By Shamontiel L. Vaughn
10:12 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
Goodbye, staycation. Hello, anywhere else. According to a recent Priceline survey, 83 percent of Americans prefer taking a vacation away from home this year.
"Staycations were popular between 2007 and 2010, when economic uncertainty had many Americans concerned about their finances and their jobs,” said Priceline's Travel Ekspert, Brian Ek, in a recent press release. "But anyone who's tried a staycation finds out very quickly that it's not very relaxing. There isn't that clean break with everyday responsibilities and activities, like checking in at the office and doing household chores."
In a Hartford Courant article, reporter Korky Vann says about staycations, "Without careful organization though, it can turn into a week hanging around the house doing chores and watching 'Top Chef' reruns."
And these travelers have no intentions of sitting on their couches.
According to the survey results, travelers are aware that travel costs have continued to increase:
The surveyors are combating travel prices with these techniques:
The survey also showed that mothers are 30 percent more likely to plan the family destination. Sixty percent are more likely to decide how much vacation money will be spent.