From time to time I become aware of other's writings on topics relating to travel, both encouraging it and providing helpful suggestions. Catherine Workman of WellnessVoyager has written on this topic. She has a great view of travel: "Catherine believes we should all leave our comfort zones once in awhile. She uses travel to boost her physical and mental health and shares about her experiences on WellnessVoyager.
So, here is one of her discussions and I'll publish others in the near future.
Here are a few reasons why springing for a pleasure trip is a terrific idea, coupled with trip-maximizing tips:
It Sows Creativity
Experts on neuroplasticity (how our brain is connected) say our brains are tremendously influenced by changes in experiences and environments. Studies conducted at Columbia Business School have found that creativity is stoked when cultural immersion is deep. Open-mindedness blossoms when you shift your habits and newly tailor your life to the customs of the country you’re visiting.
Tip: Practice more than one creative outlet – such as journal writing, or craft learning – when traveling, to stir your creative synapses.