Affordable Travel Guide to Personal Interest

Getting More from a Vacation than Just Lazing About!

Personal Interest

Unless you’re retired (and even then you are still so busy!), you have limited vacation time each year. You’ve seen the sights and done the tours, and now you want something a little more tailored to who you are, a trip that delivers not just a fascinating place, but also gives you something that satisfies your soul. In this section of Affordable Travel, we’ll take a look at trips that incorporate place plus passion. Want to spend a week at a cooking school in Tuscany? An art class in Paris? An acting workshop in New York City? Read on!

Here are the overall examples of what we’ll cover:

  • Arts & Design. For the art-appreciator within us all, we’ll suggest superb estate and home tours, visits to the world’s best (large and small) art galleries, dance performances, great theatrical shows, attending films, and tours of studio and design districts in major cities.
  • Creativity. For the artists among us, beginner to professional, we’ll unearth vacations that combine idyllic settings with hands-on creative activities such as: painting, drawing and sketching, writing, sculpture, etching and print-making, pottery, playing an instrument and singing.
  • Culinary & Wine Travel. This might have to be followed by a week at the gym, but it’s worth it! Read up on trips that involve cooking and wine, learning how to, tasting, touring and sampling all over the world.
  • Horticulture. For all you natural and wishful green thumbs, why not vacation where you can also be involved in the beauty of flora! We’ll keep you in the loop about garden tours and shows, as well as down-to-earth agricultural holidays.
  • Photography & Film Excursions. Shutterbugs and travel bugs unite! Here is where to find out about workshops, master classes, photo safaris, film schools, and more, for both still and moving pictures in places that are truly photogenic.
  • Romantic Getaways. Life is hectic and relationships suffer the consequences. Revive yours with a time out from all that marks your daily routine; devote a holiday to “us time”. We will give you fodder to plan that dedicated time off with information about weekend escapes, the most romantic inns and dedicated couples resorts, plus a few secret hideaways that we hear about and will ensure complete privacy. And LGBT romantics, we’ve got terrific spots geared specifically to your needs.
  • Spas & Medical Destinations. For those who need help or are just plain exhausted, these spa and medical facilities will help restore you. We’ll include animal therapy, healing centers, medi-spas, luxury spas, supervised facilities for recovery from addictions, locations for offshore surgical procedures, and wellness retreats.
  • Sports Activities. For the active among us who love to stay lively even during downtime. We’ll take a look at places around the globe that offer, in addition to R&R vacation settings, hands-on sports like riding bikes, car racing and rallies, diving, fishing, flying, golfing, hiking, motorcycle trips and meets, rafting and tubing, sailing, skiing, skydiving and bungee jumping, surfing, and tennis and racquet sports, We’re exhausted just writing abut it!

If you want to spend your vacation in a fabulous place, but doing something you really love, then our personal interest vacations section will appeal to you. It makes your time off matter, and you come home with more than just memories, but maybe a teapot you made yourself, or newly learned ability for guitar harmonics. It’s a deeper, richer kind of holiday that strikes a chord with your inner needs.

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