17 Nov Reasons You Should Go Ahead and Book That Beach Vacation
The holidays are fast approaching and the biggest gift you can gift yourself or a loved one is a ticket to paradise. Picture it now: sipping cold, fruity cocktails on a white sand beach with waves crashing only a few feet in front of you. If the mental image isn’t enough to persuade you, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to justify your next tropic getaway.
1. It brings you and your loved one(s) closer together.
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling with the whole family or looking for a quiet, romantic getaway with your significant other – vacation time is key to happier, healthier relationships. It gives everyone a chance to unplug from the daily stresses and distractions of life and focus on what’s important: each other. Families should plan at least one family vacation a year, while couples can likely get away with one or two more due to the lower costs.
2. Nobody will be left out on a family beach trip.
Most people enjoy spending time at the beach, regardless of their age. From grandparents to parents to teenagers to kids, everyone can benefit from a few days by the water. Beach towns are filled with shops, cafes, and water activities that will keep the whole family entertained from sunrise to sunset. If you’re looking for a relaxing and entertaining vacation, then a beach destination is the perfect choice for you.
3. It’s good for your mental health and well-being.
Although the idea here seems rather obvious, science has shown that people are more relaxed and feel better when living in or visiting coastal locations. When in natural settings (especially coastal settings), the brain exhibits less stress and more empathy. An entire book with over 10 years of research has been dedicated to the idea that just being in or around water causes the brain to release happy chemicals, like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
4. Taking vacation time makes you more productive and efficient.
Stop feeling guilty for taking a week off work. Scientific studies actually show that taking vacations replenishes job performance, while vacation deprivation increases mistakes and tension among coworkers. The key to a more effective office and stronger workers is knowing when to take a break, both in small and large durations. After some time away from the office, you’ll return refreshed and relaxed and ready to get back to business.
5. You’ll have new experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime.
In the end, travel is about having new experiences, especially when you can share them with the people you love. Whether it’s from souvenirs, photos, or just mental images, you will always remember the time that you spent together and the memories that you made. Being able to look back on moments like these can sustain feelings of contentment and happiness that will last long after you’ve returned home.