How to Choose a Travel Destination That’s Perfect for You

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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or taking your first steps out into the blue, sometimes it can be helpful to get a little boost in the right direction when it comes to making decisions about where in the world you’d like to visit. Maybe you’ve already been everywhere that you wanted to go, maybe it’s hard to narrow down where to start or maybe you just like to leave fate to decide, bringing you here, to this article. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to guide you through the positive thought process of choosing your next vacation.

When you start thinking about all the places that your feet can take you, your mind may start to rapid fire in a thousand directions, daydreaming about sandy beaches and cobblestone streets, making it difficult to choose just one and stick with it. If you find yourself at this juncture, try reeling it in and writing a list of what attracts you to these places the most. We all have different passions, guilty pleasures and various needs that we want met by our destinations. By deciding what you want most out of your vacation, you can begin to narrow it down and be realistic about your expectations.

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First, ask yourself what drives your motives. Are you an art enthusiast who could spend days wandering through museums and soaking up the architecture? Do you consider yourself a world class foodie? Maybe you’re a sports junkie who wants to take in some games and check out the long history of sports. Or maybe you just want to find the best nightlife the world has to offer and dance for days in a discoteque that checks your coat in with the date you started partying. Perhaps you’re just looking to get away from it all and relax on a balcony over looking the leaning Tower of Pisa or on a beach with a cold daquiri in your hands. What ever your fancy may be, there’s a destination for everyone.

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Barcelona, Spain, Flickr © Umberto Nicoletti

If food is what you’re after, the world doesn’t fail to offer the finest and strangest cuisine that you could possibly imagine. Copenhagen and Hong Kong are among some of the finest destinations for unique foods and alluring street fare. Barcelona and Cartagena are homes to culinary masterpieces, while Bombay, India and Marrakesh, Morocco have rich histories and influences throughout their cuisine. And if you want to fall in love over a romantic dinner that will tease your tastebuds, then Bologna, Italy or Bordeaux, France are the cities you have been looking for.

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Paris, Siena, Venice, Rome, Vienna, Prague and Budapest are among the top travel destination if you just can’t get enough art, culture and architecture in your life. Narrowing down one of these pristine cities to visit could prove a daunting task, but if you take into account one or two other hobbies that interest you, you are sure to find everything you’d like in one of these great cities. And, if music is your prerogative, Berlin, Seattle, New York City, London, Tokyo and Havana will prove to be the best and most diverse cities for all musical desires.

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Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Flickr © Jerry Reuss

Anyone who loves sports or knows someone that loves sports probably is already aware of the top spots regarded highly by sports fans. Melbourne, AUS, Boston and London have proven for decades, if not centuries, to be meccas for sports fans from across the world. If you want to skip the game and head straight to the after party though, try heading to Istanbul, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, New Orleans or Barcelona for the night and time of your life.

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And last but not least, once you’ve found your fill of food, art, music or whatever suits your fancy, it’s time to take a nice, long vacation from your vacation and relax. The Easter Islands, Capri, Italy, the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, or Chiang Mai are all top rated destinations for rest, relaxation and tranquility. Regardless of where you choose to travel, be sure that your destination has everything that you could possibly hope for by doing a little research and having a ton of fun!