No matter what a traveler's budget may be, all enjoy the idea of exploring new destinations and escaping the daily grind for a much-needed getaway. However, celebrities tend to do vacations a little differently than the average tourist, as they can often afford lavish accommodations and excursions when they choose to venture to a new place. This does not mean that average travelers cannot find inspiration in the stars' favorite destinations across the globe, as many can be visited in wallet-friendly ways while still offering travelers a glamorous getaway.
The habits of celebrity travel
Several tourism organizations have realized the power celebrities have through endorsements and drawing more interest to specific countries, cities and attractions. Some famous individuals will choose their next vacation based on the promise of free trips, and in turn will post photos of themselves on the beach or at in a cabana to boost popularity for the location. While islands and other tropical destinations remain fashionable, some stars will have their weddings in secluded mountain resorts or shoot a film in a previously sleepy town which will heighten curiosity among the general public.
Big trends in star vacations
If travelers are interested in following the footsteps of their favorite stars, there are options all over the world. For instance, Prince William proposed to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, on an African safari in Kenya. While they stayed at a lavish lodge, there are many affordable wildlife sanctuaries travelers can visit while in the country for a romantic getaway.
The Amaifi Coast of Italy is popular among the A-list crowd, as it boasts picturesque landscapes and incredible shorelines. Actress Reese Witherspoon stayed in the town of Positano and a top-notch hotel for her second honeymoon. Many celebrities also visit Rome while in this stunning country to indulge in tasty cuisine and historical architecture. Some of the stars that have been spotted on Roman streets include singer Jennifer Lopez, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Other stars such as George Clooney, Jennifer Garner and Alicia Keys have all spent time in tropical Hawaii, especially at resorts in Kauai. This is a nature lover's paradise, full of mountains, lush vegetation and snorkeling lagoons.
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