You may be able to wind down on weekends sometimes, but when you carve out a solid week for a vacation, you are able to really get out of work mode. You can catch up on sleep and work on getting rid of habits that tend to contribute to stress. Travelling can help with a demanding job, a bad breakup, the loss of a loved one. Just like the heroine in Eat, Pray, Love, travel can be a great relief from the stress and unhappiness that come along with those.
People seek from their travels what they don’t have back home: better weather, nicer scenery, the freedom to do what they want, experiences they can’t normally have, a slower relaxing pace.
Travel has the power to let you not only escape but also heal. A new place with lots of fun distractions can work wonders. You’ll return home more at peace with yourself and your challenging situations.