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Planning a Vacation, But Unsure Where to Go? Help Is a Click Away!

SmarterTravel

Forrester Research recently reported that one in five travelers wants to take a trip, but is at a loss about where to go. If you’re one of that 20 percent seeking inspiration, you’re in luck! A host of new online tools have been built just for you. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Travelmuse: Enter your departure city, season you want to travel, and budget, then your preferred trip themes, activities, and mode of transportation. The search results will be tailored to your preferences and prices.
  • Wanderfly: Start with your departure city and interests, then complete your search with a projected budget, time of year, and trip duration. The rich photography on this site is enough to inspire wanderlust.
  • CheapFlights’ Inspiration: If you’re really undecided, this bare-bones inspiration tool offers limited questions to get you started. Enter your departure city; whether you want to travel in the next 30, 60, or 90 days; and if you’re interested in a trip geared toward beaches, cities, family, adventure, ski & snow, or any of the aforementioned.

No site is perfect (one suggested New Jersey to me as a prime hiking destination), but for overall inspiration, these are great places to get started. Which sites do you find best for trip-planning ideas?

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