6 reasons why travel is good for your health!


We all know a holiday is good for us right?  But just how good is it really? Travelling has a number of amazing benefits, both to our health and physical well-being, but also to our state of mind.

Here are 6 reasons why you should jump online and book your next holiday quick smart!

  1. Get active
    Whenever you go on holiday, there is a good chance that you will be fairly active. Sightseeing, various sports, playtime with the kids, walking and other physical activities, will ensure you are more active than normal. Let’s face it, when we have had a hard day at the office, all we want to do is have a nice relaxing evening once we get home.

2. Holidays reduce stress

Let’s be honest, this is primarily why we go on holidays. We all need to unwind and relax and some time away from the rat race is the perfect way to do this. Studies conducted in the United States have shown that people who take a vacation each year cut their risk of a heart attack by up to 50%! However, the actual travelling to get to your destination can cause some stress, especially if you haven’t planned properly. Remember to pack light and keep track of your important travel documents. Losing your passport whilst abroad is a sure way to induce stress and we want to avoid that!

  1. Mental readjustment

A holiday is the best way to recharge mentally. It helps you to forget the everyday

stress that you experience in your work environment.  A little rest and relaxation never hurt anyone!

  1. Travelling engages our brains

In line with mental readjustment, travelling actually helps to engage our brain. Think about it, when you travel you have to find your way around, interact with people of various cultures and often think on your feet. This helps you to use your brain in different ways than you might do in your regular routine at home!

  1. Reconnection

Travel is the perfect way to reconnect with your partner or even your family. Our daily lives are often so busy that we only briefly interact in the rush of getting the kids to school, getting to the office or cleaning up after dinner… you know the routine! Time spent away from our busy lives is the best way to spend quality moments with the ones you love.

  1. Travelling is exciting!

Going on holiday is an exciting adventure! Actually, knowing you are going on a holiday can be beneficial for your health even before you set foot on the plane. Again, this is more of a mental benefit but it is good for our souls to have something to look forward to.

So now we know a few benefits that travel can have in our lives. Remember, poor planning can quickly turn a holiday into a nightmare! So make sure you have everything ready and in place before you leave your front door!
Bon voyage and here’s to your health!


Sophie is the owner of Drift Travel Wallets who have an extensive range of quality travel wallets. Not surprisingly, she loves to travel and will use any excuse to test out her products!