A recent survey says 90% of Americans are planning a summer vacation this year, with 45% of us heading to the beach, 42% are planning a trip to a city and 21% are heading for a national park.

Some of the places I've travelled to include the National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the Grand Canyon, the Redwood Forest in CA and Lake Michigan; I'm not good at picking favorites - I loved them all!

What were some of your best vacations? Where are you planning to this summer?