According to information published in the Hostelworld Global Traveler Report, Americans are half as likely than Europeans to travel abroad. A recent article pointed out just how many health benefits one can get from traveling, which might make you rethink your summer plans.
One study from the Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that both men and women who travel are less likely to experience a heart attack.
Other studies have found that traveling tends to reduce the stress levels while on vacation as well as after the fact. A better mood can actually last for weeks following a vacation. Other studies have found that simply planning a vacation is enough to boost the mood.
Still more studies have found that people get a boost to their creativity after traveling abroad and spending some time immersed in the local country.