03/08/2013 12:40 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are You?

An Aer Lingus plane takes off from Dublin Airport bound for Chicago as some airlines started operating flights again as restrictions were lifted following six days of travel shutdown due to the volcanic ash cloud.
An Aer Lingus plane takes off from Dublin Airport bound for Chicago as some airlines started operating flights again as restrictions were lifted following six days of travel shutdown due to the volcanic ash cloud.

Adventure seeker? Sports fanatic? Budding academic? What do all of these personalities have in common? Well, like most of us, they love to travel! When planning a vacation with different types of personalities it is important to keep in mind your family's, "relation to the vacation".

A good vacation has its own personality and should reflect your family members' personalities and interests. Through my own travels, and my time spent with, I've learned the most memorable trips are the ones where travellers are in their element....getting to see and do things they love.

To get the best March break experience for you and your family, I encourage you to plan your trip with your family members' individual interests and personalities in mind. Because while a week on a beach is great for some, for others, a week of skiing, or a weekend checking out museums and architecture, is just as great.

To get you started, I've put together a few personalities to consider as March break approaches, and even a money-saving tip. No March break plans yet? No worries, you can still find affordable getaways available at

Laid-back adventurers -- Caribbean getaways are great for the whole family; it allows active kids of all ages to take in new opportunities like paragliding, snorkeling and zip-lining, while parents looking to salvage some R&R are able to have a drink or two while lounging poolside. And consider a 4-star resort or higher as they tend to have the greatest variety of activities and food choices. So spending a bit more can make the world of difference for active kids, fussy eaters, and tired parents looking to relax.

Ski and snowboard fanatic -- Whether you've got a budding Shaun White on your hands, or just a family that loves a good fire and ski chalet, consider a winter getaway instead of the traditional beach vacation. From Mont Tremblant in the east to Jasper, Banff and Whistler in the west, Canada is a winter wonderland with plenty of amazing choices for a snowy adventure.

Budding academic -- Do you have a budding academic or historian in your midst? Let their imaginations wander by visiting a historical city like Washington D.C. With a multitude of sightseeing opportunities including inspiring architecture and numerous museums like The Smithsonian, trips like these make learning fun and bring history to life.

Conflicting interests -- Are your family member's interests all over the map, literally? Cruising is a great option for family units with a wide range of personalities. From family-themed cruises, to itineraries in Central America, cruises have something for your bookworm, adrenaline junkie and sports fanatic. Not to mention giving you plenty of relaxing time in the sun too. When researching the best cruise for your family, look into available onboard activities; most cruise lines have kids programmes for kids from 3-years old to older teenagers. The little ones will jump at the opportunity to hit the playhouse with some new friends, while the teenagers can dance the night away in their own teen disco, leaving the parents plenty of time to enjoy their own vacation.

Penny-wise savers -- Attention savers! It's true, there are savings to be had when departing out of U.S. border cities. Not only can you take the opportunity to explore another city, but if there are several of you travelling you'll also reap in the financial savings of flying from a U.S. destination where airfares are often cheaper. So why not save on the "getting there" and use the savings to upgrade other parts of your trip, like a nicer hotel or resort, or maybe renting that convertible you've always wanted to drive under the sun?

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