Happy Humpday! December 27, 2017

Happy almost New Year, everybody! What do your resolutions include? If it includes travelling more often, we support that. Getting out of your home, out of your neighborhood, out of your city, out of your state, out of your country… It’s GOOD for the human brain to explore! Take, for example, the benefits of travelling abroad with regards to its effect on your level of creativity.

This article from The Atlantic states,
“In general, creativity is related to neuroplasticity, or how the brain is wired. Neural pathways are influenced by environment and habit, meaning they’re also sensitive to change: New sounds, smells, language, tastes, sensations, and sights spark different synapses in the brain and may have the potential to revitalize the mind.”

They go on to state,
“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.”

They also reference a personal favorite quote from Mark Twain, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

And that’s just scratching the surface of the benefits of travel and exploration. If you’re itching to get out and get out NOW, you could catch a flight to Rajasthan, India, and catch the Bikaner Camel Festival!

It’s a colorful celebration in Bikaner, a desert circuit of Rajasthan, known for its ancient forts, palaces, and temples. The event celebrates that very “Ship of the Desert,” the camel! It includes camel dances, camel races, camel rides, the list goes on! If not the Bikaner Camel Festival, then where? Give it some thought, you’ve got places to go!

This brings us to today’s Humpday camelfact…
p.s. One more thing,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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