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Costa Rica was one of those places for my family, and tales of zip-lining, white-water rafting, and colorful wildlife made us want to see if for ourselves. We did just that a few months ago (read about the trip on page 96), and the destination did not disappoint, from the scenery – it was so green! – to the outdoor adventures and the people we met. Though I tend not to repeat too many destinations - so many places to see, so little time, and I want to check off as many as possible – Costa Rica’s one of those rare places I want to return to again and again.
So what kind of traveler are you, and what’s on your wish list? Find out when you take our Travel Dreams Survey at www.virtuoso.com. The survey is fun, fast, and enlightening: choose your travel personality, then tell us what tops your travel dreams, whether it’s for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a trip of lifetime. When you finish, the survey will create your personal travel wish. You can download and print it for future reference to what destinations and experiences most entice you. Better yet: Share that list with your travel advisor, who can help you map out a plan to make those wishes a reality.
My own survey results? I’m a “Trendsetter” travel personality: “It’s all about what’s new and what’s next. You’re a collector of experiences – the more passport stamps, the better.” (Sound familiar?) The dream destinations that top my list:
Those last two? My goal is to call on all seven continents; only five down.
Try it yourself – you’ll also be entered for a chance to win a ten-day cruise for two from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with Crystal Cruises; five other luck winners will receive $1,000 cash prizes. Here’s wishing you good luck. (Only U.S. residents are eligible to win prizes, however, consumers living outside the U.S. are invited to take the survey at www.virtuoso.com/traveldreams)
P.S. Do it soon – the survey ends March 31.
by Elaine Srnka
Editorial Director, Virtuoso
After poring over the results of tens of thousands of reader responses to Virtuoso Life’s annual Travel Dreams Survey for the last six years, one thing is clear: Virtuoso travelers are insatiable. It seems that no matter how many corners of the globe you’ve visited, no matter how many “trips of lifetime” you’ve taken, there will always be others that beckon.
And here’s something else I’ve learned, as I’ve tallied not only the rankings of your travel dreams but studied your answers on why they appeal: Traveling to a particular destination means more to you than just checking it off your wish list (been there, seen that). You don’t want to merely say that you’ve been to a particular place; you want to truly experience it.
That said, it’s still pretty thrilling to rack up the bragging rights that go with such travel. Fortunately, your Virtuoso advisor can help you have your enriching experiences and earn bragging rights too.
Flip through this issue to find page after page of travel dreams; we’ve included more comprehensive results – for more inspiration – than ever before. You’ll find the top ten of everything, from trips of a lifetime to romantic getaways, family vacation destinations, island escapes, and the like.
No matter where you want to go next, your advisor’s wisdom and connections make travel so much more than a trip; they make it an experience to remember. (In addition to orchestrating travel dreams, Virtuoso advisors are also pretty practical; check out their tips on packing, planning, and keeping the peace on page 86.)
Congratulations to Stephen Sparks, this year’s Travel Dreams winner of Crystal Cruises’ grand prize; read about his travels (and those of other past winners) on page 82. These clients, quite the globe-trotters even before their winning trips, perfectly illustrate how, as Pat Conroy wrote, once you have traveled, the voyage never ends.
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