The National Digest

Self-Care Through Travel

Self-care is crucial for maintaining one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Oftentimes, people will treat themselves to a few days away for a little bit of rest and relaxation. Much like vacations, self-care doesn’t just happen—it needs to be planned. Here are some factors to consider when deciding how you’d prefer to rejuvenate and recharge through travel.

In general, experts recommend spending time with family and other loved ones as a form of self-care, making a group vacation an ideal practice. Cruises and family resorts would make great vacations for families and friends looking to get away together.

However, sometimes it is the presence of other people that contribute to the stress of an individual, so they need some time to themselves. Solo traveling is becoming more common in the industry, with many travelers doing so in the name of self-care. Road trips, guided tours and adults-only resorts are all great options for a solo traveler wanting to take some time for themselves.

Vacations are for meant to be enjoyed, but that includes more than simply laying around the pool for the entire stay. Exercise is a physically important part of self-care, but is emotionally important as well. There are plenty of ways for a traveler to be active, no matter the location. Hiking mountainous terrains, walking along stretches of beaches, exploring new cities or simply visiting a resort’s gym will provide a traveler with the physical activity they need.

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