There are few things harder in life than going through grief. No matter who it is you have lost, life can feel upside down and it can take a long time to start to feel normal again. Everyone deals with loss in their own way, but many people find that travel can be one of the most helpful experiences during this time.

Why Travel Could Help

Taking a trip while grieving can help in a few ways. First, it can help you to escape the situation at home and avoid constant reminders of the loss. In addition to this, traveling to new places can provide a new sense of purpose, give you time and energy to cope with the loss, and also show you the great beauty of the world despite the pain that you are enduring. Of course, travel can be expensive so you might want to consider a probate loan to get an advance on any inheritance that is due.

So, where are some of the best places to travel to if you are grieving?

The Alps

Spending time in nature is proven to have mental health benefits and The Alps will show you some of the most amazing natural beauty on the planet. Immersing yourself in nature should help to alleviate your pain and a fun activity like skiing could also help to lift your mood. Snowy landscapes like this can feel like an entirely different world, so this could also help in terms of escapism. 

Iceland

Similarly, Iceland can feel like an entirely different planet and this could help you to cope with a difficult time in your life. The wilderness and dramatic scenery of Iceland can take your breath away and there are lots of amazing adventure opportunities here, including seeing the Northern Lights, driving the Golden Circle, and hiking through Skaftafell Nature Reserve.

Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in northwestern Spain is an amazing life experience and is seen as a route that can allow for spiritual growth. It is a network of pilgrims’ ways leading to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in Galicia. You are sure to meet many other travelers along the way, which can make it a fun and life-affirming experience.

Crete

After a loss, escaping to a Mediterranean Island could be just what you need. A destination like Crete will allow you to soak up the sun, enjoy time on the beach and indulge in great food and drink. There are also luxury spa retreats to give you the best and more relaxing experience during your trip.

Suffering a loss will never be easy, but many people find that travel can help with the grieving process and the above are all destinations that are worth considering.