Health Lifestyle

Leisure Traveling

Leisure Travel
Traveling as a Lifestyle

What is leisure travel?  It is simply traveling for the purpose of relaxation and vacation to remove one’s self from the daily stress of domestic and work life.  It is to be differentiated from work travel which entails continued performance of work responsibilities regardless if the place of destination make it easy to forget such responsibilities.

What is Leisure?

The time spent by people away from work, business, compulsory education, and domestic tasks are said to be used for leisure.  Leisure therefore connotes some form of derived pleasure from performing the activity.  Anything forced is not leisurely done and thus does not qualify as a leisurely activity.

Because personal responsibilities are inevitably tied to the home and workplace, the initial reaction is always to go travel and take luxurious trips and tours to a place which is far from pressing responsibilities.  It should be a place where beauty, serenity, and relaxing activity are found. Leisure traveling is closely tied with the desire for regeneration and healing.

Beauty in nature fills the soul.

Beauty

Nature in its unaltered state is the most beautiful.  As people bring themselves closer to it, the more benefits are derived.  This is because the beauty that nature offers goes beyond the superficial.  Even works of art with nature themes offer benefits in its transformed state.

It is no wonder then that travelers go to great lengths to reach places of renowned beauty and revel in discovering previously unknown places of interest.  The number one requirement of a leisure travel is a place of destination that offers quiet and natural beauty. Action-packed destinations may be fun but the level of required excitement to enjoy may be such  as to make enjoyment more of a chore rather than a natural result of seeing the place.

Peace and tranquility in being close to nature

Serenity

A leisure traveler usually desires peace and serenity which cannot be readily provided by their place of origin. They usually have to travel thousands of  miles away to detach themselves from the worries they carry,  The pricier resorts are usually found in rather secluded and private areas  because this is where the desired quietness resides.

One of the major causes of physical and psychological ailments is stress.  Stress is present everywhere but most particularly in the very places and circles where people regularly move.  This reality has spawned the industry of healing travel where travelers expect to be healed more than anything else.

Leisurely activities are done because they are enjoyed and not because they are required and recorded.

Leisurely Activity

Doing absolutely nothing during a vacation simply does not work for everybody.  Leisure travel can be used to discover great and historical sites.  It can also be used as a time for pampering one’s self with offered services of health resorts .  It is a time to do activities that will encourage bodies to function and work properly such as exercising and yoga. Yoga offers the additional benefit of psychological and emotional betterment.

These activities will work towards the achievement of wellness goals if the effort is done in a leisurely pace at the traveler’s convenience.  There must be a way of continuing these activities in a reasonable level even when vacationers have come back to their homes.  Although the main objective of a leisure travel is to provide a break from stress, it would be a lot better if it could be the catalyst for a complete overhaul of an unhealthy lifestyle.

My Say

It has been observed that the line that separates leisure travel from health travel is getting less and less defined. The desire to “get away from it all” even temporarily offers a respite that makes it possible for people to rejuvenate and recover when they go travel to another place.  Tours and trips will always be available for leisure travelers but if these options prove impossible, then it is time to find options nearer to home.

58 Comment

  1. Travel for leisure is one of the wholesome a person or even the whole family to have a great of pleasure for having staying away from the day-to-day stressful activities they do indulge with. Not counting the cost that this activity may have, this is really a stress reliever.

  2. Getting a vacation after a long period of work is having quality time for one self. A tired mind should take a break and an exhausted body must rejuvenate. Travel with leisure can be very exciting though a little expensive but it’s worth the spending.

  3. i guess we all deserve to get away from the stress of work and responsibility once in a while..life is short, spend sometime with yourself..don’t hesitate to spend some of what you worked hard for..Yahweh bless

  4. I sometimes get this feeling when all I wanna do is run away and break the monotony in my everyday life. I haven’t been to many places. There are even places around Metro Manila that I haven’t been to. For the past months that I’ve been blogging and encountering beautiful travel blogs from others, I am inspired to see the world and experience it myself rather than just read about them. To all the travel bloggers, I hope you know how much you have inspired me to get myself out there 🙂

  5. Tama lahat ng nasa taas. Nakakawala talaga ng stress ang pamamasyal. Ahay lalo na sa trabaho ko nakak stress grabe. Nagtratravel nga ako pero stress naman. Iba talaga ang mag travel na ang purpose lang ay mag relax.

  6. I just wish my husband can do this. I think he really needs one. I see him so dedicated to his work and forget to pamper himself and have fun sometimes.

  7. I want to experience Leisure travel one of these days. Going into one palce, peaceful and away from a big city,no work to think and just enjoy the serenity of the place

  8. Speaking of traveling, I am looking forward to our four month long vacation in the Philippines. Yay, can’t wait to eat a variety of Filipino goodies.

  9. As far as I know, the close relation of leisure and health travel gave rise to health tourism and It has been becoming popular worldwide. Philippines embarked on this phenomenon too, given the fact that we got lots tourist spots across the regions.

  10. Oh! You reminded me that I needed to take a vacay, soon. My “nature” side is actually needing to be refilled. Haha! Will plan for this the soonest.

  11. I have two spots I go to for leisure traveling and I highly recommend them: Mati, a few hours away from Davao (for the provincial and carefree living) and Zambales (for the sun, sea, and surf) 🙂

  12. I’m also into the leisure-type when I travel. I’ve tried bringing some of my work in my previous trips. But I never really get any work done.. so I stopped doing it. I just make sure to finish all of my deadlines before I make a trip. And as what you’ve mentioned about activities and such.. I can attest to this. While some of my cousins prefer to sleep all day while we’re out vacationing out of town.. some of my family members would rather swim then stay all day in the hotel.. It’s just a matter of how one wants to experience a leisurely travel. 🙂

  13. After reading this post, I feel like I need to plan for a leisure travel.. 🙂 Nothing feels good than leaving everything behind for a while and treat ourselves to a wonderful break..

  14. Leisure Traveling is also similar to taking a break after all the stress and worries brought by our own personal responsibilities for a living, sometimes it gives time to see the world the other way around, or should I say in a new perspective.. so that when get back to work, we have that undefined energy that would bright up and redefine our senses!

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