5 Scenarios Where Travel Can Be Therapeutic


We all know that traveling can have a positive effect on your health (just read our blog about it!), and in some cases, it can actually be therapeutic. There are always going to be hardships in your life and sometimes the best way to deal with them is to take a trip. Here are five common scenarios where travel can help:

You Lost Your Job

Whether you were fired or laid off, losing your job is never easy – especially if it’s a job you really enjoyed. Before you start looking for a new one, make it a point to take a trip to somewhere you’ve never been. Then, take some time to think about the kind of career you want – you just may discover that you’d rather be on another path. Come back with a fresh mind and some confidence and that new job will be yours in no time.

You’re Going Through a Break-Up

What better way to forget about your ex than to submerge yourself in a new place? Instead of planting yourself on the couch with a pint of ice cream (which gives you way too much time to think), plan a solo trip after a break-up and take your focus off of it all. Meet some new people, try some new food, and take some time to discover the area with a clear mind. Once you come back, concentrate on you before diving into a new relationship.

You Need Some Alone Time

One of the best things you can do for yourself is take a leap and plan a trip to somewhere new with no one but you. While solo travel may be intimidating (especially if it’s to a place you’ve never been), it can also be a way to boost your confidence and learn who you are. If your life is hectic at the moment, get away from it all for a few days and do the things you love – schedule a massage, go golfing, read a good book, and more. You’ll return feeling revived.

You’re Unsure of Your Future

No one can predict the future, which can be a scary thing sometimes. If there’s something serious on the horizon like an engagement or a career change and you’re unsure about it, take a minute to think about what you really want. Plan a getaway and use the time to determine where you see yourself in a few years and your feelings towards your future. While you may not come to a concrete conclusion, some uninterrupted time to think is always helpful.

You Lost a Loved One

Losing a loved one is difficult and it can be especially hard to go through your normal routine in the days or months that follow. If you haven’t had enough time to grieve, plan a trip to do just that. Disconnecting from work, friends, and other ordinary things in your life can be therapeutic and a good way to deal with your sorrow. It’s also a good way to prepare yourself mentally for a future that will be different without your loved one.