If you said "shop," you're not alone. 75% of people say that shopping is as important, or even more important, than nightlife when planning a trip. This survey was done by Orbitz Travel website and it confirms that when it comes down to it, many of us are retail addicts.
Almost half of us leave space in our suitcase for "travel booty" when they go on a trip, and some even buy another suitcase at the destination so they can get the stuff home. And to make sure there's enough money to support a shopping spree, more than a fifth of the people polled say that they have booked a cheaper hotel or skipped a meal.
Not surprisingly, New York was deemed the best shopping city, followed by Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
And here's the kicker, more than half of the people who say they've done holiday gift shopping while on vacation, spend an average of $2,000 dollars. So what's the lesson learned here? If you want your honey to get you a really great Christmas gift take them on vacation.