Endless golden beaches, phenomenal year-round weather, a lot of room to escape the crowds and a world renowned lifestyle, Australia rightly sits high on most people’s travel bucket list.
For visitors, Stockholm is probably the most beautiful Scandinavian city of all.
Consistently sitting atop many a
traveler’s wish list, New Zealand’s remote, relaxed and beatific way of
life translates into serious happiness not just for its residents but
also its visitors.
...small population and extraordinary landscape offering everything from absolute solitude to city living at its edgiest.
Flat, easygoing Netherlands is world renowned for its liberal, laissez-faire approach to life. Do as the locals do and pedal a bike through its
iconic tulip and windmill laden landscapes before rolling into Amsterdam
and a taste of European culture at its finest.
Take into account its favorable tax
regime, booming economy, phenomenal infrastructure and education
services and you can understand the secret to its success.
The most equal, peaceful and fair
country in the world has always danced around the top spot thanks to its
low tax and free health care and education.
Typical Scandinavian attributes such as
high living standards and a brilliant tax, health, education and welfare
system mean it has one of the smallest wealth gaps in the world.
Last year’s winner has also been voted
Europe’s most beautiful country, which no doubt helps with the smiles.
As with its neighbours, social equality and welfare rank it high and
it’s often found atop worldwide prosperity indexes - but forget all of
that, book yourself a cruise through its majestic fjords and you’ll see
why they’re really so at home in its incomparable landscapes.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the world’s least happy country is Burundi, followed by Central African Republic, South Sudan and Tanzania, marking a sad indictment of life in Africa.