There’s nothing like getting away and falling in love with a new city. But much like a first date, choosing that perfect match can lead to major sparks or a major letdown. To help you select your ideal vacation match, we’ve sorted our destinations based on four distinct travel personalities. Which personality — and destination — suits you?
Set off on adventures along Kauai’s remote coastline, Sydney’s most iconic sites or all over the city that never sleeps.
Are you the type who plans to spend more time out and about than in the comforts of your hotel? Then, pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts.
When the sun comes up, it’s time to get out for some outdoor adventures. Discover some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches, hike along the Napali Coast, or even go mountain tubing. Nights are for catching up on your sleep – there’s more to do on Kauai tomorrow.
In the middle of winter, enjoy a second summer in Sydney. Australia’s largest and most populous city has no shortage of things to do. Hike the 7-kilometer Coogi to Bondi Walk and surf on Bondi Beach. Explore the Royal National Park or tour the Sydney Opera House. And, of course, you’ll have to fuel up at Sydney’s amazing bars and restaurants.
New York, New York
This is “the city that never sleeps,” and with so many urban adventures to experience, you may not either. Explore Central Park. See a hot Broadway show. Hit up landmarks from the Brooklyn Bridge to Yankee Stadium. But be sure to do your research – you won’t be able to fit it all in on one trip.
Go beyond the ordinary on Maui, around Auckland or deep in the forests of Portland, Oregon.
The escape artist
Do you want to get away from it all? Then get back to nature — or simply get lost in it — at these destinations.
Maui is the place to go to put yourself in timeout. This is home to some of the best beaches in Hawaii, from the golden sands of Kaanapali to the black sands of Waianapanapa. Wake up early to catch the sunrise above the clouds atop Haleakala or simply sleep in at some of the best resorts in the Islands.
Auckland, New Zealand
While Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand, it’s also a jumping-off point to escape to another world. Go stargazing on Great Barrier Island. Visit Waiheke Island, “The Island of Wine.” Or explore the natural beauty of West Auckland’s beaches.
If you think you can “Keep Portland Weird,” a journey to the Pacific Northwest’s coolest cities is a must. Explore Forest Park, the largest wooded urban park in the U.S. Go hiking on over 70 miles of trails. Or start happy hour early on a beer and whiskey tour on Distillery Row. Portland isn’t for everybody, which is why it might be perfect for you.
Night owls will have a hoot living it up in Honolulu, Tokyo and Las Vegas.
The life of the party
If you’re ready to eat, drink and indulge in some fun, leave your baggage at home and book a trip with your besties to these hot spots.
Hawaii’s most cosmopolitan island offers plenty of options to let loose. Check out the nightlife in Waikiki. Explore world-class restaurants and speakeasy bars in Kakaako and Chinatown. Experience shows, concerts and cultural events. You can recover on the beach in the morning.
There’s so much to love about Tokyo, from exquisite five-star restaurants to the hole-in-the-wall bars and eateries that have been open for hundreds of years. Go ahead and dance, karaoke and eat your way to the rising sun.
Las Vegas, Nevada
What is it about the Ninth Island that locals go back to over and over again? Perhaps, it’s because the desert landscapes, the lavish casinos and the opulent shows are so different from daily island life. One thing’s for sure, you may lose money at the tables, but a visit to Vegas is always a win.
Enrich your travels with cultural experiences on Hawaii Island, in South Korea and in Austin, Texas.
If you believe the heart of traveling is to learn and explore different cultures, get ready to open your minds to these destinations.
Hawaii Island, Hawaii
Learn about Hawaiian culture by witnessing first-hand the power of an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visiting the birthplace of Hawaii’s first king, Kamehameha I.
Seoul, South Korea
There’s more to Korean culture than K-Pop (but there’s nothing wrong with K-Pop). Explore the ancient palaces, museums and unique places that make up the fabric of the colorful culture of Korea.
This dynamic city is unlike any other — cowboy culture and Hispanic influences blend with a vibrant mix of music, art, cinema and cuisine. It’s an iconic creative hub that is ultimately as American as it gets.
Note: Due to web limitations, the use of diacritics in the Hawaiian language are omitted from this article.