Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Now that 2012 is underway, many will be looking to tackle their New Year's resolutions. But the way in which they achieve these annual goals can vary. While many feel that meeting 2012 goals should come from sacrifice and personal struggle to become a better person, travel experts know there is a far more fun way to meet many of your goals for the new year: simply rent a villa in Tuscany.
How can a Tuscany villa rental help you meet your goals this year? While an Italian vacation may seem like a relaxing getaway to escape your problems, the therapeutic effects of travel can help you meet some of the most common New Year's resolutions.
Stress Less: With work, kids and a hectic home life, many people forget to take time for themselves. And work is at the center of their stressful lives. According to a survey conducted annually by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful and 25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Tuscany offers scenic views, fresh air, lovely weather and award-winning food. But the best part about Tuscany villa rentals is that they are far, far away from your workplace.
Learn How To Cook / Learn About Wine: As a region that gave birth to one of the most common cuisine styles in the world, Tuscany is home to world-renowned olive oil, wine and food varieties known nowhere else. It is impossible to travel here and not learn about the great food that gives Italy its well-earned culinary credentials. Take a cooking class and learn from the folks who have been harvesting brilliance for generations. Visit Tuscany's many wineries and learn how grapes become the wines you know and love. If you want to learn, it is best to go to the source.
Learn A New Language: Hail a cab, order lunch, find the bathroom and get home safe and sound. These basic skills will help you learn Italian as you travel the countryside in search of your next big adventure. From your Tuscany villa to the many sites across Italy, you will get an immersion education each day as you attempt to converse with local merchants and transit employees. The more you travel and the more you listen, the more you will pick up of this beautiful language.