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Solo Travelling: A Growing Trend This Year

Apparently, solo travel isn’t as bad as you think – and many people are doing it these days!

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Folks who are used to doing things alone like eating out, doing the laundry, buying groceries, and the likes do not have to worry about being judged when they travel alone.

During the last few months of 2017, it has been reported that there has been a significant amount of increase in Google searches for “solo travel” and “travel alone”. This means that more people are freely embracing the thought of travelling alone.

This is likewise backed up by data from travel companies which indicated that solo travelling packages have been more availed by customers than group packages over the years.

Solo travelling is not so bad after all.

Solo travelling is not so bad after all

In addition to this, a TripAdvisor report also tells us that almost 17% of millenials have embarked on their solo travels in the year 2016. That’s a large percentage of millenials during that given time so it’s not that surprising that 2 years later, it is still a growing trend.

Observations tell us that solo travel is popular among Baby Boomers, the female demographic and Asian travellers.

The travel and tours industry have made their adjustments in order to cater these adventurous souls who prefer to embark on journeys of their own. Travel companies have included solo travelling or 1 pax options in their list of services offered. Cruise lines have also become are more considerate to solo travelers by offering travel promos for one plus the creation of co-sharing spaces as well.

Travelers do not have to be actually alone during the trip.

In some cases, travel companies organize joiner tours wherein travelers are joined by other people who are flying solo, too. This makes the trip much more exciting.

So the next time you want to go somewhere and have no one to go with, don’t hesitate to do so! The world out there is huge enough for you to explore alone.

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Exercise Helps Improve Your Happiness, Study Says

Here’s another reason to exercise.

Here is an addition to your list of reasons to engage in an active lifestyle. A recent study shows that aside from helping you stay in shape, physical activity can also improve mental health and increase happiness.

It has already been proven that physically active people are happier and more satisfied with their lives because physical activity increases endorphins and some other feel-good chemicals in the brain. It reduces levels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline in the body.

Physical activity releases happy chemicals into your brain.

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Eating 3 Servings Of Pasta Per Week Helps You Lose Weight, New Study Finds

All the more reason to love pasta!

Good news for those who love eating pasta. A new study finds that having three servings of pasta dishes can actually help people lose weight. This is another reason to love pasta even more.

People who follow a ketogenic diet would strongly oppose to eating carbohydrates like pasta, but researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada found that pasta has been put in a bad light. On the contrary, eating three servings of pasta per week was linked to a half-kilo weight loss on average.

Researchers argue that pasta has a low glycemic index (GI).

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Chinese Taxi Driver Finally Reunited With Missing Daughter After 24-Year Search

Hoping to narrow his search and find his daughter, he decided to become a taxi driver.

Wang Mingqing is among the many fathers whose kid(s) went missing for years. His daughter went off the radar in Chengdu China when she was only three years old. He and his wife were selling fruits when they realized that Qifeng was no longer with them.

They did what every parent would do and thus a massive search for the toddler began. Wang even resorted to ads on various local media outlets while setting up missing posters around town. He also went to different hospitals and homeless shelters, as he hoped to find his missing daughter there.

Wang's daughter had been missing for over 20 years.

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