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Travel Quiz: Where Should I Go on Vacation?

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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!)

Travel Quiz - Where should I go on vacation?

1. What is your MAIN goal when embarking 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. When you close your eyes and picture your happy vacation place, what do you see?

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

4. What kind of vacation accommodations do you prefer?

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 accompany you on your vacation?

a) My best friends…or maybe all by myself
b) My romantic partner – we need a little “we time”
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 is the most important factor in deciding where you go on vacation?

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

7. What is your ideal vacation beverage?

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

8. Which of these travel souvenirs would you prefer?

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, knickknack 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 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: Carmel, California

With friends: Napa, California

With kids: Vancouver, British Columbia

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 or Lake Louise in Banff National Park

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

Negril, Jamaica

San Diego, California

Orlando, Florida

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, Africa

Mexico City, Mexico


South African Safari

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.

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin, MBA, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular travel blog, She is an expert in travel with kids and without. As the author of the book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents how to make the most of traveling with babies and children. Colleen loves sharing tips on hotels, cruises, spas, theme parks, and global lifestyle topics. When she is not traveling the world, she lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Ellen Lanin says

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

  2. Super cool post. I got “a” which is no surprise!

  3. Lance | Trips By Lance says

    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.

  4. 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.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

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

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