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When it comes to planning a vacation, most people think of sunny beaches or city breaks. Very few people consider vacationing in the mountains–but in reality, there are lots of wonderful reasons to do this, especially if you are feeling stressed out with the daily rat race. Here are four reasons why vacationing in the mountains is a fantastic idea:
The Chance to Disconnect
One of the best things about a mountain vacation is that it gives you the chance to disconnect. Technology is a huge part of modern society, and while it does provide lots of advantages, it can also be very mentally taxing; in fact, a recent study found that too much tech is bad for our mental health.
However, most mountain vacation areas have poor signal, forcing people to take a break and disconnect from tech. This much-needed break allows you to relax and reconnect with yourself so that you feel revitalized and content when you go back to your normal life.
The Natural Beauty
Mountains are filled with lots of natural beauty, from forests to lakes to waterfalls. This stunning natural beauty will appeal to anyone who loves nature. You will also see very few man-made things that you would see on other holidays (such as restaurants, giant hotels, and airports), which is ideal for anyone who really wants to disconnect from standard human life.
You Can Try New Forms of Exercise
Mountains also give people the chance to exercise in new ways. Most mountains have lots of hiking and trekking trails, as well as lakes for outdoor swimming.
It is also possible to ski and snowboard if you are visiting a snowy mountain. Both snowing and skiing are great forms of exercise; they provide a full body work out while you see stunning views, and they can improve your overall strength fairly quickly. If you have bought brand-new skis or a snowboard for your trip, you may be wondering, “Do you need to wax a new snowboard?”. The answer is no, not normally, but you may need to if it isn’t already waxed.
The Fresh Air
Finally spending time on a mountain will allow you to breathe in lots of fresh, clean air. Research from Japan found that we breathe in beneficial substances when we breathe in the mountain forest air, including negatively-charged ions and beneficial bacteria. So if you spend a few days in the mountains, your lungs should get a much-needed break from the constant flow of city air.
A mountain holiday is perfect for any nature or exercise lover who needs to take a break from the city–but it is also well-suited to anyone who is feeling stressed out by the constant flow of technology in their lives. It is also possible to book a mountain holiday in most states, so you don’t have to travel far to take a break from reality; in fact, you may only need to drive for a few hours.