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How To Plan a Vacation Around Your Particular Interests

How To Plan a Vacation Around Your Particular Interests


If you are currently trying to plan your next vacation, it is essential that you think outside the box. Instead of returning to the same hotel resort and taking part in the same activities, now is the time to mix things up. You can do this by writing a list of all your interests. Then, you should number them in order of preference and see which one comes out on top. This could be an excellent way for you to find a unique angle on your next trip. You can experience a vacation that is perfectly tailored to suit your needs and allows you to create memories that will last a lifetime. Below are seven suggestions that will set you off on this creative journey.

Your love of literature

If you are someone who enjoys reading, you should consider planning your next vacation around your passion for literature. By focusing on your passion, it ensures your trip stands out from the crowd. Perhaps you are a lover of horror fiction. Why not look out for an accommodation option that claims to be haunted? This is the perfect place for you to read your favorite books and even consider penning your own. Or, if you are a serious fan of crime literature, you should pay a visit to the Midwest and sign up for an Indianapolis Escape Game. Such an activity is a wonderful opportunity for you to take charge of a mystery, instead of letting someone else have all the fun. No matter your taste in books, there is sure to be a vacation plan that supports your interests. With a little research anything is possible.

Your love of exercise

Alternatively, if you are someone who likes to be up on their feet, you should organize a vacation that celebrates your love of exercise. This could involve anything from a yoga retreat to an intensive boot camp. Whatever you decide, just make sure that you select an activity that you are sure to enjoy. Before you make any bookings, you need to think carefully about whether you are capable of completing the activities with ease. It is also important that you find out if you need to take along specialist equipment and fitness gear.

Your love of wildlife

Next, if you have a love of wildlife, you should seek out your favorite animals while on vacation. Why not go on safari or visit a nature reserve? If you are trying to curb your costs, you could arrange a local camping trip or club together with your loved ones to hire out a cabin in the woods. Alternatively, if you are hoping to enjoy a city break, you should look out for a city location with an impressive zoo. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to experience the best of both worlds.

Your love of art

Enjoying a city break is also an excellent option for anyone with a passion for art. This is especially true if you select an up-and-coming area that is home to many artists and creative types. To get the most out of this experience, you will need to put together an itinerary before you set off. Planning will save you from looking back in regret at the cultural experiences that you haven’t explored. Why not set yourself the challenge of visiting at least three galleries a day? In the evening you could then spend your time attending an exciting play, physical theatre, and poetry slams. If you push forward with this vacation idea, don’t forget to bring along your creative tools. If inspirational resources surround you, this could be the perfect time for you to sketch a masterpiece, pen a poem, or capture a breath-taking photo.

Your love of history

There are many options available to you when it comes to planning your next trip if history is your passion. Perhaps you have been reading up on a specific event. Why not visit the historic site where it took place? Maybe you are interested in a particular figure in history. Why not pay a visit to their childhood home or their final resting place? If you are at the start of your journey towards appreciating history, you could look out for an area with plenty of museums, giving you the freedom to explore a wide range of different time periods and to hone in on which one you like the best.

Your love of fashion

You could also seek out a museum if you are someone with a passion for fashion. There are some fabulous institutions out there that document the way in which clothing has evolved over the years. Alternatively, if you are interested in the here and now, you should think about attending a fashion week. This could involve traveling to exciting locations such as New York, Paris, or London. Of course, it will be difficult for you to gain access to the main shows, but there are sure to be plenty of fringe events for you to enjoy. If you want to be one step ahead of the rest, try to look online to find out where the top critics are heading. They will have an eye for the up and coming designers, so it is a good idea to use their presence as an indication of quality.

Your love of water sports

Finally, if you have an intense love of water sports, you should use your next vacation as an excuse to reconnect with the ocean. If funds allow, you could go all out and charter your boat. A more modest plan could involve finding some suitable accommodation that is close by to the sea. A suitable location will enable you to spend your day’s surfing, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Hopefully, this will be the ideal chance for you to establish connections with like-minded individuals. It could also be a brilliant opportunity for you to increase your abilities and even complete a training course.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Carol Colborn
    March 8, 2018 at 9:03 am

    You are so right! But I have so many interests (like only two of those you mentioned I don’t have but then I have a lot more not listed here, like unusual things, natural landmarks, man-made monuments, etc.) that I just plan our travels around our timeshares and always find out some of my interests are satisfied in any destination.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

      I have some friends who love timeshares. Never tried them myself but maybe one day!

  2. Erin
    March 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Great ideas in this post, Carmen! Whenever I can, I try to squeeze in visiting an art museum or wandering an area known for street art. I like your idea of setting a challenge to explore three galleries in a day. I wish I had thought of that before visiting Laguna Beach. You are so right about doing your research ahead of time, too. I quickly learned that many galleries in Laguna were closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, which left me limited time for gallery viewing and unexpected time to fill with other activities. I ended up at the beach and shopping at some cute boutiques, so I can’t really complain.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 8, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Oh no.. now you have a reason to return! I love Laguna Beach.

  3. Tami Wilcox
    March 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    We like to add several of those elements in one trip, such as art and history. It’s nice to get a mix of experiences!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Agreed! It takes a little extra planning but it’s well worth it.

  4. Taste of France
    March 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    When I started travelling, it was before the Internet, and getting addresses for foreign spots required a lot of detective work and networking. I was into Argentine tango, which took me to very interesting spots across Europe. Not just the dance venues, like the garden in the former Olympic Village in Rome, with live music, or the converted warehouse, with a row of candles going down the former carriage path, near the train station in such a bad neighborhood that my taxi driver didn’t want to leave me, except that I heard the music from inside and knew I was safe. I also found lessons (a private lesson with the star of the movie “The Tango Lesson”), shows and specialty stores selling shoes. My passion led me to off-beat neighborhoods and introduced me to locals in a way you don’t get just sticking to a guidebook. With the Internet, finding out about your passion abroad is easier than ever.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      March 14, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Wow, that’s incredible! Sounds like you had some fabulous experiences. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  5. Becky @ Disney in your Day
    March 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    I love the idea of planning a trip around literature. I actually have a travel guide of “literary stops in America,” so if I’m traveling anywhere I pull it out and see if there’s anywhere I need to go. I’m headed to Key West this May and I’m super excited to visit Ernest Hemingway’s house!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      I know, it’s such a unique idea! I’d love to see some of those literary stops in America.

  6. Carmen Edelson
    March 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    You would love it then!

  7. farenexus
    July 6, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I really like your idea of planning a trip according to interest. I like the history things more so maybe in future i will get a chance to travel to historical places. Thanks for sharing this post with us!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      You’re welcome, thank you so much for reading!

  8. viveda wellness
    November 23, 2021 at 8:36 am

    These checklists are amazing!!! Never thought of something like this before… Carmen 🙂

  9. paper writer
    February 17, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Amazing list for people with different interests. I would love to visit places with mountains, greenery and peace.

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