Find your luxury travel type!
16 Jun 2016

Travelers – as many types as there are people! Differences in the luxury travel one man prefers to the luxury travel another man prefers is huge. From the taste in music, through the taste in clothing, to the taste in food, is is very varied.

So, some will prefer a totally relaxing trip, other want the hustle and bustle of new cities. After working in the luxury tourism industry for so long, here at World and Pleasure we have divided our guests into five basic categories so we can cater more easily to their needs.

Of course, this is a very broad division, and a person can fit into more than one category easily. Let us find out more about them!

TYPE 1: “JUST RELAX”

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“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”
― Paulo Coelho

You dislike it when you return from a vacation totally drained of energy? You think that too much walking kills the mood? Too much sightseeing is not good for anyone?

Well, you prefer your vacations to be akin to one long spa treatment. Sweet, simple and totally relaxing. No need to run around huge cities or go hiking in the mountains, at most you need one good beach, one good hotel and no plans for the next couple of days.

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Logically, the destinations of your choice are never high class metropolitan areas, or the wild and untamed natural reserves. The Mediterranean, with its  total “happy go lucky” attitude, large number of beaches, and perpetually sunny weather, is a proverbial El Dorado.  No need to do anything but lie down on the beach, do some reading, sip a local beverage of choice and eat delicious food. Same applies to any tropical paradise, like Bora Bora or Bali.

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Our recommendation for you: Gastro and Wine Tour of Croatia

TYPE 2: ADVENTURE

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

You love the adrenaline rush? The thrill of new and unexplored things? The constantly changing, never boring, unusual routes?

Well, your perfect vacation is like something out of a Hollywood action movie – fast, furious, intensive and hazardous. Fear is not something that shakes you up, and you find most vacation spots tepid and uninspiring. You years to take that next step, get out of your comfort zone and “cease the day” fully.

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Thus, the destinations of your choice are often rough and rowdy terrains, that, while lacking in finesse, more than make it up in their wild, untamed beauty and pure energy. Any form of sports activity is welcome – skydiving, bungee jumping, kayaking, you name it! As long as it’s not boring, anything goes!

You like exploring things never touched by civilization, a rarity in today’s world, and perhaps live freely and without the rules imposed by polite society.

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WE RECOMMEND: Rafting on Cetina River

 

TYPE 3: RETRO

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“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
― Jane Austen

You long for the times past? You find the previous decades/centuries superior to our own time in elegance and opulence? You simply like antique things?

Your perfect vacation must then be a trip down memory lane, and even beyond that. Places with no historical background do not interest you, and even natural riches are not quite it (you like them, enjoy them, but…). Without the mysticism and allure of the times bygone, you can never feel completely satisfied.

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Your destination must have enough historical background to fill countless books, and those monuments and remnants of the long gone civilizations must be well preserved. Information about it must be plentiful, guided tours are an imperative, with stories and interesting tidbits in abundance. Culture goes hand in hand with history, so an absolute must are cultural institutions like museums and theaters. Hip trendy cities with a long history are your favorite places to go, as it is always exciting to see how the monuments of yesteryear translate to modern everyday life.

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WE RECOMMEND: Cultural Tour of Croatia

 

TYPE 4: ROMANTIC

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“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”

― Elinor Glyn

You love traveling with your partner? You think every traveling opportunity should be used to bring you closer to each other? You like sensual, passionate and avid experiences?

Look no further, you are a romantic type. Your perfect vacation is aimed not at your own satisfaction, but at that certain somebody you heart flutters for. Everything else falls into second place.

History. Nice to have. Nature. Nice too. Food? Also nice.

But it is the happiness of your partner and the quality time you spend together than counts the most for you. It takes only a little bit of imagination and the right place to make any travel a spellbinding romantic experience.

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The destinations you like have more to do with atmosphere, feeling and sensation than facts and numbers. One small sunset, a stroll down a dimly lit street, drinking from the same cup – mean more to you than huge buildings and expensive hotels (although they often do have this elusive atmosphere). No matter how expensive/cheap, still, these sensations are often difficult to pin down. When they happen, the are pure magic. But, before this moment of bliss, you do try, and try and try. And it is sweeter when you try it with another.

A true romantic trip, even after it is long gone stays with you. It soaks into your skin. It floats through your dreams and has you silently smoldering with delicious remembrances for hours after. It has you craving it days later. And it has you aching for doing it again.

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WE RECOMMEND: Dubrovnik and Ston tour

 

TYPE 5: NIGHTLIFE

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“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.”

Andy Warhol

You love the night? Don’t want to get up before noon? Like to party?

Your preferred vacation is a simple affair, very flexible, undiluted by excessive demands. You can take so much badgering from your friends who prefer other types of tourism. You can survive looking at monuments all day, and even going hiking for hours in the scorching sun. You only want one thing to be perfect: the nightlife. When the sun goes to bed and the moon looks up, that is the time you raise your head, and finally get into your own. The electrifying feeling you get before entering a night club, the sudden elation you feel when you finally get in, the crazy light, the atmosphere, the music! The absolute abandon of all worries and woes when you dance without any borders. You are here and you are the king of the hill, the rules of the nightclub!!!

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Destinations renowned for their clubs are you favorites. The cities much lauded for their beauty and elegance are of on interest to you if they lack the nightclub element. Even worse are the destinations miles away from any civilization. They are fine by day, but we need some “meat” by night. Rambunctious parties, crazy crowds ready for anything and booze that flows freely are what we need.

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WE RECOMMEND: Hvar tour

 

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