Where Should I Go on Vacation? (Travel Quiz)

The world is such a large place with so much to explore–it can be difficult to narrow down all of the vacation destination options to pick the perfect spot for your next holiday. Travel Mamas is here to solve your travel conundrum! Take our eight-question travel quiz to discover where you should go on your next vacation. (Keep track of your answers as you go!)

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Travel Quiz - Where should I go on vacation?

1. What is your MAIN goal on vacation?

a) Relaxation and reflection
b) Indulging in food and activities that I love
c) Outdoorsy fun
d) Building memories
e) Getting out of my comfort zone

2. What is your idea of the perfect vacation day?

a) Sleeping in late, yoga class, reading poolside, spa time
b) Hot air ballooning, wine-tasting, window-shopping
c) Skiing the slopes, apres-ski, roasting s’mores by a fireplace
d) Up and at ’em early to beat the crowds to the beach, museums, or amusement park
e) Learning a regional sport or craft, bartering at the local market, sampling street food

3. Where is your happy place?

a) A room filled with couches, fresh fruit, and relaxing music
b) Somewhere with beautiful scenery and darling boutiques
c) A snowy winter wonderland
d) A hotel pool with waterfalls and waterslides
e) An exotic place I’ve only seen before in photos

4. Where do you want to sleep?

a) A destination spa
b) A cozy inn
c) A cabin in the woods
d) A suite hotel with an in-room kitchen
e) A bed & breakfast

5. Who do you want to travel with?

a) My best friends…or maybe all by myself
b) My romantic partner
c) People who share my joie de vivre
d) My family – of course!
e) I don’t care who I go with…just get me outta here!

6. What’s most important for a fun vacation?

a) Luxurious accommodations
b) Tasty food and drinks
c) Exhilarating activities
d) Babysitting availability
e) Experiencing new things

7. What’s your vacation drink of choice?

a) Fresh-squeezed fruit juice
b) Wine
c) Hot cocoa
d) A topical frozen drink
e) Whatever the locals drink

8. Which of these travel souvenirs would you buy?

a) A shirt, hat, or bag featuring my destination’s name
b) Locally-made gourmet foods like chocolates, olive oil, or spices
c) Something from nature like a pine cone, seashell, or rock
d) A coffee mug, knickknacks, or smashed penny to add to my collection
e) Digital photos

Travel Quiz Results

Now, tally up how many times you chose each letter in the Travel Quiz to see which destinations are best for your next vacation!

Cottage at Travaasa Hana Resort
The view at Hana-Maui Resort (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

a) Pampering Getaway

You need some time away from the hustle and bustle of life. You want a little pampering in a beautiful setting. Consider a vacation at:

With a partner: Hana-Maui Resort on Maui, Hawaii

Alone: Miraval Spa in Tucson, Arizona

With kids: Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona

The Public Market on Vancouver's Granville Island
The Public Market on Vancouver’s Granville Island (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

b) Indulgent Retreat

You want to relax and enjoy good food, good company, and good times. Consider a vacation in:

With a partner: Romance in Carmel, California

With friends: Spas in Scottsdale, Arizona

With kids: Vancouver, British Columbia for families

With anyone: Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon in Iceland

Dog-sledding in Quebec's Outaouais
Dog-sledding in Quebec’s Outaouais (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

c) Snowy Holiday

You will be happiest on an active, snow-filled vacation. Consider a vacation in:

For dog-sledding: Outaouais, Quebec

For skiing: NorthStar Resort at Lake Tahoe

For play: Quebec City in winter

A Disney Cruise offers fun activities for the whole family
A Disney Cruise offers fun activities for the whole family (Photo credit: Lisa Goodmurphy)

d) Memorable Family Vacation

Your vacation focus is on spending quality time together as a family that will create lifelong memories. Consider these vacation options:

Disney Cruise with babies and toddlers

Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

San Diego, California with kids

Orlando, Florida for families

Exploring the Sahara Desert in Morocco
Exploring the Sahara Desert by camel in Morocco (Photo credit: Dee Andrews)

e) Adventurous Exploration

For you, travel is about experiencing new adventures and connecting with new cultures. Consider these vacation options:

Morocco with kids

Mexico City for the first time

India with children

Adventures near Tokyo

Which type of vacation did the travel quiz say is best for you? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments below!

Top photo by Chelle, Morgue File Creative Commons.

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  1. Mostly E’s and I guess adventurous describes where we have traveled. I like your D suggestions, too.

  2. I’m mostly E with a few B. We’ve been to your B recommendations but none of the E. I hear the food scene in Mexico City is awesome. Maybe I’ll head there. This is a cool idea, by the way.

  3. Fun! I’m mostly D’s and E’s. I’ve checked off several of your suggestions in the D list. Would love to add a few from your E list.

    1. Allison – I’m mostly D’s, which I suppose makes sense since I primarily write about family travel, I suppose!