Traveling brings about a sense of wonder and possibility, but the greatest emotion it evokes is happiness.
Picking the top five destinations abundant with culture and scenery, Denmark is first on our list. With some of the world's oldest, yet charming amusement parks and breathtaking gardens, Denmark is an enticing location. Tivoli Gardens and King's Garden are popular places to check out while exploring Denmark. The Dine with Danes organization also does a great job of pairing tourists with Danish families if home cooked meals are on your itinerary.
Norway is the second happiest destination for its majestic scenery that will keep you mesmerized. Nature is at its finest in Norway's mountain ranges and national parks if you seek an outdoorsy experience with friends and family. Check out Dovrefjell National Park if you want to spot oxen and reindeer too!
Continuing with the outdoorsy theme, next up is Switzerland. Known for the beautiful Swiss Alps, this third happy destination is a ski lover's paradise. If skiing is not on your bucket list, the Matterhorn provides adventurous opportunities for hikers alike.
If you prefer more of a delicate and artsy destination, then we suggest the Netherlands, with its musicians, film festivals and famous flower regions. The flower markets bloom with a variety of seasonal tulips, which makes the Netherlands a happy and peaceful destination.
Are you looking for an experience that has more of a splash? Australia is our fifth pick for a happy destination. The Great Barrier Reef is a unique place to explore the largest coral reef system in the depths of the ocean. While we've covered adventures for both land and sea, Australia also has a unique experience for hang-gliding.
The world has a multitude of happy countries to visit, but now you know where to start!