Traveling, touring and vacationing are part of what makes life more fulfilling and exciting. Whether you're discovering new spots or returning to old favorites, just getting away from the grind is revitalizing. Of course, some travelers prefer to blend work and play. The trends, methods, destinations, and purposes for travel may be changing. But taking trips away from home is still a high priority this year.

01Culinary Experiences

Sampling the local cuisine heightens the travel experience. piola666 / Getty Images

Food tourism is still going strong. Travelers are eating local and learning about the history, culture and culinary customs of the region they're visiting. Authenticity and trying new cuisine is key to the experience. Returning home with some sample foods and beverages is also a popular option. Veganism is a growing attraction. So, those food offerings are a bonus for ardent supporters of plant-based diets.