When is the last time you deliberately went to a location where there is no cell phone signal? If you don’t know the answer to that question, maybe it’s time to get outdoors this summer. If you find yourself longing for open skies, fresh air and stunning vistas, here are three good reasons to schedule a hiking vacation immediately.
Reasons for Summer Hiking Vacations
It’s Good for Your Health: The University of Exeter has just published new research on the benefits of spending time outdoors. The study found that people who spend at least two hours per week outdoors in nature are much more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing that those who rarely get out in nature. A hiking vacation can set the stage for making time outdoors a habit in your life.
Hiking Vacations Help You Relax: A high-stress life in the hustle and bustle of the city can make you forget about the things that matter most in life.
In addition to seeing a new location elsewhere in the world, hiking will give you quiet time for reflection, goal setting and meditation in a much healthier atmosphere. And if there’s no cell phone signal where you go for a hike — the better!
Great for Self Confidence: Anyone can take a vacation to Switzerland (or some other location). But not everyone can say they went there and hiked to Italy through the Alps.
A multi-day hike through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world can give you renewed self-confidence. When you get back from your hiking vacation, you’ll be ready to take on anything the world throws at you.
Those are just a few reasons why you should schedule a summer hiking vacation today. Once you decide to do it, your biggest challenge will be selecting from among the many spectacular destinations around the world.