March 20th marks the first ever International Day of Happiness, a day established by the United Nations General Assembly.

To draw the connection between travel and happiness, adventure travel company, GAdventures, ran a survey and asked how travel factors into happiness. Here’s a preview of what they found out:

  • Australia & New Zealand are top destination choices.
  • 61% want more days off to travel.
  • 35% are happiest travelling with friends. 

Click here to view the full results as an infographic

What about you? How are happiness and wanderlust related in your life? Share a comment below, on my Facebook page, or tag me on twitter to continue the conversation. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

[photo by ToniVC via flickr common license]


About Ellen Barone: Consumer travel journalist Ellen Barone is the founder and publisher and She’s currently at work on her first book - I COULD LIVE HERE


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".