Research Suggests The Gift Of A Travel Experience Is The Best Present For Your Child’s Brain

There are many gifts out there that serve as educational toys, such as puzzles and challenging games. Yet research suggests that the experience of a trip can actually promote brain development. As conventional wisdom will point out, toddlers are often less interested in the toy than the box it comes in. This same principle applies to gifts: it’s the experience of the unknown that can often mean the most. Here’s more on this recent finding.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What are your thoughts on these findings? Do you agree that the gift of travel is the best gift of all? Join in on the conversation by leaving a comment below! For more information about these specific studies, click here.