Summary of “Author and CEO Meik Wiking Shares 7 Tips for Creating Happier Travel Memories”

Happiness Research Institute CEO Meik Wiking shares how we can make the most of our time on the road. Meik Wiking is an author and the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, a think tank based in Copenhagen.
“Travel is about being brought out of your routine,” Wiking says.
“It’s experiencing new things, new culture, new food, new people.And that’s the quick route to [making] memories: novel experiences. There’s nothing wrong with going back to the same place over and over again. But if we want a trip to stand out and be memorable, we have to seek out new experiences.”
The right kind of stress can help cement moments in our memories.
As Wiking explains, “People remember emotions. When they do something that frightens them a little bit, it gets the adrenaline pumping.”
“It’s good to ‘outsource’ some of our memories-the photos, the soundtrack,” Wiking says.
“So you might want to finish on a high,” Wiking says.
“Photos can trigger your memory five, 10, 20 years down the line. Pick the top photos-the happiest memories, the best experiences you had-and bring them into print.”

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