The Surprising Connection Between Happiness and Travel
Many of us enjoy buying things, but when the novelty wears off, we no longer have the same level of enjoyment. In contrast, spending our money on experiences helps us to feel happier for a lifetime, because we create memories. Those memories become part of our life’s story, and part of our personality. We share our experiences and bond with each other by exchanging our stories.
Travel is an experience worthy of investment. Yet we can gather experiences to create happiness without straining our bank accounts. We can go camping, visit nearby towns with art walks, museums, and local cultural treasures, and picnic and hike in city parks. Beautiful and unusual mind stretching experiences, such as meeting an angel outside of a church in Italy happen spontaneously when you travel; these can bring you happiness.
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