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Quiz: Find your next travel destination

What we'll cover

  • How to plan a trip that fits your needs

  • Ways to find deals on accommodations

  • Personalized trip recommendations

When it's time to cash in your vacation days and get out of town, there's a lot to consider. Do you want to explore the great outdoors or kick back and relax? Luxury hotel or quaint cabin? Make the plans as you go or have a detailed itinerary months before departure?

Consider your preferences, timetable and budget to ensure you're making the most of your time away. Start with this quiz to help decide where you could visit next, then read on to start planning your trip.

Identify your travel goal

To begin, think about what this vacation means to you. Maybe you want nothing but rest and relaxation, or you’re looking for a little excitement and adventure. A good way to think about it is: Do you want a relaxing vacation or are you looking to take an itinerary-filled trip?

You should also consider how much time and energy you want to put into planning your getaway. A family vacation abroad could require months of advance planning, while a lake house retreat will probably take much less effort.

Find balance in your budget

Remember that going on a wonderful vacation doesn’t have to mean going into debt. A road trip can be a great way to save on travel expenses – especially for families – so consider locations within driving distance. How you choose to spend your days away will have a major impact on your budget as well. Beaches and public parks are often free to enjoy, and even urban destinations offer free or low-cost activities , such as museums, art galleries or concerts by local musicians.

Read more: How to keep your expenses on track with spending buckets, a feature of Ally Bank's Spending Account

Make the most of your meals

Meals and snacks can also be a budget buster, but there are ways to strike a balance. If you stay at a rental property with a kitchen, you’ll have the option to buy groceries and cook some meals, which can help slash your spending. Want to splurge on a fine dining experience but still stay on budget? Look for other opportunities to save, like taking advantage of your hotel breakfast or trying inexpensive street food.

Think outside the hotel box

When it comes to accommodations, check out deals and cost-comparison sites. You also don’t have to limit yourself to traditional hotels. A cozy cabin, chic vacation rental or even a more out-there option like a houseboat or tiny home might suit your vacation needs and be easier on your wallet.

Find your perfect getaway

Travel is all about following your passion and exploring new territory. Whether you want a low-key break or a lavish journey, you can make your trip one to remember. Start saving for your dream getaway using smart tools like buckets , a feature of Ally Bank’s Savings Account.

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