How would you describe yourself? An adrenaline junkie? A culture vulture? A history buff? A fashionista? An ecotourist?
Let's face it! Different personality types have different expectations when they travel. History buffs might want to explore churches and forts while fashionistas would rather shop till they drop.Together, Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents 400 independent hotels around the world.
They have combined forces to recommend the following five travel destinations based on your personality type – with a recommended hotel or resort at each destination.
For the Adrenaline Junkie – Queenstown, New Zealand
Why go: As the adventure capital of the world, this resort town offers stunning lake and mountain scenery and activities such as canyoning, bungee jumping, and fly-fishing.
Where to stay: Azur – Each one of the luxury lodge's nine villas features a gas fireplace and a private deck with lounge area designed for guests offering incredible views.
For the Culture Seeker – Udaipur, India
Why go: One of India's most beautiful and culturally rich cities, Udaipur has former royal palaces, beautiful gardens, and cruising across Lake Pichola.
Where to stay: The Leela Palace Udaipur – Cultural experiences include individual astrological chart readings with the on-site astrologer.
For the Ecotourist – Mata de Sao Joao, Brazil
Why go: Home to Brazil's top ecotourism projects, this fishing village provides opportunities to learn about sea turtle conservation at Taatwmar Project, trek through the 600-acre Sapiranga Ecological Reserve, and drive down the famed Linha Verde.
Where to stay: Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte – Luxury travel meets environmental sustainability at this 292-room ecoresort, which has an on site spa.
For the History Buff – Querétaro, Mexico
Why go: Built from Mexico's 17th-century silver fortune, this colonial city is a UNESCO World Heritage site with the Museo Regional de Querétaro, La Casa de la Marquesa, and the Cerro de las Campanas National Park.
Where to stay: Hacienda Jurica – This 16th Century hacienda is a true retreat, with contemporary amenities and restaurants that serve traditional Mexican fare accompanied by live music.
For the Fashionista – Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Why go: Forte dei Marmi is immensely popular among the glitzy crowd, who flock to this area of northern Tuscany for its pristine beaches, world-class designer discount market at Piazza Marconi, and abundance of designer boutiques.
Where to stay: Grand Hotel Imperiale – Situated on a private beach, surrounded by the Apuan Alps,it presents five-star accommodations and services ranging from fine dining to a medical spa.
Meet Nadine Gray!
A special thanks to Nadine Gray for these great pictures!
I knew I could count on you Nadine!!! These are EXACTLY what I wanted!!!
Nadine is a self described “traveler, writer, blogger, entrepreneur, nanny, miner, explorer, daughter, and sister”.
Wandering the the world one country at a time, Nadine publishes an entertaining travel blog.
You can always count on it for great pictures of Nadine as she travels the world – and the people she meets along the way.
BTW, Nadine and I met on Facebook. You could call us cyberbuddies – and fellow world travelers!
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