I have always felt that the best way to take a vacation was not only to go to a great destination but also to combine your trip with something which you are passionate about. My buddy Eugene Bernshtam and I regularly do this and in the past we have taken sports vacations, vacations which have featured tours of things which we like and other vacations which have seen us touring around a country seeking our thrills from our shared love of surfing. If you are looking to do something similar to what my friend and I do then here are some ideas for your vacations this year.

Wine Tour

If you love the vino then why not consider taking a wine tour this year in any number of amazing locations. You could head down to South America and tour the vineyards of Chile and Argentina, cross France exploring their wine production, travel around Australia taken in the local produce or even head down to South Africa to see what they have on offer. When you visit a vineyard you will be treated to a tour of the win production and some sampling of the local wine. This is a great way to spend your vacations and wine lovers will be able to visit outstanding places as well as try some of the world’s finest wines.

Surf Tour

I have loved surfing for many years and I love nothing more than combining my love for travel with the chance to visit some of the world’s most exciting surf spots. Over the years I have visited Costa Rica, Australia and South Africa in search of some of the best surfing locations and have had an absolutely brilliant time on each trip. If you love to surf then this is by far and away one of the best ways to do it, you will see amazing places and be able to surf in a number of locations around the world.

Cycling

Two years ago a friend and I decided to cycle through the United States, this one as incredibly arduous challenge but one which allowed us to see the very best of the US as well as indulging in our love of cycling. If you like to cycle then why not take a cycling holiday, you don’t need to undertake anything as serious as we did and there are many routes throughout the world which give you the chance to leisurely cycle through some amazing countryside. Next year I plan on taking a cycling vacation through the Italian region of Tuscany and I cannot wait for it. I plan on enjoying some of the small villages which we will cycle through as well as being able to enjoy the natural beauty in a unique way.

When you plan this year’s vacation, why not consider adding something extra to the mix and turning it into a vacation which is packed with adventure.