Where in the world do you want to go?

If you’re searching for inspiration for your dream vacation, see which trips upscale travelers are putting on their bucket lists.

The newest results from the annual Virtuoso Life Travel Dreams Survey are in. More than 5,800 travelers from 60 countries shared their desired destinations, travel interests, and dream vacations.

Top Trips of a Lifetime

Learn more about the Trips of a Lifetime here.

Top Dream Vacation Destinations

Get more information on the Dream Destinations here.

Top Travel Pursuits

dream vacations: Virtuoso Travel Dreams Survey 2015Travelers have a wide range of interests they enjoy indulging on a dream vacation. They also enjoy a variety of travel styles. Here are this year’s favorite types of travel:

  1. Cultural/Historical 42%
  2. Cruising 40%
  3. Adventure/Nature 37%
  4. Beach 31%
  5. Family 25%
  6. Food & Wine 24%
  7. River Cruising 22%
  8. City Getaways 19%
  9. Relaxation/Spa 16%
  10. Romantic 15%

Number of Trips Virtuoso Travelers Expect to Take

Luxury travelers are an on-the move group as they pursue their bucket lists of dream destinations:

  • 59% will take 1-3 trips this year
  • 29% will take 4-6 trips this year
  • 12% will take 7 or more trips this year

New This Year: Why I Travel

For the first time, this year’s Travel Dreams Survey featured an essay contest. Luxury travelers submitted the varied reasons they’re so passionate about travel.

Winner Daryl Bart of Wynantskill, New York earned $10,000 for her piece on how travel benefits her family. “Travel is stepping outside the box that has been neatly provided for us,” she writes.

Second place (and $5,000) went to Eileen Dormer of Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She wrote about the rejuvenating power of travel: “I travel because travel vaporizes world-weariness. Poof! I am young again, and everything is luminous and fresh.”

Read those essays, as well as those of the four third-place finishers, in the July/August issue of Virtuoso Life.

Bringing Your Dream Vacation to Life

A Virtuoso travel advisor can create a dream vacation you’ll never forget. They’ll come up with ideas you never thought of, with their knowledge of top destinations. And their connections with luxury partners mean they can VIP you and secure you added value during your dream vacation.

Find out more about how you’ll benefit from working with a Virtuoso travel advisor. Ready to get matched with an advisor who’s a perfect fit for you? Meet your advisor on virtuoso.com.