It's OK To Spend All Your Money On Traveling, Says Science | YourTango

By Christine Schoenwald

It turns out that it's not whoever has the most stuff wins; it's whomever has had the most experiences wins, and ends up being happier.

Say what? Aren't we supposed to save all our money so we can keep up with having the newest of phones, TVs, and cars?

It turns out that while we used to think material things were the way to happiness, according to science, what will bring you the most lasting happiness are experiences -- travel, outdoor activities, new skills, and visiting exhibitions.

We think because our brand new TV will last longer than a cruise to Bermuda, that the happiness we felt at purchasing the TV lasts longer, too. Unfortunate