This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kayak. The opinions and text are all mine.
When we were in Pennsylvania last month, Pete was telling the girls and I about the weekends when his grandparents would take him up to Atlantic City. He said he loved how “alive” the area was, even in the middle of the night! I had been to New Jersey years ago, but never made it to Atlantic City, and after hearing Pete talk about it, I decided we needed to go!
When we got back to the hotel that night, I started to do some research about Atlantic City. I saw that KAYAK included Atlantic City in their 2016 Summer Travel Hacker Guide that is now live on their site! It is featured as one of spots in the “Summer Fridays” list that provides easy long-weekend travel inspiration. These 10 cities are among the most popular weekend destinations for travels based on KAYAK’s user data. KAYAK data scientists and travel experts looked within the site’s one billion annual searches to uncover insights and practical advice to help consumers navigate the busy summer travel season.
Whoa! That is a lot of data that they used!
In addition to providing information including median airfare by month, and when to book for each destination, this year’s Guide also includes tips on what to expect once you get there. This includes average temperature and rainfall. I know that most travelers love being able to see airfare stats to get the best price, but I also use it to see when the slowest time to visit is. We like to visit during the slow seasons this helps us identify those times too.
Another awesome feature that KAYAK has is their Trips Tool.
Think of this like your own personal travel planner and organizer. You can forward all receipts to trips@KAYAK.com, save results from a search, or enter a trip or event by hand in later, so that you will have everything for your trip right at your finger tips. I loved that I could share it with Pete so that he could keep up with my planning, and since he has been there before, he can make suggestions and add to our itinerary.
Not shown on this screenshot of the itinerary that I made, was the time we are putting aside to enjoy and explore the boardwalk. I’ve been hearing about it for years and there is no way I’m missing it. I also will want to carve out some time for a massage and as much yummy Italian food as possible!
Where are you vacationing this summer?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KAYAK. The opinions and text are all mine.