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Thinking About Active Travel, but Not Sure Where to Start?

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023

Story by: Molly Waldstein | Travel Writer


VBT takes the mystery out of vacation planning with this handy checklist.

Thinking About Active Travel, but Not Sure Where to Start?

VBT Takes the Mystery Out of Vacation Planning

With a wealth of fantastic destinations, it can be hard to narrow down the field. To give you the inside edge, VBT put together this handy checklist—it can help you pick a destination, book your tour, and get ready to take that big trip of a lifetime.

Step 1: Find Your Dream Destination

There are so many great destinations out there, and it can be difficult to limit yourself to just one! If you’re having a hard time picking that perfect destination for your next adventure, here are a few questions to help build your shortlist:

  • What makes you feel good? Maybe you love the feeling of pedaling under a lush canopy of leaves, or maybe it’s the smell of salt sea air, or the tantalizing aroma of haute cuisine that bring you joy. Start by thinking of the most delicious, mouth-watering meal you can imagine. Picture it in your mind, then pick a destination that puts that meal on the table in front of you.
  • What makes you feel whole? Wholeness comes from something that supports both body and soul. Start by thinking of a favorite novel or film that’s close to your heart. Now picture it—including the sights, the sounds, the smells, the stories. Pick a destination that lets you walk in the footsteps of your favorite character.
  • What makes you grow as a person? Transformative travel is about discovering a new world of passion and energy. Think about the people you want to share that energy with when you get home. Picture yourself showing them your vacation photos—then ask yourself what you want those photos to look like. Pick a destination that delivers that perfect snapshot.

What three questions do savvy travelers ask when they call VBT?

Check out this handy checklist and find out how we can help you book the perfect active vacation—and how to get ready for the big day once you do.


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