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You may want to make your next vacation an “adventure vacation!” They’re proven to make us less stressed. There was a study involving 900 lawyers – who have one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. And researchers found that the lawyers whose vacations included activities like kayaking and zip-lining had lower levels of stress in their daily lives, compared to lawyers who sat on a beach. That’s because physical activity triggers the release of feel-good endorphins, which are proven to reduce stress.

Also, if you travel with your family, an adventure vacation will bring you closer. A Purdue University study found that when we share exciting activities – anything from rock-climbing to a day of sailing – we encourage communication and a sense of solidarity, which leads to a stronger family bond.

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