To start the year we’re thinking about happiness.
We go on an adventure to Bhutan, the tiny but mighty Himalayan kingdom that measures its prosperity according its citizen’s happiness rather than their economic growth.
We meet William Thomson, who decided to travel around Britain’s coastline with his young family surfing, swimming, and camping. They funded their inspiring journey by designing tide charts, which they sell in shops along the way.
We head to the Peak District to try Tenkara, an ancient and mindful method of trout fishing which channels the power of Japanese zen.
We visit the Altitude Comedy Festival in Mayrhofen to find out why laughter and snowsports have so much in common. And we wonder if taking a donkey on a remote trek through the French Pyrenees will keep kids happy while hiking on long hot days.
We look at how important cycling and conversation are for men’s mental health, and finally we chat to the “Iceman” Wim Hof, who uses revolutionary breathing techniques and cold water therapy to increase energy, and keep stress at bay, while defying scientists along the way.
These stories and more will be dropping throughout January.