The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Summer Poll Results: Bring on the Beach

The summer vacation poll results are in, and the clear winner is the beach vacation. Nearly 40 percent of voters said they were headed for the sun, sand, and surf this season.

Outdoor escapes, including camping, trips to national parks, and mountain and lake getaways pulled in 18 percent of the vote. European vacations tied for second place, with plenty of people looking to France, Spain, Britain, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe to enrich their summer.

Fewer of you are gearing up for a city break or road trip this summer. And a measly 4 percent of respondents said they were getting way off the beaten path on trips like Amazon cruises or African safaris.

I’m in the outdoor escape category this summer, with a trip to Lake Tahoe and plenty of hiking, kayaking, and picnicking in my future. What about you? Got a good summer travel plan? Share it with other readers below!

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From