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Why Travel Makes You Happy: 5 Reasons Why You Need a Trip to the Virgin Islands

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5 Reasons to Take a Trip to the Virgin Islands

According to the U.S. Travel Association, a whopping 54% of Americans don’t take their allotted vacation time. Why? One of the reasons is that current-day workers feel they can’t afford to be disconnected – ever. And those who do take days off are not planning vacations away from home, to the tune of 42%. Do yourself a favor and plan a trip to the Virgin Islands, home of unlimited beaches and exciting experiences to choose from. Here are the reasons why your physical self-needs some downtime:

  1. Recharge with Vitamin D

After a long bout with sickness and winter, your Vitamin D levels are likely depleted. Sunlight is good for your health (with proper sunscreen usage, of course).

We recommend: Trunk Bay – St. John. Protected by the U.S. National Park Service, this natural beauty is one of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean. And the underwater snorkeling trail is a must-see.

  1. Travel is Good for Your Work Performance

Taking some time out to focus on relaxation actually benefits your work performance once you return home. Since unwinding boosts concentration, you’ll return to work recharged and able to tackle life head-on. So stop thinking, unwind, and disengage. It’s good for you.

We Recommend: Loblolly Bay, Anegada – British Virgin Islands. This quiet beach is the perfect spot to spend endless hours napping in the sand.

  1. Rejuvenate on the Beach

A casual stroll on the beach is a happy activity in more ways than one. Want to know the reason the sand feels so good between your toes? Each foot has between 3,000 and 7,000 nerve endings that are stimulated when you take a sandy stroll. Plus, the exfoliation serves as a natural relaxant.

We Recommend: Check out the sugary powdered sand and turquoise waters of Honeymoon Beach on Water Island.

  1. Sunshine Makes Us Happy

For an instant mood boost, get some sunlight. The Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia found that increased sunlight exposure decreases stress, improves sleep, and boosts mood.

We recommend: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands. Grab a Soggy Dollar Bar drink and hit the sand on this island that’s only accessible by boat.

  1. Blue Mood Boost

The color blue has been proven to increase creativity. Caribbean waters, anyone? And what’s more, staring dreamily at the blue ocean can lull you into a mild meditative state, according to a study published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s journal.

We recommend: Magens Bay Beach – St. Thomas. The blue-green peninsulas provide for a calm and picturesque watery view. Stroll along the half mile of St. Thomas sand and lull your brain into a peaceful state.

Ready to relax? Book your experience with Sonic Charters. Your boat captain can design the trip of a lifetime, making sure you hit all the most tranquil spots during your stay here.

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