The kingdom of Bhutan is a small, enchanting Himalayan country of 700,000 people. Nestled to the east of Nepal, this vibrant land measures its gross domestic output in terms of happiness as opposed to product. Traveling throughout the country and witnessing the unrelenting smiles of small children and large families is intoxicating.
And yet the country is the epitome of traditional simplicity. (Bhutan only lifted its ban on television and the Internet in 1999.) Talk about the perfect destination for a digital detox! It’s time to grab your passport and pack your hiking gear. The happiest place in the world is calling your name!