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.