch with your friends and family. Don’t forget to recharge phone credit before you leave. We’ll give you 5 more tips, based on scientific research, to make the best out of every travel experience. Let’s go!
1. Short breaks do it better
Of course, the ultimate dream is to go on a world tour for at least one year – or longer. Nevertheless, research shows that this isn’t what truly makes you happy. Frequently smaller trips, like a one-week holiday on the coast of somewhere beautiful, contribute to your overall well-being more than a major, but less infrequent trip. This can be explained by the fact that the ultimate enjoyment of a human-being reaches its peak at about eight days. This means the ideal solution is to take short breaks more often. A win-win situation!
2. Do what makes you happy
This may sound obvious, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Researchers found that people are happiest when they’re relaxing, eating or socializing. So, that’s exactly what you should do on a holiday. Don’t cut costs on delicious food or a wellness massage, you deserve it. Just do whatever makes you happy and it’ll surely do you good.
3. Save the best for the last
It’s understood that we’re most likely to remember the things that happened most recently. This means that the end of a trip can be recalled more easily than the beginning of a trip. If you wish to come home filled with positive energy and free of care, make the best out of your final night. Drink champagne, order a five course meal and book a night in a beautiful luxury hotel. Make it unforgettable!
4. Back to normal life
All good things come to an end, and so does your trip… There is nothing more annoying than coming home on a Sunday evening and having to get back to work the next morning. In order to benefit from all the positive effects of your trip, you need to manage this transition. Try to hold on to that holiday feeling by planning some fun, relaxing things when you get back home.
5. Spread the word
Back home again, it’s time to shape your memories! The best way to do so, is to tell anyone who wants to listen, about how fantastic and enriching your trip was. Positive thoughts and a positive attitude create more happiness and success – so feel free to show your most beautiful pictures and tell the best anecdotes.
Here you are! Applying these tips will make sure you are able to get the best out of every travel experience. Happy holidays!