During our visit, we had a number of wonderful experiences in the Minneapolis area, which we will be writing about. On the way back home, we also made stops in New Glarus, Wisconsin and Springfield, Illinois.
I will be writing about each of these adventures in the very near future. So, stay tuned. What I wanted to share with you today is the somewhat surprising finding that traveling can be good for you, despite the perceived stresses of flying and driving.
A study conducted by Expedia in 2013 found that 90% of vacationers experienced less stress after a day or two away from the office or factory. Many other studies have shown that the failure to take regular vacations can both speed up the aging process and result in a greater risk of coronary related disease and deaths. "Feeling Stressed? Hit the Road," Minnesota, Money Magazine, October 2014, p. 9.
Now, not everyone can travel or take a vacation as often as we do. But keep in mind, if you can, give a vacation a try. It just might save your life.