The year may just have begun, but who’s to say you don’t need to unwind already? Your favourite celebrities (both home-grown and from across the Atlantic) are jetting off to the most exotic destinations on Earth — and we’re tracking them to share some inspiration with you! From Sonakshi Sinha’s amazing adventures to Paris Hilton’s winter vacay, here’s wanderlust with wow to spare… so soak it all up before you start planning your next vacay.
ROMANCE THE PAUSE LIKE SONAKSHI SINHA
Salman Khan’s Dabangg co-star is constantly travelling, with work being an occasional excuse to hop on a plane to somewhere pretty. “Pyjamas, chappals, cycles and adventures; love how my year has begun,” said Sonakshi, while marking the onset of 2018 — and we can tell you the pertinent word in her post is ‘adventures’. From sunsets in Singapore and boat rides in the Maldives to touristy selfies in London and sightseeing in San Francisco, Sonakshi packed it all in last year (and that isn’t even an exhaustive list)! Her latest vacay pictures come to us courtesy Instagram, with an adorable pup, gushing waterfalls and even workouts in Thailand being the subject. Only days ago, Sonakshi was at the Floating Market in Pattaya having a fish pedicure! We don’t really want to dunk our feet in a tub with dozens of critters, but a getaway in January certainly appeals!
OPT TO LET THE WINTER WARM YOUR HEART, LIKE PARIS HILTON JUST DID
While Sonam Kapoor (who always holidays in style) welcomed 2018 in her “favourite city” Paris with her “favourite people” in her “favourite hotel,” a celebrity named Paris rocked Aspen, Colorado, earlier this month! Though the French capital is wildly popular with Bollywood stars (like Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan, who honeymooned there), the Hilton heiress has us considering a longer flight — all the way to amazing Aspen. Paris Hilton had Sofia Richie and other buddies for company on her recent vacay (where they partied hard), but we’d rather have a great ski instructor and an unending supply of soothing scotch close at hand. After all, why lounge about indoors when snow-covered slopes are glistening outside?
ENJOY EUROPE LIKE GURMEET CHOUDHARY AND DEBINA BONNERJEE
TV stars Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee decided to kick off the new year with a tour of Europe (similar to Shraddha Kapoor’s birthday vacay), and their wonderful posts will tempt you to follow suit. From Vienna in Austria to Budapest in Hungary and Prague in the Czech Republic, their holiday itinerary reads like a geography lesson in countries and their capitals — but it’s also a capital idea! We hear Debina had always hoped to go backpacking through Europe during winter and hubby Gurmeet surprised her by making it possible in 2018. We’re impressed… as Debina is too, no doubt!
WANDER WONDERFULLY LIKE SINGER SHREYA GHOSHAL
‘Wandering’ is the one word message that accompanied Shreya Ghoshal’s Instagram post (above), but when the image is so spectacular, need one really say more? If you’ve been hard at work since 2018 began, perhaps it is time to start thinking about Thailand — where Shreya has been soaking up the sun recently, while in and around Krabi. Of course the Deewani Mastani singer was in freezing Boston, Massachusetts, only a month or so ago, so perhaps she desperately needed a dose of Vitamin D. Either way, there’s travel inspiration aplenty in her social media shares.
OPT FOR INDIA OR ABROAD LIKE CATHERINE ZETA-JONES AND MICHAEL DOUGLAS
While we’re looking for faraway places to unwind in, Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas made their way to India at year-end — pausing for the mandatory Taj Mahal viewing, before taking in the sights and sounds of Rajasthan. “When you dream of visiting a country all your life, and it lives up to everything you hoped it would be,” said the actress about her visit, while in New Delhi last month. If travelling across North India excites you too, perhaps you should tick the Taj off your bucket list this year. Been there, done that? Well, then you can follow these Hollywood royals to Cambodia or Hong Kong, where they made a splash in January 2018.
Image Credits: Instagram