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Chapter 5: Wanderlust

Travel is all about exploring different cultures, exotic foods, vast landscapes, ancient history and more. Hotels.com wants to help travelers experience more of the world by not only helping them find the perfect place to rest their head, but by also helping them identify where they should travel based on their interests and passions. Whether traveling for cuisine, sports and adventures, music, art and design, shopping or health and wellness, Hotels.com encourages travelers to follow their passions. Hotels.com has teamed up with leading brands and experts in these fields to share their travel secrets and tips, advise on their favorite places to go, and why.

Choose Your Wanderlust

Cuisine

Itís pretty much a fact that we all love to eat. Trying a new local dish or special type of food is all part of the experience when traveling. The following culinary destinations are bound to get your stomach rumbling.

 

Art & Design

Seeing a painting, a sculpture or a beautiful building is a much more rewarding experience in real life. The following cities are a sampling of some of the better art and design destinations worth exploring firsthand. Canít make it to one of these cities?

 

Shopping

Want to shop Ďtil you drop? Below are a few trending destinations that provide shopping for all budgets and tastes from one-of-a-kind boutiques to mega-malls and luxury brand stores. Consider checking out the Hotels.com Pinterest boards to inspire your vacation outfits and other travel essentials.

 

Health & Wellness

From open space to yoga to organic food, the following destinations are hotspots for travelers seeking a healthy and balanced escape. Also, check out these tips for staying healthy during a trip.

 

Adventure

If the running of the bulls or skydiving is a little too extreme for you, take a look at these adventurous destinations that are bound to get your adrenaline pumping and blood flowing.

 

Music

From intimate concert settings to large music festivals, the following cities thrive on providing†unique concert experiences†for travelers no matter what music is on their iPod.