There are few things in life more fulfilling than travel. It broadens our perspective by exposing us to new cultures, customs, and ways of thinking and, in the end, leads us to self-actualization. As author David Mitchell so eloquently put it, “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
But the benefits to traveling don’t end with spiritual enlightenment. A recent study in the UK suggests that traveling could actually improve your health.
Expedia surveyed a total of 31 million travelers who had taken a vacation in the last year. Of those surveyed, 81 percent said they felt better as a direct result of their vacation. That fact shouldn’t surprise anyone, of course taking a vacation will make you feel better, but the study also suggests that taking a vacation can help you lose weight, gain confidence, feel younger, and yes, even have more sex.