They needed a study to come up with this?

According to an item on the great web site, Eurekalert, “a new study in the journal of Tourism Analysis” has concluded that people who travel frequently, aka frequent travelers, “are happier with their lives than people who don’t travel at all.”

Apparently, survey “participants who reported regularly traveling at least 75 miles away from home reported being about 7% happier when asked about their overall well-being than those who reported traveling very rarely or not at all.”

Could be.

Or it may just be that people who are happier in the first place tend to travel more than people who aren’t happy.

I mean, if you’re not feeling so good, would you jet off to Bali, or Venice, or even Granby, Quebec?

Bottom line, though: a 7% difference in a self-assessment survey is absolutely no way to determine any truth whatsoever.