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In this episode of DNews, Trace chats with Jason Tongen, the host of Seeker's What I Learned, about some tips that have been scientifically proven to improve your traveling experience.
As it turns out, there actually have been quite a few studies about the value of travel, and most of them seem to suggest that, while it might be expensive, in the long run traveling gives us a lot more pleasure than whatever expensive gadget you might be thinking about plunking down some cash for.
If you're curious about what science has to say to make your next trip the best vacation ever, you're definitely going to want to check out this episode of DNews.
Waiting for Merlot: anticipatory consumption of experiential and material purchases (via NCIB)
"Experiential purchases (money spent on doing) tend to provide more enduring happiness than material purchases (money spent on having)."
You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience (via NPR)
"We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place."
Contrary to expectations, life experiences better use of money than material items (via San Francisco State University)
"Despite knowing that buying life experiences will make them happier than buying material items, shoppers might continue to spend money on the latter because they mistakenly believe items are a better value, according to a San Francisco State University study published today. That belief, however, isn't accurate."