How Traveling Kills Depression

Depressed woman

Depression is something that everyone goes through at least once in their lives. It is a demon that affects the mind, body, and soul of a person and influences us to make certain choices that would be regrettable. Several doctors would recommend several anti-depressants. They may help for a while. But do we really need to be dependent on those little pills all our lives? NO! It is essential for us to gather our messed up lives in our own hands and turn it over.

Traveling has proven to be one of the best cures for depression. It may take a while, but why not have fun while curing this demon called depression?

Change In Environment

Traveling will provide with a change in environment. Change is good. Change in the scenery and environment can lift up the mood as you will have something new to experience and admire. Your house maybe is the most beautiful place, but sometimes that place may be suffocating.

Mind Diversion

To avoid overthinking of the bad events, you need a diversion and nothing can beat traveling as a diversion. You can forget all your problems for a while and experience the beautiful place you are exposed to. If you are enjoying the beautiful view of the sunset, cherish it instead of thinking of your problems.

Meeting New People

On your adventure, you will come across many new people with their own stories to share. You can share your own story and let it all out. You may probably see how there are people battling with issues bigger than your own. But life goes own. These strangers will show you how life goes on and teach you to live life.

The World Is Beautiful

It is truly said that the world is a beautiful place. Let this beautiful place create a mark on your life and thrown light in your life, turning it beautiful. See the world and fill your life with colours. Make it a point to get rid of the ugly darkness, for the world is ready to shower you with its vibrant colours.

Understanding Yourself

Traveling gives you a chance to explore the world. However, it also gives you the opportunity to discover yourself. On this journey, you can understand yourself, know your limits and make peace with yourself. The ultimate goal is to acquire peace from within you. Once you have gained that, it is time to say goodbye to the ugly dark days.

Makes You Healthy

Traveling makes you happy. Being happy leads to a happy life, that means a healthy and happiness filled life. Therefore, you have gained healthy thoughts, healthy body and a healthy soul. This releases optimism from within you and creates an optimistic aura.

New Beginning

Finally, after returning home from the memorable trip, it is time to start your life over with new beginnings. You will have a mind so peaceful and fresh, that you will find your environment that was once suffocating, beautiful again.

Get a grip on your life before succumbing to the demon. Before doing anything rash, think about the people who love you and would be affected by your actions. It is your life, you can make it the most amazing thing, do not waste it.

New York: The Financial Capital of the World

New York skyline

The International Monetary Fund defines an International Financial Center as a place that has: the capability to facilitate advanced payment systems, support large domestic economies, deep liquid markets where both the sources and uses of funds are present, adequate legal frameworks to look after the interests of the investors/traders coming there for business. In other words, a financial center is a location, which is home to a group of nationally, and internationally acclaimed financial services, banks or stock exchanges. Only a location that is geographically well connected to the other parts of the world can be nominated as the financial capital of the world.

New York fulfills the above requirements with incredible accuracy. It is a port city and, therefore, is well-connected to other parts of the world. It is also a financial hub of the participants dealing with financial markets. Such participants include banks, investment managers, and central banks. At such hubs, trading activity may occur at exchanges. Clearinghouses may participate in such trading. This does not mean that over the counter transactions between participants are avoided. They are also regularly occurring in such hubs.  These hubs may host advisory services companies, companies participating in other areas of finance like private equity, reinsurance. Such centers may serve both the domestic and international markets and may involve domestic as well as international players. They may trade in either domestic or international instruments like Eurobonds.

Although, there are historically four international financial centers namely London, /Amsterdam, Paris and New York, the ones at New York and London stand out as among the leading ones. Though there is a lot of competition from other two centers, these two have retained their position. What is more, people are even talking of the role these two financial centers played in the global financial crisis of 2007-08. While New York City represents Wall Street and therefore, is still described as a leading financial center, but the fact remains that with a multi-polar world order and other centers like London breathing at its neck, it will not be long before New York is replaced as the financial capital of the world. However, until that happens, New York will enjoy the distinction of being largest center for the trading of public equity and debt.

Additionally, it still enjoys being the home of two of the largest stock exchanges in the world namely the NYSE and the NASDAQ. The New York Federal Reserve Bank located in the city is responsible for implementing the US Monetary Policy. Therefore, it has a great influence on world economy.

Because of New York being the financial capital of the world, majority of the people come here to visit the city for business purposes. Although, there are places of tourist interest in New Yoy, business is and will remain the main objective of people visiting New York. Due to its position as a global financial center, other industries like hospitality, healthcare, transport get a fillip and their revenues improve. On the other hand, if there is any recessionary trend in New York, it will reflect worldwide.

New York – America’s Economic and Cultural Hub

New York, the most popular state of the United States of America is bordered by it’s neighbours – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The state is known by its popular city – New York City, which is known for being the economic and financial hub of the United States. It is a global city known worldwide for its commerce, finance, media, fashion, art, education, technology, research, and entertainment. Due to these, New York City has become an important centre for international diplomacy as well as for being the cultural and financial capital of the world.

Due to New York’s reputation for being one of the commercially and renowned cities in the world it has earned its name for being a popular tourist destination. Tourists worldwide flock to New York to witness its various monuments and sites, four of which have often been termed as the top 10 most visited tourist attractions.

Empire State Building

Top Tourist Attractions in New York 

•    Statue of Liberty – The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States by the French in honor of their developed friendship during the French Revolution. The statue has been cast as an American symbol of freedom. It is one of New York City’s most popular tourist attractions. A limited number of 240 tickets are offered per day for visitors to witness the Statue’s crown hence, it is advised to book the tickets in advance.

•    Empire State Building – A prime attraction spot, the Empire State Building attracts nearly 4 million visitors each year. The Building provides a panoramic view of the City and its surrounding areas. The observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors offer the two highest vantage points in Manhattan.

•    Grand Central – Grand Central has earned a name for being both an integral NYC transit hub and an example of Beaux-Arts architecture. The Station has its inception in 1913 and has today, revamped itself to include even shops, dining and a small transit museum available to visitors. Its noteworthy architecture makes Grand Central a special destination, which can be visited free of cost. Various free tours including audio and guided tours are available.

•    Central Park – Spread over 843 acres, the Park attracts nearly 40 million people annually, who visit to get away from the hustle-bustle of New York City for more than 150 years. The Park offers one various activity such as free guided tours by the Central Park Conservancy, picnics and even music concerts.

•    Times Square –The neighbourhood attracts more than 400,000 people daily and 50 million visitors annually. It has become more pedestrian-friendly with lesser traffic, more plazas with seating arrangements for watching and food carts offering fast food. The neighbourhood also houses various formal dining options.

•    Metropolitan Museum of Art – The MET houses more than 2-million works of art from around the world attracting over 6 million visitors annually. The Museum offers free daily tours too.

Other famous attractions include the Museum of Modern Arts, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, American Museum of Natural History and the Rockefeller Centre.

4 Handy Tips To Follow For Every Traveler

We all love to travel and there is no doubt about it. No matter what our hobbies are or what we are passionate about, we all have a place for travelling in our heart. Travelling is something that has occupied a special place is in our hearts. It is easy and liberating.

However, when we are travelling to any place, it can get a little difficult as we don’t know a lot about it. Here are a few tips that will come in handy for the next time you travel:

  • Research: Whichever place you decide to, whether or not you go alone, make sure you do your research properly. You must know almost everything you need to know about the places you’re about to visit. From their culture to the people, their habits to the places, you must know it all. This not only provides you the convenience for when you reach there but you are very well prepared in advance for the aura that is going to surround you once you arrive.  Don’t just figure about the places you want to visit once you reach there; try to figure out their language, lifestyle, habits, etc. before you visit them. Even if the trip is short, you should gather as much information as you can.
  • Culture/Tradition: People from different places have a different point of view on many things because of the difference in their upbringing. Don’t let this stop you from getting to know their culture and respecting the same. You may not believe in the things and the rituals that they follow, but you should respect the fact that they do. You don’t have to preach it but you should take it all in while you can. This will make your stay in that particular place worth something more.
  • Personal responsibility: You have to know that when you are travelling to some place, you have more responsibility on you than just of yourself. You have to maintain your own dignity by delivering what is expected of you as a traveler. For instance, don’t litter around, be polite, don’t scribble or draw on places you’re not supposed to. In short, follow the rules they have to offer.
  • Politeness: A smile can go a long way. Especially when you’re a traveler. People are known to embrace and develop liking for those who are trying to strike a conversation. So, do that. Always be polite when you’re travelling. This will make your visit really easy and you will see the difference. This will always come in handy when you are in need of help and otherwise too. When you smile at strangers in a strange land, it will just add on to your fun and make your visit better. Plus, it doesn’t cost a thing.

These are the most important things, amongst many others, to keep in mind when travelling to new places.