It's been a seemingly endless winter and you've just shoveled out your plowed-in car for the second time today. You're so ready for a vacation escape.
An ever-increasing number of travel-inspiration websites, or those with inspirational features as a sidelight — including Goby, Tripbase, Wanderfly and Cheapflights — now offer vacation, activity and entertainment recommendations based on personal preferences.
Major online travel agencies such as Travelocity and Expedia also offer vacation searching by theme, but they try to get you to the booking quickly. In contrast, most travel-inspiration websites are for people who have no clue where to go and are just beginning their research.