How to Plan a Better Vacation, According to Science

Posted by Chantel Delulio on July 28, 2016 at 5:25:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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Wondering how you can make sure you get the most out of your next vacation? Science may be able to help you out. In a 2014 study, researchers were able to determine everything from how to be happier with your accommodations (book from home, not from work) to how to play the stock market (CEOs vacation when their companies’ stock is more stable). They even determined that taking a trip featuring the majesty of nature leads people to experience a “transcendent feeling of awe,” which in turns leads to “ethical decision making and generosity.”

For more on the science of vacationing visit NPR.

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Chantel Delulio

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I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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