Bhutan tucked up in the Himalayas, intrigues with its singular emphasis on Gross National Happiness. Monasteries, which cling to cliffs, reveal a spiritual past. Iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery precariously balances above breathtaking vistas. Festivals converge history and present with their riot of color and ritual. As prayer flags flutter in mountain breezes, Bhutan’s dedication to nature and culture is evident in its pristine valleys. The search for happiness in the country is embodied by the smiles that follow each move. Here, traveling is an embracing of peace, sincerity, and warmth that serves as a reminder that joy is a state of being rather than a destination.