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Travel Therapy Prescribes Trips For Your Troubles


When the going gets tough, all I want to do is get away. Vacations can be effective for clearing your head when the stress of every day becomes overwhelming, and most importantly, they allow you to enjoy life without a schedule. Some people know exactly where they'd go for their next vacation, but others might want a little more guidance for a trip that matches their specific emotional needs.

Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go? ($14), written by Karen Schaler, is a double-duty travel guide — not only does it offer descriptions of possible destinations, it contains tools to determine which trip is the right fit for you. There are 11 chapters in all, and each one offers a different scenario. For example, chapter one is "Heartbreak Hotel" and appeals to people who've gone through a breakup. It suggests three different types of trips, then has a travel therapy quiz and diagnosis, and suggests destinations in detail.

There are even remedies for the burnt-out workaholic . . . sound like anyone you know?

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