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Need Therapy? Try Travel!

Every once in awhile everything around you will seem so overwhelming, a little too much on both sides that you will feel like you are drowning in a whirlpool. Whenever this happens, most people feel like getting away; taking a breather and forgetting about what is stressing them to the brim but some people do not just feel like getting away, they do get way.

Taking time away from everything, including taking a leave of absence from your workplace to travel, is a proven way in which you can use to relax your brain; in turn acting as a therapeutic dose to your exhausted mind.

Refresh Button

Just like how all your gadgets start acting up after a certain period of use then you hit the reset button, your body needs that too. The strain you put on your brain because of work and your other personal related issues sometimes takes a toll and unless you give yourself sometime to relax, it might affect your health as well. Take some time off to refresh yourself away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine.


Once we get older, we lose our sense of wonder and adventure that even the things that used to give us utter joy become mundane and ignored, but traveling gives us that feeling of rediscovery. You learn so much by going to places you have never been to, see things that leave you breathless and make you feel like a whole different person. You will find out your love for so many new different things just because you are experiencing new things.

New Perspective On Life

It might seem like a cheesy statement many people say after something huge occurs in their life but it happens. In most cases it is referred to as a “Hallelujah” moment when you suddenly start seeing your life in a different light. Traveling as always does that to you, when you experience new things, you either start appreciating your own life and situations or you decide to pick yourself up and make a certain change. We at times neglect to see how important everything we have is, till we see how others are living or the beauty that the rest of the world has to offer.


Every time you travel, your mind opens to new things and this helps learn a lot more than you did before. You grow in life by how much you manage to learn from your surroundings; there is always something new to see and discover. But because we are locked up in our day to day routines, we end up not noticing some of the most important life lessons. Give yourself time to learn, you will never regret it.

Character Building

Studies show that people who travel tend to be more patient and empathetic to others in tense situations. The moment you leave your own home for a place you’ve never been to that does not operate the way home does, you learn what patience is. You learn to be tolerant towards situations that might usually send you into a fit of anger towards those around you. It is important that we cherish the interactions with new people on all journeys because it helps build our character.

Breeds Space For Creativity

When you rediscover yourself and give you brain a fresh of breath air after seeing many new things and experiencing cultures you never knew you would, your creativity is easily stimulated as compared to before. At times our creativity dies out due to our stifling situations, we reach a point when racking our brain for ideas means taking hours and days of coming up with nothing; yet when we give ourselves a chance to experience new things, everything else falls into place. Nature helps us to release the negative energy we store within.

People tend to think traveling involves leaving the country, flying out and vacationing in distant lands yet traveling simply involves you discovering new things away from your own home. You can leave Kampala for Mbarara, travel through the hills of Soroti and experience the beauty of Kisoro without breaking the bank. Rediscover your country and create for yourself a beauty within, as you traverse through the lands that you call home.

About Jumia Travel is Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.

Our ambition is to bring every bit of available accommodation online, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it.

At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago.

Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Rocket Internet, Millicom, Orange, Axa and financial partners.


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