Road trips are fun, but did you know they can also benefit you creatively? They combine several creativity boosters, including putting down our phones, getting out into nature and listening to music — because no road trip is complete without tunes! 

And if you take the scenic route, you’ll also benefit from awe-spotting, the practice of recognizing the incredible in everyday life. In other words, it’s stopping to not only smell the roses but also marvel at the rose’s intricacies. A University of California, Berkeley study found that awe-spotting has a greater effect on creativity than amusement. So hit the road this fall and get inspired. And if you need some suggestions on where to go, check out this list of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the U.S.