by Mary Wimmer
Where will you be this spring? With so many travel destinations to choose from, first find out what kind of traveller you are. Do like rest and relaxation, or epic adventures? Want to learn a new skill or sport, or live just like a local?
No matter what your travel profile is, there’s a perfect place out there waiting for you…
The Four Traveller Types
The Explorer – The Explorer’s default mode is active travelling. No matter the age or ability of this traveller type, adventures are an opportunity to get things moving - hiking alpine terrain, discovering castles of antiquity, or climbing all 674 steps of the Eiffel Tower.
CAA Travel’s Recommended Trip: Explore the Best of Spain and Portugal on Insight Vacations’ jam-packed journey there. Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese, and Moorish Kingdoms as evidenced by their grand castles, stupendous religious buildings, and incredible works of art. It’s a highlights-reel of a trip, and it places you at centre-stage in all of the action!
The Gourmand – A taste for the finer things in life separate this traveller type from others. Vacations offer time to unwind with family and good friends; so making the most of each and every moment is what this traveller type seeks. Fine dining experiences are a must, as are luxe accommodations. The Gourmand sinks his or her teeth into luxury destinations and above all pays attention to quality over quantity.
CAA Travel’s Recommended Trip: Taste of Bordeaux (AmaWaterways)
Set sail on a seven-night cruise with AmaWaterways and travel to France’s legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food. On an AmaWaterways sailing, cruisers will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, there is a choice of excursions, such as bike rides, hikes, and other special interest tours.
The Novelty-Seeker – Often described as an off-the-beaten-path traveller, this adventurer is always looking for an authentic experience. From exploring the jungles of Asia to seeing glaciers in the Arctic, the Novelty-Seeker appreciates new and different travel experiences. But a far-flung destination isn’t necessarily a prerequisite. Visiting a popular place and seeing it through new eyes is just as satisfying for the Novelty-Seeker.
CAA Travel’s Recommended Trip: There’s no shortage of novelties to delight in when you experience Portugal with CAA Member Choice Vacations! Dramatic shorelines, meandering cobblestone streets, and oceanfront promenades are ready to be discovered – in all their picturesque glory. Enjoy European beaches of unparalleled beauty on the Sunny Portugal tour!
The Artist – Inspiration is what this traveller type seeks most, no matter the destination. Whether that’s through seeing great works of art or exploring extraordinary architecture. , an appreciation of the arts in all of their forms compels The Artist to travel. No stranger to galleries and museums, The Artist seeks inspiring landmarks and historical sites on his or her journeys.
CAA Travel’s Recommended Trip: Get inspired in the Emerald Isle! Soul-stirring landscapes and a culture that has produced iconic works of art and literature are on tour, on Trafalgar’s Enchanting Emerald Isle departure. You’ll venture across the windswept valleys of the country, from Dublin's Georgian Squares to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the Nore River.
No matter what your traveller type, a CAA Travel Professional can help you pick the perfect holiday just for you! Plus, our team of dedicated travel experts can help you arrange your flights, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, car rentals, travel insurance, and so much more.
Visit your nearest CAA Travel store or call CAA Travel at 1-800-267-8713 and get on your way to your next getaway!