Why Traveling Makes You Happier


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Have you ever heard the traveling makes you happier? Do you believe it? Our Philadelphia Airport long-term parking members do! In this blog, we list seven reasons why you should plan a trip and start smiling.


When you travel to new places, you put yourself in situations you may not put yourself in otherwise. Experiencing and conquering these situations boosts your confidence, which in turn, makes you happier person.

Friendly Locals

Head somewhere known for its friendly locals and you’ll be smiling during your entire trip. Everyone knows that happiness is contagious, so surround yourself with it and you’ll be sure to have a wonderful time.

New Memories

Looking back on happy memories can give us a boost of high spirits, so why not take a trip and make some new memories to cherish? You’ll be happier every time you think of your adventure.


No matter who you are or what you do, your life can probably be pretty chaotic at times. Between work, friends, family, social media, gym memberships, daycare, and more, you may have found yourself longing for a break. Traveling can help you disconnect from your everyday life and discover a new lifestyle.

Quality Time

Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, with family, or with your significant other, vacations give you some quality time with the people around you and can boost your comfort and happiness.


No matter where you travel, you’ll learn something new, which not only increases the broad spectrum of things you know (and your ability to discuss them), but will also make you more interesting to people.


In a study done by Dr. Jeroen Nawijn, of Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, he found that people who took vacations were happier just before their trip than those who didn’t take vacations. This is because they were looking forward to getting away. If you’ve ever planned a vacation, you’ve probably been in a great mood in the days or weeks leading up to it.