As noted in a recent blog for the Huffington Post UK, Dr Linda Papdopoulos, psychologist, suggests that holidays are essential of our mental well-being. It’s no wonder that vacations are something that are part of every single society on earth. Vacations are an integral part of our psyche, and allow us to reconnect with ourselves. Because the after-effects of vacations of short-lived just goes to show that we need to go on more vacations,-more often. That euphoric feeling of being re-energized is quite important when it comes to being able to perform optimally at work or at home.
North Americans have the added benefit of being able to go anywhere on Earth with relative ease- we have access to flights, and our passports pretty much give us easy entry into almost every country on earth.
Yet it’s hard to think about where we want to go on vacation. We have a limited amount of time off every year, and coming up with really creative places to visit is harder than we want to admit- so we fall back into our old tried and true vacations down south- whether its Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, or Dominican.
Well, it doesn’t have to be that way, a recent article on Huffington Post catalogs 10 amazing vacation ideas that need to be on everyone’s bucket list. The beauty of this list is that it helps expand our mind to places that we normally wouldn’t think of visiting- from the tranquil beaches of the Philippines to rural views of Ireland, and the breath-taking scenery of New Zealand. Each one of these destinations is a place that will change your life.
Here is the top 10 list:
5. Northern Chile
9. New Zealand
10. St. Lucia
Looking at that list makes us rethink our wishlist, and the places that we have on it. There is a great big world out there, and only seeing a part of it isn’t doing yourself justice. Regardless of what you’re looking for in a vacation destination this year, you’ll find something on this list, and if you don’t- perhaps it will help narrow down what you value with your free time.