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“; q1[1] = “Nothing but relaxation”; q1[2] = “Mountain-biking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking…anything in the great outdoors”; q1[3] = “Brunch, shopping and cocktails with the girls” q1[4] = “Hitting the farmers’ market then cooking up an elaborate meal for your friends and family”; q1[5] = “Heading out for a big night on the town and dancing until dawn”; q2[0] = “In high school you were voted…

“; q2[1] = “Class clown”; q2[2] = “Most likely to succeed”; q2[3] = “Miss Congeniality”; q2[4] = “Most athletic”; q2[5] = “Most adventurous”; q3[0] = “You rarely leave home without…

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Beach bum

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You love to kick back and relax in the sun with a good book, but you also can’t resist the allure of the ocean. Your ideal destination offers both mellow down-time and ample outdoor activities.

n”; qResult[0] += “

Book a trip to: Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. With miles of untouched Pacific coastline, the Nicoya Peninsula is separated from mainland Costa Rica by the Gulf of Nicoya and the Tempisque estuary. Spend your time lounging in a hammock in 30C heat, head out on the water for some surfing, fishing or snorkeling or tour one of the peninsula’s nature reserves in search of howler monkeys.

“; qResult[1] = “

Snow bunny

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You love getting active in the great outdoors and aren’t scared to get a little dirty. Camping, hiking, playing in the snow: It’s all up your alley and you’re willing to try anything once.

n”; qResult[1] += “

Book a trip to: Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont. Just two hours south of Montreal, Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont is an idyllic wilderness destination. Spend your days skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or dogsledding on the resort’s three mountains and your evenings exploring the small town of Jeffersonville or the laid back city of Burlington. Don’t forget to hit the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in the nearby town of Waterbury for a well-deserved treat before you head home.

“; qResult[2] = “

Shopoholic

n”; qResult[2] += “

You wouldn’t be caught dead leaving the house in a pair of jogging pants, and mention of the famed Barneys Warehouse Sale makes you weak in the knees. You’d be happy taking a week off to stroll a new town sipping lattes and updating your wardrobe with pieces no one else will have.

“; qResult[2] += “

Book a trip to: Chicago, Illinois. It may not have the cachet of London or New York, but did you know the City of Chicago actually has a director of fashion on its payroll? It’s true. Your credit card will get a workout along “The Magnificent Mile” an eight-block stretch of more than 450 stores extending between Oak Street and the Chicago River. Once you’ve had your fill of the luxury boutiques, head to the Wicker Park-Bucktown shopping district where you’ll find a range of funky clothing shops unique to the Windy City.

“; qResult[3] = “

Gourmand

n”; qResult[3] += “

You live for the finer things in life, especially when it comes to pleasing your palate. You love The Food Network, could spend hours in a great grocery store, and in your opinion there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as an incredible meal complemented by a fantastic bottle of wine.

“; qResult[3] += “

Book a trip to: Sao Paulo, Brazil. With its incredible markets, fresh seafood and an astounding array of native produce available few other places in the world, Brazil, as a whole is a foodie’s dream. Sao Paulo, in particular, is attracting attention from epicures the world over. Pair national specialties like moqueca (a fish stew with coconut milk) and feijoada (a heavy pork and bean stew) with your favourite South American wine or head to a churrascaria for caipirinhas (Brazil’s national drink) and an all-you-can-eat meat experience you won’t soon forget (or digest). Just don’t forget to pack those elastic wasteband pants.

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Party mama

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You definitely prefer cocktails and stimulating conversation to a night alone in front of the boob tube. You’re rarely without your phone, which is stocked full of contact information for potential sidekicks. Basically you’re up for anything, as long as it’s fun and makes for a good story.

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Book a trip to: San Sebastian, Spain. Whoever named New York “The City That Never Sleeps” clearly had yet to make it to San Sebastian. This beachside city in the Basque country of Northern Spain boasts a charming old quarter bursting with cafés, bars, clubs and tasty tapas restaurants. As the self-proclaimed “culinary capital of Spain”, San Sebastian boasts more bars and restaurants per capita than anywhere else on the planet. The city is also known for its incredible array of annual events. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a week in San Sebastian when there isn’t a special celebration of some sort going on.

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Destination Decoder

Question 1  of 6

Looking to escape the last few weeks of blustery weather? Not sure where to go? Take our travel quiz and find the ultimate vacation destination to suit your personality and interests.

Your ideal weekend would involve…

Nothing but relaxation
Mountain-biking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking…anything in the great outdoors
Brunch, shopping and cocktails with the girls
Hitting the farmers’ market then cooking up an elaborate meal for your friends and family
Heading out for a big night on the town and dancing until dawn

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