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The Real Reason You’re Happier When You Travel

It’s not about where you go, but what you leave behind

Photo by Olexandr Ignatov on Unsplash

It is a truism that travel broadens your horizons. Like most truisms, it is only partly true. Yes, travel expands your world, but it does so by shrinking it.

I was reminded of this delicious paradox recently when I did something I hadn’t done in a very long time…




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Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”

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