January 3rd, 2017

What Destination Should You Visit This Year?

What Destination Should You Visit This Year?

Are you already making vacation plans for the new year? Take a quiz that will help you discover your dream destination.

 

The new year has arrived and that means that it’s time to make your 2017 travel plans. The world’s a big place, and sometimes it’s hard to narrow down the perfect spot that matches both your goals and your travel style. This short quiz will to help figure out where on this planet you should consider spending your vacation this year.

1. You love destinations that are rich in:

A. Romance

B. History

C. Culture

 

2. Your idea of a fantastic afternoon on vacation is one spent:

A. Lounging with your loved one on a hammock with a stunning view of the South Seas

B. Exploring a 16th-century church and other surrounding artifacts of time long gone by

C. Doing some shopping, visiting an art museum, and getting ready for a night out on the town

 

3. Your goals for 2017 include:

A. Allowing yourself more time to relax and soak up the beauty of life

B. Learning more about political events from the past, like the French Revolution

C. Speaking Spanish or another foreign language

 

4. You never leave home without:

A. Your bathing suit—you never know when the opportunity to catch some sun and surf will arise

B. Your travel adaptor, so that you can power up your laptop in any corner of the world - You can’t go a minute without your access to up-to-date news and e-mail

C. Your perfect bag, which gives you enough room to stash outfits for sightseeing, exploring, and going out in the evenings

 

5. A region that you’ve been dying to visit is:

A. Oceania

B.Europe

C. South America

 

Mostly “A” answers: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The gem of the South Pacific, located close to Tahiti, is a well-traveled destination for a good reason: It could easily stand in for Paradise. Secluded and romantic, Bora Bora is known for its overwater bungalows, many of which give a peek at the scenes below the surface of the turquoise-blue waters. If you venture out of your accommodations, you can hike or take a Jeep up Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. Since this is a tropical getaway, the snorkeling, jet-skiing, and fishing are as good as you would expect. You will travel here because you are in love with beauty and appreciate stunning natural wonders.

Mostly “B” answers: Mont St. Michel, France

This island, located off the coast of Normandy, is a tidal island. When the tide comes in, Mont St. Michel is surrounded by water; when the tide goes out, it is surrounded by land. It is best known for its Gothic abbey, which housed prisoners during the French Revolution. It is a medieval town, and the houses and shops on the island date back as far as the 15th century. The main street, or Grand Rue, is framed by the portcullis of the King’s Gate. You will travel here because you have an appreciation for history and love the peculiarities of nature—Mont St. Michel is full of both.

Mostly “C” answers: Santiago, Chile

The capital city of Chile is a cosmopolitan, worldly haven for 40 percent of the country’s population. The city is delightfully walkable, and a leisurely stroll will show you the varying vibes of all Santiago’s neighborhoods. The nightlife is fantastic, with many sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and beer halls. Two of the best-known landmarks are the 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia, which is the home of the National History Museum, and the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral. There is also La Chascona, the former home of celebrated poet Pablo Neruda. It is now a museum. You will visit here because you enjoy sightseeing, people-watching, and soaking up the rich culture of a South American hotspot.

Which one did you get? Mostly As, Bs, or Cs? Chime in below in the comments section.

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

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by Shannon ODonnell

Shannon O'Donnell is a long-term traveler who has been on the road since 2008; she travels slowly and supports grassroots tourism along the way. She is an acclaimed travel speaker and works with universities and businesses all over the U.S. to talk about supporting developing countries.

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