Tell Us About Your Ideal Summer Vacation and We'll Guess What State You Live In

By: Raj Chander

Tell Us About Your Ideal Summer Vacation and We'll Guess What State You Live In
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About This Quiz

Every family has their own traditions as it relates to summer vacations. We all know the hotter months of the year, when kids are out of school and work schedules in some industries lighten, are best for taking trips. But beyond that, there are many variables.

Some families are the classic road trip types, the groups who pile together in the family vehicle, load up a playlist with contributions by each member and then set off toward their destination. Proponents of the road trip format like to tout the extra bonding and togetherness a family gains from spending hours together in a small box traveling across the country, although it is a slow way to travel.

Other families like to jet set, hopping on a plane to an exotic locale, perhaps an island in the Caribbean or a small island in the East Indies. The best part about these trips is experiencing something totally different on a summer vacation, but then again, it's also an expensive way to plan some family bonding.

Regardless of your preferences in vacation, the way you travel says a lot about you and where you are from. If you answer the following questions that tell us about your dream getaway, we'll guess where you live and how it influenced your decisions. Start packing and let's hit the road!

In the real world vacations have budgets, but if you could travel anywhere in the world without worrying about cost, where would it be?
The Caribbean
Disneyland
Tibet
Galveston

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What's your preferred method of getting to your vacation destination?
Flying, if possible
Driving
Whatever is most peaceful
Renting a big van to drive together

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Many of us grew up traveling places with family. Who are your ideal summer vacation travel buddies?
My meditation partners
A mix of close and extended family
College friends
Children or parents

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Which month is the best one in which to take your summer vacation?
July
September
June
August

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How often along the way do you want to stop before getting to your vacation destination?
2-3
Only once
5 or more
3-4

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What's the best meal to take along with you while you are traveling to your summer vacation?
Pizza
Sandwiches
Granola
BBQ

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Everyone loves keepsakes from their trips. What's your summer vacation souvenir of choice?
Painting
T-shirt
Key chain
Snowglobe

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In the era of smartphones, we are all taking tons of pictures on our trips. What's your favorite summer vacation photo?
Reaching out like I'm holding up a mountain.
Selfie with the whole group
A picture of the landscape or scenery.
A picture of a local

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A lot of us get to our summer vacations in our trusty cars. What kind of route is most enjoyable to drive?
Prairie
Mountains
Oceanside
Forest

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It's a controversial topic: How do you feel about learning things while on vacation?
It's great, learning should be an integral part of every trip.
It can be cool to incorporate some history.
I like to learn about myself.
Eh, I'm more focused on relaxing.

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Are you the type who has to plan every hour of every day of the trip?
Loose plans are fine.
Some things are planned, but they're flexible.
No, I let the universe decide.
Yes, I tend to be more of a planner.

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Some vacations are based on a specific activity. What's your vacation activity of choice?
Tanning on the beach!
Hiking
Camping
Seeking enlightenment

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What is your go-to outfit while you're in vacay mode?
Bathing suits all the way!
Jeans and a dress shirt
Shorts and a T-shirt
A tank top and shorts

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It's cliche, but we all do it – how do you let people know you are traveling on social media?
Pinterest
Facebook updates with everyone tagged
Gotta post on the 'gram!
I prefer just emailing people my photos.

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How often do you think you should take vacations?
Every 3 months!
3 or fewer is ideal
No set schedule, whenever it's time to recharge
Once or twice a year

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Are there any specific types of vacations that you look to avoid?
Going to a large city
Trips with negative energy
Anything involving traffic!
Vacations that are too far away

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Watching vacations can be almost as fun as going. What's your favorite vacation movie?
"The Holiday"
"National Lampoon's Vacation"
"Mr. Bean's Vacation"
"RV"

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Are you into meeting new friends while you are on vacation?
Sure, if it happens, but I don't force it.
If the circumstances are right
Yes, I'm open to it.
I'm more concerned with the people I vacation with.

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Exotic creatures are a fun part of traveling. What kind of animals do you most want to see while on vacation?
Eagles
Cougars
Wild horses
Armadillos

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We all love vacations, but everyone enjoys going back home. How long is the ideal vacation?
5 days
6 days
As long as it needs to be
A week including drive time

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What kind of music is on your vacation playlist?
Hard rock
New age
Country
Hip-hop

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We wish we didn't even have to talk about it ... but what's one thing that could ruin your vacation?
Bad weather
Crowds
Lack of solitude
An accident or injury

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What's your typical response when people ask how your trip was after you return from summer vacation?
I show them pictures on my phone.
I tell them about the places we went.
I explain how much more tranquil I feel.
I start talking about how wonderful it was!

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How important is it for you to get a tan on vacation?
It doesn't matter at all to me.
I'm usually tan already.
It's an added benefit but not that important.
Very important! I can't come back pale!

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What's the best type of accommodation for a summer vacation?
A nice farmhouse
An isolated cabin
A bed and breakfast
A fancy hotel

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We all know how important our kicks are – what's your vacation footwear of choice?
Flip-flops
Boots
Sandals
Sneakers

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Many people do it on vacation, but how do you feel about camping?
Not a huge fan
I love camping!
It's sometimes part of my trips, but not always.
It's fun with the right group.

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Do you make time to stop by historical sites on your vacation?
Not specifically
Usually one or two
No, but I find them anyway.
Yes, it's very important!

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Are you the type who will explore new areas on vacation?
I'm fine with just being a beach bum.
If everyone is up for it
Yes, that's why I go on trips.
From time to time

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How do you feel about amusement parks while on vacation?
I don't need them.
They are fun if you plan the trip around them.
They're great!
Every once in a while I like them.

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