Can You Actually Travel Yourself Happy?

For five years I chased happiness around the world. The answer surprised me.

Author’s own photo / Bali, Indonesia

Here is the plot of most movies and books involving travel: Person’s life sucks. Person takes a long trip to somewhere exotic. Person’s life improves greatly. Person writes a bestseller about the adventure, it gets made into a movie, and the travel-yourself-happy plan attracts new converts.