Need happiness? Plan a trip, College of Alabama researchers say
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Need happiness? Plan a trip, College of Alabama researchers say

Roger Cooper takes a picture of his wife Lori and 10 year-old daughter Jamison on South Beach in Miami, Florida, on Saturday Jan. 5, 2013, before the Alabama-Notre Dame national championship game. [Staff file photo]

Infinite summer season surfers, Elvis within the motion pictures, the Go-Gos, Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffett would in all probability agree with this premise: Seaside individuals dwell the sunniest lives.

But it surely seems to be the highway forward that brings essentially the most pleasure, in response to a examine by a pair of College of Alabama researchers. Sure, seashores have been named most frequently as desired locations, within the examine of 1,040 vacationers from round america, but it surely’s journey itself, the escape from routine, that creates pleasure.

The traveler can climb mountains, sail cruise ships, or hike parks, mentioned Jay Waters, a UA teacher in promoting and public relations, who created the examine with Jameson Hayes, an affiliate professor and director of UA’s Public Opinion Lab.

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