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8 Reasons Why Traveling Is Good for Your Health

Traveling is one of the best things that you can do for your health. It helps your physical and mental health, with many travelers saying that it’s also excellent for the soul.

Sure, there are some stressful and worrying moments. But overall, when you get out on the road and visit new countries you gain in far more ways. This isn’t about just international travel, either. Traveling your own country and being a tourist in your own town can be so beneficially at the same time.

There are no limits when it comes to traveling, except for what you can afford. You can sight-see around some of your most dreamed about countries or choose exotic adventures. Go by rails, car, or even by boat. There are just so many options, and they will all help you in ways that you have never imagined.

It’s time to save up and plan your next vacation (before you check your rehab report). Get out the itinerary and start enjoying your life in ways so many travelers do. Here are eight reasons traveling is so good for the health, both mentally and physically.

 

  1. You’re Able to Get Moving

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The biggest benefit of traveling is the amount of movement that you will do. You will constantly be on the go, even if you are taking a trip on a cruise. There are sights to see and things to do! Read more…

Xenophobia: Why can’t South Africans love Nigerians in return?

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Despite Nigeria’s huge sacrifice in ending apartheid in South Africa, its citizens have continued to be targets of xenophobic attacks by South Africans. Martins Ifijeh writes.

“I remember our primary school days in the 70s when we skipped lunch because government was putting all the monies together as our contribution towards ending apartheid in far away South Africa. We were told our brothers and sisters, who we did not know, were being killed and oppressed in the country because they were fighting to end inequality between the minority whites and the native blacks. Read more…

Dubai lifestyle is addicting to expats

In a survey conducted by DIFC Wills & Probate Registry (WPR), it was found that the majority of respondents end up living in Dubai at least three years longer than planned. What’s more, one in 10 people have stayed over 20 years longer than they expected.

The Dubai lifestyle has proven to be appealing enough to attract more expats over the years, with 64 per cent of them staying significantly longer in Dubai than they had originally intended, showed a recent study. Read more…

World Health Organization: Caution against Zika should remain high

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New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) lists countries where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present, but where there is no sign of the Zika virus.

Although a decline in cases of Zika virus infection has been reported in some countries, there is still a need for heightened vigilance, the WHO reported today, issuing fresh guidance on the virus that has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Read more…

Trump urged to ground Emirates Newark-Athens flight

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US President Donald Trump has been urged to ground an Emirates flight, which could grant the airliner billions of dollars in state subsidies.

Bipartisan members representing New Jersey and New York wrote a letter to the White House this week calling for cancellation of an Emirates flight, set to be launched between the US and Greece, the Hill reported on Wednesday.

The congressmen argued that it is not fair for American airliners to have to compete with the Emirates or other Persian Gulf carriers that get massive foreign subsidies. Read more…

TRAVEL TIPS

 Laugh At Yourself

You will definitely look like a fool many times when traveling to new places. Rather than get embarrassed, laugh at yourself. Don’t be afraid to screw up, and don’t take life so seriously.

Once a whole bus full of Guatemalans laughed with glee when I forced our driver to stop so I could urgently pee on the side of the road. Returning to the bus and laughing with them gave me new friends for the rest of the journey. Read more…

Female Lufthansa pilots are taking off

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On 8 March, on International Women’s Day, six crews from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels consisting only of women will make their morning flights from the Lufthansa Group hubs to Berlin. The jets setting off from Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Zurich and Brussels will each be flown by two female pilots. Read more…

US Travel reacts to revised executive order on visas

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US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s revised travel ban:

“The American travel community supports efforts to bolster national security, and the Trump administration deserves some credit for the substantially more cautious and deliberate introduction of the revised executive order. Read more…