As if we need any other evidence to prove that traveling is awesome, a cognitive neuroscientist from the University of Utah has studied the effects nature has on thought processes and creativity. Turns out, testing proved that being in National Park wilderness for four days without distractions of Facebook, email, etcetera improved the group’s thinking scores by 50 percent. Check out the full article here. I knew I felt smarter at the top of Angels Landing at Zion National Park last spring… hopefully Rocky Mountain with have the same effect.
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