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A recent study has found that frequent humankind is happier in their lives than people who don’t travel at all.

Travelers are 7% happier and the poem for happy traveling.

“The day I am killed,

My killer riffling through my pockets,

Will find traveling tickets:

One to peace,

One to the fields and the rain,

And one to the conscience of humankind.

Dear killer of mine, I beg you:

Do not stay and waste them.

Take them, use them.

I beg you to travel”

In this poem, the poet beautifully compares traveling to that gaining conscience. This poem speaks my truth, it bares my authentic self to my readers. A recent study found out that the feeling of Wanderlust has increased during covid-19, and that people are happier when traveling or when thinking about it. Traveling smartly and effectively should be a tool that needs to be introduced to all humans. Traveling should not limit itself to a status quo but the benefits of traveling and garnering new experiences should be widely discussed. It can curb your therapy cost and add perspectives that can never be received in confined spaces.

This article should trigger the bug of wanderlust within you and give you a better incentive to travel. Because humankind is happier in their lives than people who don’t travel at all.

The New Travel Study

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Chun-Chu is an assistant professor at Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. He conducted a study to learn why some people travel more often than others and whether travel experiences have a long-term impact on satisfaction and well-being. Individuals who pay more attention to tourism-related details and regularly discuss their traveling plans with friends are more likely to take daily vacations than those who are not planning their next holiday, according to the findings of his study. Participants in the survey who said they travel at least 75 miles away from home daily were also about 7% happier than those who said they travel very rarely or not at all.

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The Survey

The study asked participants about the importance of travel in their lives, how much time they spent researching and preparing for future vacations, and how many trips they took in a year. They were also polled on how satisfied they were with their lives. A little more than half of the 500 survey respondents said they take more than four pleasure trips per year. Only 7 percent of respondents did not take any vacations.

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“While things like work, family life, and friends play a bigger role in overall reports of well-being. Chen said. Travelling can be considered as reading but with a more physical format attached to it. If we go beyond the status quo of being a traveler, we will find that meeting new people and experiencing new cultures will not only broaden your mind but also cure you of age-old xenophobic tendencies. To all those people who complain that they have not met many people of quality, have not traveled. Travelling pushes you out of the comfortable crowds to spaces and perspectives which challenge your conditioning and help you grow as a person. Deciding to travel was a life-altering experience for me. It helped me better my understanding of the world, made my relationships better, and gave me a kind of happiness that no materialistic thing could.

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Start Planning Your Next Vacation

As travel restrictions due to Covid-19 begin to relax in the future. This is a signal for humankind to start packing their bags again. Do not wait for the hills to call you or for the sea to tempt you, get up and start making plans immediately. Keep in my mind all safety protocols and jump on the bandwagon of traveling. Those who are new to this, take your first step. Always know that traveling is an addiction that can free you from a mental burden. Do not wait for the right time anymore. Put on your shoes, pack your bags, play your travel playlist and take on over the world.

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About Me

Magawa The rat directly responsible for saving the Cambodian people. The “hero rat” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia. Magawa also won a medal for life-saving bravery. Magawa spent five years (2016-2021) sniffing out hazardous, unexploded weapons of war dotting the Cambodian countryside. Cambodia is one of the most mine-contaminated countries in the world. And Magawa one of the most successful bomb-sniffing rats of all time. This Hero rat retiring after five years of service.

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The Rat, Saving Cambodian live

In Cambodia, the mainstay of the economy is agriculture. But wars and conflicts have left 5 million landmines across the beautiful country. Over 40,000 people have been made mine amputees. Cambodia’s people work and live with the threat of injury and death every single day. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes but all of them have big hearts and brave spirits. Magawa is a landmine detection rat. He trained to alert his handler, whenever he finds explosives. So far, he cleared 141,000 square meters of land of unexploded landmines. As well as saving countless Cambodian lives. So far, Magawa has impacted more than a million people and freed them of the terror of landmines.

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Magawa’s Journey

Magawa, a giant African pouched rat. The Hero rat started his journey in Tanzania ( East Africa). He was born there as part of a breeding colony. He trained by the Belgium-registered charity called APOPO. Rat are normally weaned at the age of 10 weeks after that Magawa was socialized and thereafter he started clicker training. The rats are too light to trigger a mine so they just gently scratch over the mine. Magawa can find mines very quickly. He can search for a field the size of a tennis court in just twenty minutes. And he also famous for used his powerful sense of smell to detect TNT (the chemical compound used in explosives). Magawa just indicated the location and presence of TNT. Once he finds an explosive, he scratches the top to alert their human co-workers. If an explosive is found the spot will be marked and the threat will be removed and destroyed by expert de-miners. Magawa is also the rat responsible for discovering an anti-tank mine. In his five-year career, the rat sniffed out 71 landmines and many more unexploded items from Cambodia. Every landmine Magawa finds could save a life.

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The Honour

Magawa, awarded the prestigious PDSA Gold Medal for his work and bravery. According to PDSA (People’s Dispensary For Sick Animals), this is the very first time in our 77-year history of honoring animals that we will have presented a gold medal to a rat.

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Magawa’s handler ‘Malen’ says – Magawa’s performance has been unbeaten, and I have been proud to work side-by-side with him.

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Counting happiness is a very difficult task in this world. After all, it is the most important goal we have in our lives. Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases the World Happiness Report. A study that examines the connections between happiness and development. The World Happiness Report 2021 has been especially interesting, as it has taken the effects of COVID-19 into account. It attempted to concentrate on how the pandemic has impacted people’s lives. And how governments around the world have handled the situation. If you’ve been wondering how the rest of the world is coping with all of this chaos. Here’s a rundown of the top five countries where people are still peaceful and happy.

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World’s Happiest Countries 2021

World’s happiest countries 2021
For the fourth year running, Finland has come out on top in the annual list powered by data from the Gallup World Poll. Accordingly, Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands following in the second, third, fourth, and fifth positions.

Finland

Finland is yet again the leading happiest country in the world. In fact, this is the fourth consecutive year for the Nordic country. For a long time, the country has been happier than the others. Thanks to some of the best education systems in the world. As of today, the nation is planning to reopen its restaurants, and speed up the vaccination process. As it sees a decline in covid positive cases. Finland has extensive welfare benefits, low levels of corruption, a well-functioning democracy, and an instilled sense of freedom and independence, which is a big part of what makes up the country happy.

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Iceland

Iceland, a nation rich in happiness, is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit, not to mention one of the happiest. The country attracting a large number of tourists each year and for remaining one of the world’s most advanced nations. Its people are tough and resilient, but they are also genuinely kind. Time and time again, the Icelandic people come out top of the UN’s World Happiness Report. Long winters and harsh weather may make living conditions a challenge, but the Icelandic people are incredibly cheerful and optimistic.

Denmark

Nordic countries occupied the top three spots. Denmark is known to be at the top of its game as far as life expectancy, and social support is concerned. Citizens are highly satisfied with their lives because of reliable and extensive welfare benefits, low corruption, well-functioning democracy and freedom, work-life balance and small population. Denmark also has one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities.

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Switzerland

Switzerland is famous for its natural beauty with the Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn. This country is a traveler’s paradise and the only European country in the top five. The nation goes to vote on most decisions. How many vacation days workers should have to how many immigrants should be allowed into the country. And referendums down to the local level happen many times a year. The Swiss are known to be insular, and they believe that every voice matters, which can go a long way toward feeling content.

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Netherlands

The Nordic countries and the Netherlands lead the way in happiness. According to a UNICEF report from back in 2013. Dutch children are the happiest in the world. The nation has remained high on the happiness ranking since 2005. Based on a number of metrics related to educational well-being, safety, and health. The Netherlands performed strongly in terms of social support, life satisfaction, and freedom to make life choices.

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