Travel to the Happiest Places in the World; Food & Wine

New Zealand – Tongariro National Park

Every year, the UN releases a list of the world’s happiest countries, as determined by leading experts in economics, psychology, health and public policy. Even if you don’t live in one of these allegedly jubilant locales, you can and should visit them. Here, the top ten, plus the one place in each country you’ve just got to see.This article originally appeared on


Visit Lucerne toward the end of winter for Fasnacht (aka the Carnival of Basel), a super-lively pre-Lenten festival with concerts, lantern exhibits, parades and other forms of revelry.


Located in the highlands of Iceland, Landmannalaugar, as you can probably guess from the photo above, is famous for its hiking trails.


In addition to being located in one of the happiest countries, Aarhus is frequently ranked among the world’s happiest cities. It’s also an incredibly young urban center.

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