Looking for a holiday gift? Try a memorable trip


Posted at Sep 18 2018 05:48 PM

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The '-ber' months are here, and it's time to make the holiday spirit come alive. Each year, Filipinos vow to give their loved ones the best gift possible, but nothing could be more challenging than picking a gift that best represents them.

This year, a nice shake-up from the usual designer clothes, fancy meals, and the newest video games would be to treat loved ones with something unforgettable — a trip to a relaxing destination.

Traveling is known to yield more than just selfies and souvenirs. 

When people travel, they get to experience the world beyond what they imagine. They are able to pick up fresh perspectives, connect with other people, and even discover themselves during their trip.

More so, traveling can induce the release of happy hormones similar to the ones induced by exercise. It has been associated with improving overall well-being, as it allows 'work warriors' to escape the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, workplace stress, meetings — name it.

New experiences gained from traveling are not only enjoyed in the moment — they can serve as fuel for tough days ahead. Traveling recharges and keeps one going.

According to Dr. Jean Kim in Psychology Today, the novelty of travel helps improve thought processes. Quoting another expert, she added that it could also help generate creativity, useful for those returning to work after their getaway.

Well-being aside, there is another good thing that can be gained from traveling — memories that will last a lifetime.

How does one kick start their de-stressing journey? A good way is by planning an itinerary in advance.

This can be done by using flight and hotel booking apps like Traveloka. Great news is, Traveloka will be holding a Big Blowout Sale from September 19-21.

The sale will feature discounts of up to 78% on selected flights and hotels. Some discounts can also be combined with flight and hotel coupons, which can be used for more savings.

More information can be found on the Traveloka website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

The Traveloka app is also available on Android and iOS.

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