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Planning your Dream Vacation: What to Consider What does your Dream Vacation look like? Check out our infographic to see what Americans think about their own dream vacations. dream vacation, vacation planning, saving for vacation, saving for a vacation, best dream vacation Bank of America Plan your dream vacation HEADLINE: Your Dream Vacation can become a reality SUBTITLE: According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. companies are carrying more than $200 Billion worth of unused vacation time on their books. While Americans are becoming smarter travelers and everyone wants to take a Dream Vacation, most people believe their Dream Vacation is too expensive and out of reach. Whether your Dream Vacation is traveling around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart is a must if you want to make your Dream Vacation a reality. Check out the infographic below to see Americans' thoughts on what makes or breaks their Dream Vacation. TRANSCRIPT: While 100% of Americans plan to go on a Dream Vacation?68% haven't taken a Dream Vacation yet. And 72% believe their Dream Vacation would be too expensive to become a reality. We asked Americans what they want to do on their Dream Vacation. Out of the respondents, 51% prefer to simply rest and relax. 46% like the idea of a tropical getaway; 44% want to explore new countries; and 19% want to go on an outdoor adventure. Smart travelers look for ways to stretch their budget and get the most for the least amount. 59% of Americans look for package deals to stretch their budget. 13% use loyalty points/miles and 12% use rewards credit cards to offset the costs of vacation expenses. Adventuring close to home rates high on Americans' list of Dream Vacations. 49% of respondents want to stay stateside for their Dream Vacation?while 43% want to experience new cultures around the world. It's not just where you go; it's how long your Dream Vacation lasts. 50% of respondents believe a Dream Vacation must be more than 7 days, while 18% of all respondents believe a Dream Vacation should be more than 20 days. One thing to keep in mind is a Dream Vacation is a time to unplug...but between work, news and social media, it can be hard for people to disconnect. 51% of respondents say they don't unplug from technology when they are on vacation?and 26% say they really wish they had spent more time unplugged.

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According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. companies are carrying more than $200 Billion worth of unused vacation time on their books. While Americans are becoming smarter travelers and everyone wants to take a Dream Vacation, most people believe their Dream Vacation is too expensive and out of reach. Whether your Dream Vacation is traveling around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart is a must if you want to make your Dream Vacation a reality.

Check out the infographic below to see Americans' thoughts on what makes or breaks their Dream Vacation.

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While 100% of Americans plan to go on a Dream Vacation…68% haven't taken a Dream Vacation yet. And 72% believe their Dream Vacation would be too expensive to become a reality.

We asked Americans what they want to do on their Dream Vacation. Out of the respondents, 51% prefer to simply rest and relax. 46% like the idea of a tropical getaway; 44% want to explore new countries; and 19% want to go on an outdoor adventure.

Smart travelers look for ways to stretch their budget and get the most for the least amount. 59% of Americans look for package deals to stretch their budget. 13% use loyalty points/miles and 12% use rewards credit cards to offset the costs of vacation expenses.

Adventuring close to home rates high on Americans' list of Dream Vacations. 49% of respondents want to stay stateside for their Dream Vacation…while 43% want to experience new cultures around the world.

It's not just where you go; it's also how long your Dream Vacation lasts. 50% of respondents believe a Dream Vacation must be more than 7 days, while 18% of all respondents believe a Dream Vacation should be more than 20 days.

One thing to keep in mind is a Dream Vacation is a time to unplug...but between work, news and social media, it can be hard for people to disconnect. 51% of respondents say they don't unplug from technology when they are on vacation…and 26% say they really wish they had spent more time unplugged.

2,123 respondents surveyed in June 2015

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