Fact: Getting over a heartbreak—be it from a loss of a loved one or simply a failed relationship—is never easy. When they’re heartbroken, most people tend to clam up and brood. And that’s A-okay! But let’s face it, there will come a time that you will have to function properly and reconnect with the world. And what better way to mend a broken heart than to go and venture out into the world (or the rest of the Philippines)? Though traveling is not a proven fix for a broken heart, it will help tremendously with the painstaking process of moving on.

Here are 10 ways on how traveling can potentially patch a broken heart up:

1. Traveling Helps You Become More Independent

In a relationship, it’s only natural that the singular becomes plural and everything is basically shared. So when a relationship comes to an end, it can come off as a complete shock to someone who’s been in one for a long time. With traveling, you get to think on your own two feet (and fast!), decide for yourself, and just have the freedom to do what you want, when you want.