Buying experiences (like travel!) rather than material possessions makes you happier

new-years-resolution-proven-by-scienceHappy New Year!

The start of a new year tends to be a time when we take stock of our lives and perhaps make resolutions pertaining to the betterment of them. This article on the Becoming Minimalist site cites 11 terrific suggestions. And we couldn’t agree with Number Seven more: “Buy Less Stuff and More Experiences.” Scientific studies suggest that buying life experiences rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness.

Helping people to travel the world is what we do at Venture Out. And it’s not uncommon for us to hear — even years after a trip — how much the experience affected them for the better. Find your place in the world!