Sometimes you need to visit a place more than you think you do - that might sound a little strange but so does the idea of letting an online experience suggest where you should travel to next. The Seeker Project is the brainchild of Accor Hotels and it’s an online immersive and interactive sensory experience that measures your responses to a series of different questions to give personalized suggestions on where you should travel to next.
Completing the Seeker Project experience itself was a lot of fun and it made me realize that I was craving a warmer vacation to escape the onset of the Canadian winter - something that would offer me plenty of adventure and an equal parts beach time. My top result came out as the Fairmont Kea Lani on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. I actually wasn’t surprised to see Maui, having done my research on the Hawaiian island before, I knew the Seeker Project paired my travel type perfectly. Maui is a quick six-hour nonstop flight from Vancouver making the journey itself very simple and my partner decided to join me for the three-night stay. He took the Seeker Project quiz and the results were very similar, only his leaned more towards relaxation and less adventure.
Our stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani consisted of sunrise and sunset adventures at nearby beaches during the cooler times of the day. Walking around Makena State Park and watching the sunset over the ocean from the summit of Haleakala. The daytime was spent relaxing by the pool, making use of the private cabanas at the adult pool and the pool bar another part of the resort. Evenings were spent at KŌ, a restaurant within the property with plantation-inspired cuisine. We ate here every night, the sushi and Kobe beef was some of the best I’ve had in all my travels. For a short three night stay at the Kea Lani, we left feeling rejuvenated after soaking in the sun, relaxing by the pool and getting out on a few micro-adventures locally around the island. It was exactly what we needed. The staff at the hotel made us feel like family, and the Christmassy theme running through the hotel made the whole experience very festive and exciting on the lead up to the holidays.
I highly recommend trying the Seeker Project for yourself here: https://seekerproject.com and let me know your results in the comments below.
The piece was written in partnership with Travel Mindset and Accor Hotels. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.