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

Find my next trip to Costa Rica

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

Find my next trip to Denmark

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

Find my next trip to Singapore

Share and Enjoy
       
1387 Views    No comments
Comments

Write New Comment

Tours & Operators on Stride Awarded and Featured by:

  • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
  • Outside, The New York Times
×
×
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
×
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
Activate your free Stride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits
First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 32 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!
Find the 3 best trips for you.
Take a short quiz to recieve your top matches.