Visiting National Geographic's Happiest Places in the World

By Samantha Scott
October 16, 2017

Recently National Geographic announced that these are the world'd happiest places: Costa Rica, Denmark, and Singapore. 

Happiest places in the world

According to National Geographic, people in these countries share some important approaches to life; they "feel secure, have a sense of purpose, and enjoy lives that minimize stress and maximize joy". 

There are at least three strands of happiness according to their research, and each country tends towards one of them. The strands are 'Pleasure', 'Purpose', and 'Pride'. Can you guess which countries go with each?

Don't forget, you can buy happiness, and we are not talking about purchasing a puppy (but that also works).

These happy havens are wonderful to both live in and to visit. Want to experience first hand the secrets to happiness in action?

Here's the top trips to these destinations so you too can maximize your joy and minimize planning stress: 

1. Visit Costa Rica

Search over 200 trips to Costa Rica, where you can live according to their motto "Pure Vida" meaning "Pure Life".

Birdlife in Costa Rica

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2. Visit Denmark

Choose from over 100 tours to Denmark, where being active, healthy, and getting a good education are not only highly valued individually - the governement also helps these priorities remain well funded and top-of-mind.

Denmark canals and colorful houses

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3. Visit Singapore

Search over 50 tours to Singapore, where economic stability feeds a populace who feels safe, secure, and has a good sense of humor.

Singapore structures at dusk

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