The Globetrotter's Guide to Happiness (Hardcover)
On Our Shelves Now
Sample ways to find happiness from around the world and discover tips on how to adopt these philosophies at home.
Wherever we are in the world, as humans we're all striving for happiness—a feeling of wellbeing and calm amidst the everyday struggles and chaos. What differs is how we pursue that happiness, and there are a range of philosophies on offer around the globe. From searching for ikigai (the 'meaning of life') in Japan or taking a fika coffee break in Sweden, to heading for the hills to clear the mind in Norway or appreciating the art of gezellig ('coziness') in the Netherlands, the world is a tapestry of happiness philosophies we can sample and learn from.
This book features 20 philosophies together with gorgeous illustrations. Each chapter includes an overview of that philosophy, where it originates from, its meaning to that culture, and ways to implement the philosophy in your everyday life at home. There's also information on places you can travel to experience the philosophy a little deeper, and interviews with people who very much practice what they preach, all wrapped up in a beautiful package.
About the Author
Kate Morgan is a freelance travel writer and editor. She has worked in-house at Lonely Planet as a commissioning editor, and also written for various travel guidebooks, online and in magazines for companies such as Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Condé Nast Traveller, and Tourism Australia. Kate was also a contributor to Lonely Planet's Wellness Escapes guide.