When you are trying to plan your next vacation, do you ever wonder where do trending celebrities vacation? I know I do. My thinking is, if it’s good enough for them, it’s got to be good enough for me, right? I mean, they can literally go anywhere they want. It’s not like money is an issue. The world is essentially their oyster. I decided I wanted to find out for myself. There are so many celebrities out there so I had to narrow it down a bit. I chose the top 10 trending celebrities on Twitter, in order, according to the number of their followers. If they aren’t influencers, than I don’t know who is? You may be surprised to where they go? Maybe this will inspire you to want to go there too?
1. KATY PERRY (@katyperry/83,818,992 followers on Twitter)
This past June 2015, Katy Perry traveled to the Greek Islands, during her hiatus from her Prismatic World Tour. She vacationed with her family, including her older sister and her baby niece. This photo was taken in Mykonos with a backdrop of the Aegean Sea, with her instagram caption, “Oh my Goddess”
2. JUSTIN BIEBER (@justinbieber 76,286,692 followers on Twitter)
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin, spent the holidays in Anguilla with Justin’s dad and siblings. The couple claims that they are just good friends, but they seem pretty cozy in their pictures? I wonder what Selena thinks about this?
Also spotted in Anguilla: Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles, Jon Bon Jovi, Ronald Perelman, Shia LaBeouf, Liam Neeson, Ethan Hawk, Uma Thurman, Kevin Bacon, Robert DeNiro, Toby Macuire and Dustin Hoffman. (It is said that these celebs go to Anguilla now instead of their usual St. Bart to escape the paparazzi- unfortunately it looks like not for long)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT (@taylorswift13 72,059,519 followers on Twitter)
This past December, Taylor Swift took her entire tour crew on vacation to Australia. At the final leg of her 1989 World Tour she gave her squad a much needed holiday. Her and 125 crew members spent their vacay on Hamilton Island, Australia.
4. BARACK OBAMA (@BarackObama 70,564,093 followers on Twitter)
I don’t know why I was surprised to see that President Barack Obama tops in Twitter followers. He is, after all, the coolest President the United States has ever had. I think it is fair to say that we all know that he is from Hawaii. Yes, that island in the United States of America Mr. Trump, not Kenya! He and his family spend every Christmas season with family on the island of Oahu. On his visits, he enjoys golfing, spending time on the beach and eating a Hawaiian favorite, shave ice.
5. RIHANNA (@rihanna 56,724,337 followers on Twitter)
Rihanna, a native of Barbados, goes back home to vacation. Rihanna was there this past August 2015, to celebrate the Carnival Festival. She partied with her friends and enjoyed this annual event. She may be a force to be reckoned with in America, but she never forgets where she came from.
6. LADY GAGA (@ladygaga 56,424,580 followers on Twitter)
While on tour this past summer with Tony Bennet for their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek , Lady Gaga took a little beach break in the Bahamas in June 2015. Although her career has never been so busy, as she notes in her caption on her photo on Instagram, “I take a Bahama mama. Work hard, play hard. Work hard again, play harder.”, she makes sure she takes time for herself and her loved ones, especially her fiance, Taylor Kinney, star of NBC’s Chicago Fire.
7. ELLEN DEGENERES (@TheEllenShow 54,884,493 followers on Twitter)
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia deRossi spent the holidays with friends and family on St. Barth. On their holiday , they strolled along the shops, relaxed on the beach and dined on a yacht with Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles. These two love birds frequent this Caribbean island, as well as many other celebrities. This is definitely a favorite among the rich and famous. Maybe because St. Barth has a variety y of designer boutique, many fine-dining options, yachts and amazing views and it’s not too far of a flight from LA? In any case, a ton of the elite come to vacation on St. Barth.
Also spotted in St. Barth: Gwen Stefani, Beyonce and Jay Z, Lindsay Lohan, Miranda Kerr, Derek Jeter, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Channing Tatum, Paul McCartney, George Lucas, Prince, Paris Hilton, and Star Jones. (This place has got to be awesome!)
8. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (@jtimberlake 52,427,307 followers on Twitter)
During Justin Timberlake’s, 20/20 Experience World Tour, him and his wife Jessica Biel spent some time in New Zealand. They are extremely private about their relationship and sharing pictures of themselves. That’s why it was rare to see this Instagram picture on Justin’s account with the caption, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – a quote for the fictional movie character Ferris Bueller. On their vacation, they enjoyed hiking, spending time on the black sand beaches, exploring caves and being away from the public eye.
9. BRITNEY SPEARS (@britneyspears 44,287,656 followers on Twitter)
This past summer, July 2015, Britney Spears, her two sons and her boyfriend, Charlie Ebersol vacationed in Hawaii. She enjoyed her time off from her Las Vegas shows, relaxing on the beach. She didn’t just relax though, she was spotted doing very difficult yoga poses while at the beach in Kauai. She is clearly determined to squeeze in some exercise, even while on vacation. Namaste!
10. KIM KARDASHIAN (@KimKardashian 41,014,992 followers on Twitter)
Last August 2015, Kim Kardashian and the whole Kardashian clan vacationed together in St. Barts. As stated earlier, this is definately a hot spot for the trending celebs. Kim being very pregnant still wore a tiny bikini and enjoyed playing in the ocean with her daughter, niece and nephew. Kim, her sisters, and her mom relaxed on the beach, shopped, dined at exclusive restaurants and went yachting. Most of the time however, the girls focused their vacation on taking their best Instagram photos of themselves. Well of course they did!
In researching the places that trending celebrities vacation, I found that they have trends within their circles too. This includes where they live, where they shop, where they dine, where they party and also where they vacay. It seems like they influence each other on where the hot-spots are for A-Listers, whether it be The Hamptons, Hawaii, St. Barts, St. Tropez or Cabo. Most likely, if you spot one celebrity, you can be sure to find another one to follow.
I’m looking into my summer vacation currently and now Hawaii and St. Barts is high on my radar. I doubt I’ll be able to stay at the posh, high-end and exclusive resorts where the trending celebrities stay, but at least I can be close. Come to think of it, maybe I don’t want to be near them? It could be depressing.