January 26, 2016 05:00 ET

Diamond Resorts International® -- Vacations for Life® -- The Best Vacation Pastimes When Traveling

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - For many travelers, vacations offer an opportunity not only to unwind and relax, but also to indulge in their favorite pastimes. According to Diamond Resorts International®, a full-service hospitality and vacation ownership company, there are many pursuits that can step up the comfort and enjoyment. At the top of the list is swimming, which offers a healthy dose of exercise combined with a fun activity that's just as enjoyable. Whether in the ocean or the resort pool, swimming is a favorite interest for families and single travelers alike.

Hiking and trekking are more activities to consider when planning your trip abroad. Admiring unspoiled landscapes, climbing rocks, and relaxing under the starry sky are just some of the opportunities that are provided to those who want to stay active and fit during their visit. According to Diamond Resorts, photography is another common vacation pastime when traveling. Travelers frequently bring their digital cameras along to capture the best moments and sights, and many choose to spend their time getting around the city and taking photos. Whether with a professional DSLR camera or their smartphone, recreational photography is one of the best vacation pastimes to share your experience with friends and family.

Perfect for anyone traveling away from home, fishing is a relaxing, fun activity that brings family together and allow travelers to meet people they've got a lot in common with. Many vacationers look specifically for fishing opportunities when taking a trip -- and rightly so. Beginners and experts enjoy the challenge of fishing, and many resorts offer amenities and equipment for people who want to wet their hooks. Reading is another favorite interest among travelers, which is why many put books at the top of their packing list. On a plane, at the beach, or on their room terrace, reading offers the ideal blend of relaxation, tranquility, and enjoyment for trip-takers.

It wouldn't be a true vacation without the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, something which remains widely popular among travelers. People must make sure to wander around stores during their trip away from home, with clothes usually a top priority on their shopping list. Whatever the leisure activity is, Diamond Resorts caters to the needs and desires of each vacationer by offering resorts with numerous activities to choose from.

About Diamond Resorts International® 

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 350 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 350 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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