Departure from Depression

Anxiety and depression present a very real and frightening battle millions of Americans fight every day. Many don’t or can’t find effective help, sadly brought to the world’s attention recently by the sudden and tragic loss of Robin Williams.

At Global Discovery Vacations, we don’t claim that vacations can cure depression, but studies have proven time and again that getting away, getting back to basics, or enjoying the pure beauty of nature in a relaxed environment that isn’t buzzing, ringing or pinging can be deeply beneficial.

Take What’s Yours
The first step to getting yourself up and out of that stressful routine is making room for vacation. An increasingly viral mantra is, “You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.”  Too many Americans are not taking, or properly using, their paid time off. Take back your vacation time!

Actual Medicine
Many people suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and may not even know it. SAD is prevalent during the darker winter months, so what better way to get happy than visit a sunny beach resort? Exposure to sunlight is scientifically proven to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder by directly impacting the brain chemicals linked to mood. It may also help with other types of depression and sleep disorders. Global suggests some of these beautiful beach destinations:

  • Florida
    Ready for superb sunsets and luxury accommodations? Florida’s called the Sunshine State for a reason. From the panhandle to the coasts, Global has Florida destinations that are sure to deliver that much-needed R&R. Swim, bike or just relax at your favorite restaurant or bar overlooking the water.
  • South Carolina
    Whether it’s the quietly dignified Hilton Head for high class golfing, dining and shopping, or the endless attractions of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers beach getaways galore.
  • California
    No matter when you want to go, California is waiting. Get that sun year-round while exploring beach, mountains or desert. California’s super laid-back style is sure to help quell stress and anxiety.

Let Nature Heal
Taking the time to become quiet and just appreciate the stunning beauty of nature’s vistas can help you calm your inner chaos and heal emotional wounds. Get back to the basics with some of Global’s breathtaking resort destinations.

  • Colorado
    The majesty of the mountains may be just what you need to feel everything in perspective. Skiing, hiking, rafting or just appreciating a hillside glowing bright with fall aspen leaves, the superb views steal the scene wherever you go in Colorado.
  • Tennessee
    The history and hospitality in Tennessee are unparalleled. You can’t get much closer to nature than the Great Smoky Mountains. Try a condo or cabin in the woods and you might even see a beautiful creature or two at your back door.
  • Arizona
    The clean air in Scottsdale has helped many clear their heads. Enjoy Red Rock country and get your psychic energy aligned in Sedona. Known for hot temps and impressive desert and mountain views, Arizona is one of the best places in the US to get away from it all and get back to you.

Henry Miller wrote, “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Travel is good for the soul. Treat yours today!

Statistical information gathered from the Center for Disease Control, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the National Center for Health Statistics.

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is active with local community and city theatre.