“Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before” the Dalai Lama is quoted as saying and if he’s priced airfare lately he’d know that now is the time to go. Travel experts are currently seeing the lowest airfare in years! According to Airline Research Firm, Hopper, a combination of low fuel prices and an increase in competition has pushed airline prices to the lowest they have been in 4 years. If that’s not reason enough to persuade you to start booking your next home exchange then here are a few more reasons that will have you booking your new adventure today.
Good For Your Health
Studies show that vacationing is known to lower the risk of heart disease, help with depression and promote brain health. With health benefits like that there’s no need to feel guilty about never actually running in that marathon you’ve always talked about.
Makes You Smarter
Traveling and experiencing new cultures is known to increase intelligence. Do you come in last at every Pub Quiz Night you attend? Maybe a week on the Amalfi Coast or a Caribbean island will change that. It can’t hurt.
Learn Something New
Why read about history in a book or watch a documentary when you can experience it for yourself. There’s no better way to learn and retain information than with a first hand experience.
According to the US Travel Association, couples who often travel together have been found to have happier and healthier relationships. While it may not make your husband any more willing to ask for directions, couples who often face the challenges of traveling to foreign countries are found to have stronger relationships.
Gain A Fresh Perspective
Getting away from the day-to-day grind will help you better deal with life’s hurdles. People often find that they return from a get-away with a clear head and fresh solutions to the struggles they may be dealing with in their lives
You’ll have experiences that will last a lifetime and stories to tell for years to come. Not to mention, all those fabulous photos to improve your Instagram feed.
Meet New People
One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting new people. People are much more open to chatting and sharing their experience while on vacation than in regular day-to-day life. There is something to learn from everyone you meet especially fellow travelers.
Learn A New Language
Parlez-vous Francais? Parli Italiano? Traveling to a new country is a great opportunity to learn a new language or at least a handful of words and phrases. Not only is it interesting to study a foreign language but it’s also the proper traveling etiquette when a guest in another country.
International Vacation Home Exchange offers luxury homes in 70 countries around the world. Whether your travel interests are , , or any other type of vacation, IVHE has the perfect property for your home away from home. Call the today to start making your travel plans. What exotic destination will you be jetting off to?
Thank you to travel blogger Lisa Medeiros. Follow her on Twitter @lisamedeiros_
Photo Credits: photos are property of Lisa Browne. Follow her on Instagram @thefabulisetraveler