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If you’ve been looking for inspiration for your next trip, you might want to explore building a trip around your favorite hobbies!  In part one of our “Turn your favorite hobby into a trip” series we are talking about a few more ways you can use your passions to plan a great adventure.  There are so many ways to turn your passion into adventure opportunities.

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How to get started

So what’s your favorite way to fill your free time maybe reading a good book? Working in your garden? Watching TV shows?

For every hobby or leisure activity, there is a trip that you can plan!

Reading

Despite persistent rumors that reading is a dying activity, a recent Poll found that it was the most popular hobby for American women! 48 percent of females polled ranked it as a favorite leisure activity. It ranked second in an overall poll behind watching TV. So clearly reading is not a dying passion.

Take it a step farther and consider traveling to visit the homes of your favorite authors, such as Hemingway’s house in the Florida Keys or the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore.

You can also visit Edinburgh, Scotland and take a literary pub tour that features dramatic readings and visits to taverns frequented by authors Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns.

There are tons of places to see if you love to read!

Watching Television

So where does a traveling TV addict go?

Well to see the real thing in action, of course! You can travel to Los Angeles or New York City (or even farther afield to London or Melbourne), and you can join the studio audience of any number of television shows.

I’ve been in a few studio audiences over time, and they can be exciting! You can be a member of mulitple television and game shows in many counties often for free. Some will even pay you to participate!

There are a number of websites that help fill studio audiences, many for free or at very low cost. Here are a few:

On-Camera-Audiences.com (U.S.)
TVTickets.com (U.S.)
SROAudiences.com (U.K.)
ApplauseStore.com (U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand)

Have you ever turned one of your hobbies into a trip? Share your experiences in the comments below!

Read part two of this post now!

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