Her Narrative: Travel and Mental Health

Unless you’ve experienced it, the concept can be hard to grasp. The thought of travel boosting a person’s mental well-being isn’t always accepted or understood. On the rare occasion that I explain this thought process, it’s viewed as an excuse. Let’s make one thing clear: an excuse is never necessary. Although the reasons may differ, people who travel for leisure agree, it has a positive effect on their mental health.

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Reflecting on Last Year (2020): Best Travel Experience to Date

Is a month and a half into 2021 too late to reflect on the drag that 2020 had for me? No! 2020 was the very first year that I was unable to travel freely. Not being able to escape when my stress levels were too high or when in need of clarity took a heavy toll on my mental well-being. Thankfully, my best friend and I took a long and well-needed vacation before the world shut down. 

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I’ve shied away from creating the stereotypical “intro blog post.” I wasn’t quite sure what would go here apart from the short bio on my homepage. So, we are going to make this short and sweet. My name is Richelle. I’ve been traveling since I was a few months old. Since I can remember, I’ve loved to explore different places, enjoy the company of people with different backgrounds, and try as many new foods as my picky appetite allows.

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