We welcome guest blogger Karolina Shenton for this article on selecting a getaway
Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home,” however, wouldn’t you rather be on vacation? Even if you have the most glamorous house or apartment, there really is nothing like visiting a fascinating and wondrous new city or town. It’s time to take the things you love about life and see the world. Here is my guide to matching your interests and personality to a destination, for the perfect vacation.
For the girl who is obsessed with pop culture
I recommend a cruise to the Caribbean. Islands like Barbados, the Bahamas and St. Martin are hot spots for celebrities who vacation and own property in the Caribbean. For instance, Simon Cowell and Mariah Carey both vacation in Barbados, and Rihanna often visits as it’s where she was born. If celebrity sightings are what you’re after, the Caribbean is hard to beat.
For the fashionista
I suggest taking a trip to Tokyo, the newest fashion center of the world. Tokyo and other parts of Asia are on the cutting edge of style. Take a trip there and you will certainly return home as a trendsetter. From Harajuku girls to Uniqlo, there are a lot of big things happening in Japan’s fashion world. If you are looking for a more upscale scene, hit up Hong Kong where all the big names in fashion have boutiques.
For the girl who loves to cook and eat
France, Italy and Greece are filled with delicious dishes and interesting ingredients. Cruise to the Mediterranean where you will have one great meal after the other. Oceania Cruises takes travelers to visit with local farmers and chefs, and will even teach you how to make the dishes that you will be served on your cruise.
For the girl with her nose in a book
History and literature are alive and well in Russia. Venture to St. Petersburg and experience the rich Russian culture with all of its unique charm. While on your visit, it might be a good time to revisit the great Russian masterworks like “War and Peace” “Crime and Punishment” or “The Cherry Orchard.” And make sure to visit The Hermitage Museum to be dazzled by the largest single art collection in the world.
For the girl who is focused on clean living
Sure, you can break the rules of your diet a little bit on vacation, but you can also treat your body to a break by relaxing on a beautiful cruise and treating yourself to the spa experience. Celebrity Cruises even has special accommodations for travelers looking to give their bodies the ultimate in relaxation. They call it the AquaClass and not only do you get a fabulous suite0sized room, but you will have access to the ships’ famous Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, along with admittance to Blu, the healthy restaurant that has revolutionized healthy eating.
In 2013, don’t let the opportunity to see the world pass you by. Now is your time to be inspired and to find a kindred destination.
Karolina Shenton is a cruise consultant at The Cruise Web. The Cruise Web is a travel agency that specializes in cruising. The expert cruise consultants focus on providing travelers with the best value for their time and money in finding and booking a cruise vacation!