Traveling is more than just spending thousands of dollars to get away for a week. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Westminster Abbey, Anne Frank’s Annex, and so many more hugely historic and incredible places all have a story to tell you. From the commercial Pret A Manger delis on the corner of every street in London (not an exaggeration) to the vastness and strength of The Great Wall of China, traveling has so much to offer. Anne Frank willingly whispers her tragic tale as you meander through that infamous annex in Holland, and the sparkly Parisian lights glimmer with a worldly tales of two cities.
There’s one thing you may not know about traveling, however, and it will blow your mind (maybe). According to All Psychology Careers, traveling can actually get your imaginative juices flowing. That’s right, jumping on British Airways and touching down in London town may make you more creative. Lile Jia, a PhD graduate student in psychology at Indiana University has been researching the idea of distance effecting “creative cognition.”
According to All Psychology Careers “Jia sought to show that simply placing oneself in a traveling ‘mindset’ might also affect creative problem solving”. Having a tough time at your day job? If you’re a writer, painter, graphic designer, photographer or just a creative being (outsiders may refer to you as “artsy”) then maybe it’s time to vacation across Europe for some new inspiration.
So grab your passports and hail that cab to JFK, it’s time to travel. Traveling is all about opening your mind to new possibilities. Traveling is experiencing. Traveling is incredible.
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