A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP
A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP

To recreate the boost to well-being you experience from travel, find joy in small things and explore your neighbourhood

  • The lack of travel right now doesn’t add stress to your life, but with no trips to anticipate you have ‘less beautiful things to think about’ when you’re down
  • Planning trips closer to home is a great way to get psyched for the immediate future, and can result in some of the same benefits as travel abroad

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A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP
A hiker on a Hong Kong walking trail. You can’t travel overseas, but a smaller excursion such as a hike can result in some of the same benefits as lavish travel abroad, says a Cornell Unversity professor. Photo: AFP
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