Well, this is it! It's been a long, long campaign, but somehow the U.S. elections came and went, results are in and the new president will take over in a few months. In case you need any, here are 4 reasons why you should consider booking your next vacation today!
For many people, the election campaign has proven to be a very stressful, suspenseful and anxiety provoking time. For some, they will remain apprehensive and uncertain for more months to come, as we await the beginning of this new presidency and anticipate all the changes (good and potentially not so good) that may arise at this time of transition. As discussed in this article, part of Trump's campaign tactics that he utilized so well involved recognizing, using and intensifying the voter's emotions. Regardless of political beliefs, we must acknowledge that he did this very well. However, these prolonged acute emotions along with the stress induced from the upcoming transition and uncertainty can have unfavorable impacts on a person's health (let's face it, as human beings we do better with predictability and routine, while the unknown causes increased stress). This could thankfully be reduced with the help of a relaxing getaway!
Possible Changes with Regards to Travel
Furthermore, this new president elect represents possible significant impacts on various domains, including travel. Many articles have already been released, such as this one, highlighting the possible impacts of Donald Trump's electoral win on travels. Speculations vary widely through various articles and include the possibility of a significant reduction of visitors to the United States and predictions that it may be more difficult for certain individuals to gain access to the U.S. While it will take time to see if any of these possibilities become reality or not, it's important to take some time to rest and relax, lower the feelings of uneasiness and tension that have taken over many people for months. No one knows what changes may come, but why take the risk when you can travel now!
Celebrating or Grieving
For some, it is a time of celebration, as Trump's successful campaign represents the outcome they desired. This could suggest a more festive type vacation with emphasis on happiness and victory. However, for others this is a time to process Hillary's loss, while important to also adjust to this new upcoming president. Taking a step back from your routine will enable you to process these news and readjust your thoughts. Regardless both sides could benefit of some time away!
Break from Media Coverage
After so many months of election campaign, such intense coverage of the candidates' every moves, many people could benefit from a break from it all! Obviously it's not possible to escape the elections, nor should you necessarily want to, but to have a short period of time away from the media coverage could give you a much needed reprieve to gather your thoughts, process everything that has happened and refocus for the upcoming president.
Bottom Line: As you can see, this was not meant to be a political blog, but instead had a focus of incorporating positive travels within this emotionally driven tense campaign. Regardless if your reason for your travels is to celebrate the win of your preferred candidate, to leave all the electoral campaign ads behind in order to reduce your anticipation anxiety, or to travel to a location other than the United States due to current uncertainties being experienced during this transition, taking some time to relax, rejuvenate and explore is certainly an idea that deserves consideration today! Of course not everyone has money saved up or available for an escape, but you don’t need to go far to get that break that you deserve. Read tips and tricks on how to travel cheaply and learn how to help make your dream vacation come true! Have something to look forward to in an uncertain future!
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