10 Lesser-Known Benefits of Travel-Including Longer Life!

10 Lesser-Known Benefits of Travel-Including Longer Life!

Travel can offer many of benefits beyond the well-known aspects like relaxation, cultural exposure, and adventure. After a few especially incredible trips, I have been thinking about the lesser-known benefits of travel. Here are my top 10: Enhanced Creativity: Experiencing new environments, cultures, and perspectives can stimulate creativity. Exposure to different ways of life encourages flexible thinking and problem-solving skills. Stress Reduction: Traveling, especially to natural or serene destinations, has been linked to reduced stress levels. The change of scenery, relaxation, and disconnection from daily stressors contribute to a sense of well-being. Improved Social Skills: Travel often involves meeting new...

Express Yourself Through Travel

Express Yourself Through Travel

Traveling is a beautiful journey of self-discovery and exploration. It’s a canvas upon which I paint my experiences, emotions, and memories. As I step out into the world, I feel a sense of freedom and wonder that fuels my soul. Each destination is a new chapter in my life story, and every step I take is a brushstroke on the canvas of my existence. The world is my palette, offering a diverse range of colors, cultures, and landscapes. When I wander through ancient streets, I absorb the whispers of history that echo in the cobblestones. I savor the flavors of...

Central Restaurant in Lima, Peru Named Best Restaurant in the World

Central Restaurant in Lima, Peru Named Best Restaurant in the World

Since winning the spot of top restaurant in the world, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Central Restaurant in Lima is helping Peru’s culinary scene achieve the recognition it deserves! Central’s menu takes guests through different Peruvian ecosystems, categorized by altitude – from below sea level in the Pacific Ocean to the high peaks of the Andes. Each dish reflects the origin of its ingredients, from Dry Valley (shrimp, loche squash, avocado) to Amazonian Water (pacu fish, watermelon, and coca leaf). While Central is certainly leading the pack, in general, Peruvian cuisine is renowned for its diverse flavors, influenced by...

Gay Friendly Portugal

Gay Friendly Portugal

Portugal has become an increasingly popular destination for gay travelers, and we’ve almost finished the design of the perfect Zoom Vacations tour to Portugal. Here are some key reasons why Portugal stands out as a particularly fabulous destination for LGBTQ+ travelers: • Legal Protections: Portugal has made significant progress in LGBTQ+ rights and legal protections. Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2010, and anti-discrimination laws are in place to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination in various areas of life, including employment and housing. • Acceptance and Tolerance: Portuguese society is generally accepting and tolerant of LGBTQ+ individuals. Major cities like...

Marrakech: A Look at Tourism in Times of Calamity

Marrakech: A Look at Tourism in Times of Calamity

Every year, Zoom Vacations attends a number of travel shows, which is one of the ways in which we find the best tour guides, excursions, and hotels worldwide. One of the most important ones (PURE) takes place in Marrakesh. This year it was due to begin the day after the recent earthquake in Morocco. Since we were not sure if the show would be canceled or not, but largely due to our own commitment and love for Morocco, Zoom Vacations made the decision to come to Marrakech anyway. It was not an easy decision, because we were not sure if...