The best way to have fun on a trip is by finding the things that you would enjoy doing if you lived in that city. Then amp it up for the week. So if you’re a comic book collector, seek out hole-in-the-wall comic shops. If you love hikes, finding awe-inspiring hiking trails. If microbrews are your thing, tour the local microbreweries. It’s no wonder that people get burnt out on vacations of endless lines and crowds. Who seeks that out in their normal, everyday life?
My favorite trips include lots of sun and nature, vegan meals aplenty, and shopping for unique groceries and kitchen items. One of the best surprises about being vegan while traveling is the way that it’s taken me to areas I might not have sought out if I was sticking with chain restaurants and the usual tourist scene. I like getting a glimpse of a local’s viewpoint, and unearthing some hidden treasures that wouldn’t necessarily be on a pamphlet in the hotel lobby.