Hawaii came in as the second-happiest state in the U.S. in the Gallup Organization’s Well-Being Index, which looked at factors like job satisfaction, emotional and physical health and healthy habits.
There’s no need to state the obvious as to why, but Utah–the leader–is a headscratcher. Utah, really? Utah before luaus, waterfalls and golden sands? No offense to Utah, but I’d rather be surfing, parasailing, tubing in a lazy river, dolphin watching, heck, eating Spam, in a Hawaii vacation rental. Wouldn’t you?
Now it’s time for you Utah folks to sound off.
What is your secret to happiness? Share on Twitter @checkincheckout.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.