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expanded horizons

We all know that special feeling, butterflies in the tummy, throat a little tight, a mix of anticipation and expectation as the plane takes off. It’s the feeling of leaving the daily grind behind, of soaring to new heights and reaching new shores. Travel may seem like a luxury, an added bonus if we get everything else right, but expanding your horizons is much more than that. A holiday, be it for two days or two months does more than relax us. It makes us better people.

Letting go of the everyday invites us to embrace new places and people. When we step outside our normal routine, we find unexpected challenges, surprises and delights waiting for us. Exploring new cultures, ecosystems, languages and food help our minds contemplate new possibilities.

Plan that trip, book that ticket, take that trip that’s sparkling in the distance like a new friend. Sometimes we need to throw caution to the wind and act in impulse. No plans this weekend? Drive somewhere you have never been before. Find a patch of forest and walk in it. Visit that relative who moved out of town. Pick a spot on a map and hunt it down. Pack your bag and go. You never know what you’ll find.

Chances are you’ll come back with that special glow, the glow of travel, of adventure, the glow of lifted spirits and more space inside to handle life a bit better for a while.

So let’s be brave and not bored, curious and not complacent, seeking and not stressed, open and not obsessed with the small details our our lives. There is a great big world out there waiting for us to explore. A dose of the different is often just what the doctor ordered.

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Rainbow is a freelance writer and published fiction author, her debut novel 'The Inevitability of Stars' was published in 2013.She studied Creative Writing & Editing and loves words! Rainbow is passionate about creativity, the restorative power of nature and cruelty free living. She has been involved in animal rights and animal protection for the last few years and is now more determined than ever to inspire people to think about the choices they make. She believes we can do things differently and better – in ways that look after our environment, human health and the animals we share our lives with: each person making one small change, changes the world. She hopes, one day, to see all animals go free. Rainbow loves oceans, mountains, deserts and forests and draws much inspiration for her writing from these beautiful free-spirited places. She wants all of us to be kind, happy and to find the joy in simple pleasures. These are the things she writes and dreams about.

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