Before the ber-months set in, wouldn’t it be great to get in one last summer getaway? After all, there is nothing wrong with packing awesome tans and awesome stories for the cooler months.
Luckily, our favorite celebrities—local and international—are thinking the same thing. Get some inspiration from these stars for your next trip. And—fingers crossed!—you might even catch a glimpse!
Erwan Heussaff experiences Australia
Unplugging in Western Australia’s very own beach resort and pearling town, Broome, the fat kid inside went running on Cable Beach’s white sands and captured amazing shots of sunrise or sunset camel rides that are regularly available here. If you visit the land down under, the adventurer in you may want to visit Dampier Peninsula, an open woodland and beach area. Defy the physics of the natural world by experiencing the Horizontal Waterfalls, so named when the falls reverse each time the tides change direction.
Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico rough it (or not) in California
If you’re thinking of visiting the West Coast, instead of opting for the usual city life, branch out and experience the Golden State’s natural treasures, like power couples SosBolz and ErwAnne did. Glamping, the best of both worlds, is a popular activity at Big Sur. The area is known not only for its forest and wilderness scenery, but its state parks and hiking trails, its neighboring cities being a good distance away. Yosemite National Park is a few hours’ drive away, where the four found themselves in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (after going off-trail and getting lost for 45 minutes!).
Keeping up with the Crawfords in Bali
Celebrate milestone occasions in the rich and colorful land of Bali, Indonesia, just like Coleen and Billy did to commemorate their first year as a married couple. The trip to paradise was Coleen’s gift to her husband and the town of Ubud gave them a lot to see. This celebrity couple visited the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, owned and cared for by the village of Padangtegal, boasts over 700 monkeys, 186 species of trees scattered across 12.5 hectares of forest. Bring Bali home with you with Balinese handicrafts, miniatures, sarongs and more.
Maja Salvador coasts through California
Maja visits California’s most well-known city, San Francisco. Although tourist staples like riding the cable car, getting clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge are always fun, take a page from Maja’s book and visit the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, a structure originally built to exhibit, well, art. It is now a popular events venue and home to ducks, geese and the like in the water surrounding it. The actress also took a trip to San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley, just about an hour drive away from San Francisco. If you’re a techy type of traveler, the Tech Museum of Innovation might pique your interest.
Haley D traipses through Tunisia
This pretty Dasovich revisited what she calls “the real Star Wars land”, Tunisia, going around Oasis Chebika, where the films were shot and making you wish you were there too (especially if you’re a Jedi at heart). From the picturesque town of Sidi Bou Saïd, Haley takes her viewers from this village of Ottoman and Andalusian architecture, to Kairouan, the holy city. In the medina, which is surrounded by high brick walls and gates, lies the Great Mosque, one of the most important religious structures in the Islamic world.
Daniel Marsh chills with French friends
Everybody’s favorite island destination has been reopened for some time now, so Daniel Marsh and a bunch of his best buddies booked a flight to check out what’s new—and man, it’s as beautiful as ever. Should you ever visit the new and improved Boracay, don’t forget to keep it the way you found it!
Phoemela Baranda gets playful on the white sands of Camiguin Island
Filipina model, actress, and TV show host Phoemela Baranda had some fun in Camiguin island during a shoot with CVMN. Found in Northern Mindanao, Camiguin boasts White Island, so named for its pristine sands. Apart from beaches, Camiguin offers picturesque countryside views, awesome waterfalls and historical sites. Among these are Mt. Hibok-Hibok, Katibawasan Falls and Sunken Cemetery.
Art comes to life in Tokyo
Journey to Japan and see the museum at Aomi Station, Odaiba, Tokyo, that’s been making waves by boasting an “immersive” experience. teamLab Borderless, created by art collective teamLab, has drawn in the likes of Kim and Kanye, who made a day of it with their little girl, Nori. Justin Bieber and Ray Romulus too joined this trippy art show. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless spans two floors, housing light and tech-driven exhibits.
Dwyane Wade unwinds in Italy
This Mediterranean dream flaunts its lovely landscape, dramatic coastline, and architectural and natural wonders. It’s so pretty it can make anyone look good. Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade spent some downtime at the coast with his wife, Gabrielle Union, and their baby girl Kaavia James.
Lionel Messi soaks up Spanish sun
What once was a remote island off the Spanish coast discovered repeatedly by different ancient peoples—Phoenicians, Byzantines, Moors, to name a few—Ibiza is now Spain’s party central. While celebrity DJs are regular visitors to the island to act as guardians of partying, soccer star Lionel Messi frequents the beautiful summer hotspot.
Selena Gomez spends time with her girls in Mexico
Pop princess Selena Gomez spends quality family time in Punta Mita, Mexico, with her soon-to-be-married cousin. Known for upscale homes and private beaches, Punta Mita is a luxury tropical paradise. Such is the tranquility in the island that you can actually hear the sounds of the birds and the crashing of the ocean waves.
Just like all of our beloved celebrities, you deserve to enjoy, unwind and realize your travel goals. Clear a week on your schedule for your holiday sojourn to any one of these destinations.
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Article cover by Haley Dasovich