There’s nothing wrong with hard work. In fact, being an industrious professional is a great credit, and a strong work ethic is something that employers value greatly. However, many modern professionals work well beyond the “normal” 40-hours per week. And, because of this heavy workload, they may feel increased stress, anxiety, or mental fatigue. In other words, busy professionals certainly need a break from time to time. With that in mind, today we’ll outline six reasons why stressed-out pros should take a holiday in Europe. Check them out here:
If you’re a history buff, then visiting Europe is a must. Many buildings in major European cities are hundreds of years old, and there are a wide variety of museums and guided tours that are both informative and delightful.
From world-famous structures like the Big Ben Clock Tower in London and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to the weird and eye-catching stylings of Anton Gaudi in Barcelona, Europe boasts some of the world’s most distinctive and compelling architectural feats. Adventurous tourists will be able to find mini architectural marvels around nearly every corner.
Have an interest in Renaissance artwork? If so, then any number of art museums in Brussels, Rome, Paris, London (etc.) will prove a delightful experience. Nothing really compares to seeing a masterpiece from an artist like Leonardo Da Vinci, for instance, in the flesh for yourself.
From Manchester to Munich, Helsinki to Lisbon and everywhere in between –– Europeans love their soccer (aka football). Visiting a soccer match at a top European league is an experience that bombards all five senses. It’s loud, bright, thrilling, and entertaining all at once. Even if you don’t like sports, taking in a big soccer match in Europe is worth your time.
Sweet Swiss chocolates. Delectable Italian pastas. Unforgettable Parisian wines. These are just a few of the cavalcade of culinary options that await visitors to Europe. True, sticking to a diet on a European vacation will likely be difficult, but trust us, the food really is amazing.
Europe may not be close geographically to the United States, but it is a convenient destination for Americans to explore. For one, most Europeans speak English and are happy to engage with American tourists –– provided you approach them respectfully. Second, Europe boasts most of the same amenities that Americans are accustomed to. In a pinch, a business person could purchase intricate products online like mobile phone accessories or even blood tube holders –– depending on their line of work. And lastly, flying to Europe is a long trip, but it’s not ridiculous either. Flights from Chicago to London, for example, only last about eight hours.
Given all of the above, it’s easy to see why so many busy professionals choose to vacation in Europe.