Research Says Traveling Makes You Smarter!

You know parking with SmartPark is always the “Intelligent” choice when traveling through JFK and LGA. But did you know the benefits of travel are so abundant that it can help you advance at work and lead a healthier life?

According to recent studies, using all your vacation time each year can help you advance at your job and visiting a beautiful beach can reduce stress levels (we kinda knew that already!). Plus, sharing vacation photos can make you happier.

A new study by William W. Maddux, an associate professor of organizational behavior at graduate business school INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, found that traveling can make you smarter and lead to more job opportunities.

Professor Maddux contends that individuals who take time to travel and engage with new communities will have a higher number of job offers thanks to their multicultural learnings.

And there is science to back up Maddux’s claims. It is stated that “the study proved a link between a person’s “multicultural engagement,” which is their ability to adapt to and learn from new cultures, and their “integrative complexity,” which is a person’s willingness to acknowledge competing perspectives on an issue.”

“When individuals are exposed to the same multicultural environment, it is their psychological approach and engagement with different cultures that determines growth in integrative complexity and tangible increases in professional opportunities.”

But Maddux isn’t alone. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that students who lived abroad were 20 percent more likely to solve a computer task than those who simply stayed in their home country. Additionally, a 2015 study showed that those who simply looked at a photo of nature for 40 seconds had drastically improved performance on their next task, so imagine actually seeing those sites in person!

So, what are you waiting for? Book that trip and your SmartPark spot today and get the heck to someplace fascinating and stimulating!