Scientific Study Shows Vacations Are Good For You

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In what might seem like a dispatch from the Department of the Blatantly Obvious, a new study has shown that travel is good for you. Human beings have long experienced the relaxation and change in perspective that taking a holiday promotes, but now there is scientific data to reinforce such conclusions.

The study was sponsored by European travel firm Kuoni and tracked 12 pairs of individuals, with half of them travelling abroad and the other half staying put. Scientists measured the subjects’ blood pressure, stress levels, and other metrics to determine their well-being.

Find out more about the study at Independent.ie

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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.