The Happy Place Chain
"I live at the beach, but my happy place is the Alps…"
"My home is the Cayman Islands, and it's like being on vacation every day! But my happy place is in the snow—a sunny day in the Alps is just as good to me as a day on the beach is to other people. I grew up skiing, and the mountains are just so gorgeous. I feel relaxed there."
—Maya Ogorzalek, 27
"I live in the Alps, but my happy place is Tuscany…"
"My husband and I live in a tiny town called Barberaz in the French Alps, and you can't compare its beauty to anything. But before we moved here, I studied in Tuscany, which is my happy place. The people there have such passion. There's warmth, laughter and loudness every day."
—Cynthia Caughey Annet, 52
"I live in Tuscany, but my happy place is an Orioles game…"
"In Tuscany I'm surrounded by green and sunshine. And the wine, the olive groves…this is a very wonderful place. But there's nowhere I'm happier than at a Baltimore Orioles game, sitting in box seats and eating curly fries with my kids. Now that I live far away, it's what I miss most."
—Jodi Cutler, 39
"I live for Orioles games, but my happy place is my grandma's house…"
"I've been an Orioles fan forever. Even if the team loses—which they often do!—I still enjoy going to the games. But my happy place? It's my grandparents' house in Connecticut. My grandmother made the best pancakes! My favorite memories are from the times I stayed there."
—Kerrin Kastorf, 29
"I live in that house, but my happy place is the beach!"
"When my grandchildren were small, they'd come stay with us. My happy place is whenever I'm with them—especially times we spend together at the beach. I still love seeing them, even though they're all grown-up."
—Renee Chudzik, 80, Kerrin's grandmother