It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about getting in shape for summer vacation! If you are like a lot of other travelers you likely have some exciting plans for this summer and if it involves going on a cruise then you know the likelihood of needing to look good in a swimsuit skyrockets with every port of call. So, without further ado, we thought we’d offer up some simple ideas for getting in shape for your upcoming summer cruise and any other travel you may be planning!
to shape your entire life. Of the countless lessons that can be learned from travel, here are the top 8 life enhancing lessons that you can only learn by travelling.
1. Travel adds vitality to your life by introducing you to first time experiences
Think back to when you were a child and remember the vitality associated with engaging in first time experiences, such as a first kiss. As you age, your portfolio of experiences is ever increasing and the opportunity for first time experiences decreases. Traveling to new places allows you to experience those youthful “first time” feelings, thereby adding vitality to your life. Because the world is so vast, you will never run out of places to go and experiencing things for the first time will never be in short supply when exploring the world.
Opening yourself up to these experiences will allow you to see the incredible diversity that exists in the world. This will foster an appreciation for others that will not only make you a worldlier person, it will also make you happier, better educated, and more understanding of cultural differences. If you want to immerse yourself completely in a new culture, relying on the expertise of a travel agent will go a long way. Because they have the network, experience, and knowledge of available options, they can arrange for the best tour guides and translators that can facilitate in your cultural assimilation.
3. It helps you to rediscover your true self
In a culture that demands constant stimulation and success, modern humans have the tendency to neglect self-reflection, which can lead to life paths that are less than satisfactory. Self-reflection is a necessary ingredient to really understanding your true self and making better decisions. Travel is a great vehicle for self-reflection because it affords you the opportunity to unplug from the world and engage in self-dialogue. The lessons you learn about yourself from travelling can be transferred to your everyday life so that you can align your decisions and habits with your true-self, leading to utmost happiness.
variety of people. These bonds have the potential to last a lifetime. Forging friendships with people from differing backgrounds across the globe will greatly enhance your understanding of others and will significantly improve your ability to communicate and connect with others. This will greatly enhance your everyday life back at home in a multitude of ways.
5. You learn new cuisines.
As creatures of habit, humans have a tendency to fall into food ruts and eat the same old boring foods. Enjoying a rainbow of flavors on a regular basis has the potential to significantly add joy into your life. Travelling introduces you to a variety of cuisines that you can cook back at home. These enhanced flavor palettes will not only expand your cooking capacity, but it will also give you an opportunity to relive experiences that you indulged in when you were travelling.
also necessary for physical and mental health. Travelling allows you to disconnect from the minutia of everyday life and reap the healing benefits of separating yourself from your everyday, frenetic environment.
7. It makes you a better human being.
After travelling, you’ll find yourself feeling kinder to the strangers you encounter back at home. The beneficial effects of travel have a reverberating effect on one’s life, which permeate the mundaneness of normal everyday life. Because travelling makes you happier, you will feel more motivated to treat others with kindness. Travelling also allows you to engage with people from a wide array of backgrounds and cultures, thus fostering your understanding and acceptance of others.
world will not only help you mentally and physically in the short term, the lessons learned from travelling will also be useful in shaping the rest of your life.
Vacations are a time for fun, relaxation, and exploration. Everyone, regardless of financial status, is entitled to this time. Finding ways to save money for a vacation should not take away from the joys of planning a trip. Here are 8 ways that can make saving for travel a breeze!
require mental effort. The biggest advantage of doing it this way is that you won’t even notice that the money has been transferred. It will seem as though you never had it in the first place. Working with a travel agent in advance will give you a better sense of how much money you will need to automatically transfer each paycheck.
2. Be up front with your travel agent about your budget...
Travel agents are experts in travel planning for a variety of budgets. The goals of the very best travel planners are to tailor a travel experience to meet your individual needs. Your travel agent may also have perks that are uniquely available to their agency that you would otherwise not have access to. If you are honest with your travel planner, you are guaranteed to get the most bang for your buck. You will also save both money and time by using a travel planner.
Whether you are looking to cool off in the sea, go for a hike amongst the mountains, or tour unique city streets, Cuba has so much to offer. Cuban locals offer a welcoming experience for travelers, which makes for an amazing experience. That combined with the unsullied infrastructure, stunning landscape, and vibrant culture that is particular to Cuba, this is one destination every traveler should experience.
1. Visit Cuba sooner rather than later if you want to see the real Cuba!
After the travel ban was lifted in 2014, US tourists began pouring in. This has led to increased commercialization. While this is definitely a positive for Cuba’s local economy, it also means that Cuba is about to undergo some serious changes in the places that attract the most tourists. No need to worry though, Cuba still remains alive with authentic Cuban culture.
2. If it’s sunny skies you want, visit between December and May!
Cuba has beautiful weather during its dry season, which is between December and May. While Cuba always maintains a warm and beautiful tropical climate year-round, you are likely to see more rain after May. Your travel agent can help find the perfect time to suite your needs.
The following article was published in Cruise Fever on June 12, 2017.
Angela is a professional freelance travel writer and published indie author – AngelaMinor.com
Use these five embarkation tips on your much-anticipated cruise vacation, and let the fun begin!
Thelma has been an avid fan of cruising for some time and feels this is a great way to see several different islands in one amazing trip. She loves to help her clients plan their vacations whether it's by land or sea.