In case your wanderlust wasn't off the charts already, now the statistics are saying traveling can make you hotter and better at sex.
A recent study conducted by Expedia surveyed 31 million people who took a vacation in the past 12 months. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority came back from vacay feeling better, but the reasons went beyond just feeling relaxed.
Significant portions of the group saw benefits like clearer skin, feeling younger, experiencing more confidence and boosts in creativity. Additionally, 8 percent of men felt they had higher sex drives in the weeks following their travels.
Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist who helped with the study, attributed a lot of these positive aftereffects to breaking routine and prolonged exposure to sunshine. So, don't expect to be getting all hot and stuff if your vacation is in Alaska.
Exposure to a healthy amount of sunshine is also believed to increase the brain's release of the hormone serotonin, which is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. What's more, simply being in warm weather and going to the beach lets us reconnect with our bodies.
As for the weight loss, that just has to do with the healthy activities that typically accompany traveling -- you're probably not going to hole up and watch Netflix all night if you're visiting the South of France.
This is all well and good, but which one of you scientists is going to pay my bills so I can afford all this fabulous traveling?