Need To Boost Your Mood? Don’t Shop, Travel

June 22, 2016  |  

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Many of us go on shopping sprees or dine out to relieve stress and boost our moods. But do those things actually make us happy? According to Priceline’s latest survey, the answer is no.

Titled, Traveler’s Sweet Spot, more than half of those who participated in the survey told Priceline.com that traveling improves their attitude more than the aforementioned or even exercising. For example, 38 percent of the men and 34 percent of women who responded to the survey revealed that romantic getaways are the best vacations, whereas 33 percent of all respondents shared that family escapes helped boost their mood. Travel + Leisure reports that “four out of five Americans would rather take multiple, short getaways than one long vacation this year. Forty-four percent would like to take three to four trips this year to be happier.”

Brigit Zimmerman, who serves as the Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages for Priceline.com says, “Research tells us that 44 percent of Americans frequently regret not being able to go on more trips, and the majority are not booking these trips due to travel costs.” Because of this, Priceline has created a list of cities for Americans to travel to so they can plan accordingly and use the vacation time they so often lose.

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