Let KAYAK’s 2016 Travel Hacker Guide Help You Plan Your Summer Vacation

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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!

KAYAK Summer Travel Hacker Guide Atlantic City

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, 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. 

KAYAK Atlantic CityNot 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!

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You can get more tips from KAYAK on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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.


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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I just used Kayak for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and it was AWESOME! I’ve never had an easier experience planning a trip.

  2. I use Kayak all the time; it’s an extremely helpful site. I don’t have any vacation plans this summer. I might head to NYC, otherwise I’m saving my vacation plans for the fall.

  3. Super interesting that the cheapest time to book travel is 10 weeks out. It makes sense though, it is a happy medium between overplanning and possibly risk not being able to go and not planning and being at the mercy of the airlines to get a ticket. Kayak is a great service to help plan trips. It is definitely one of my trusted websites.

  4. This is what I like about travel planners, it’s very detailed and it has all the info that you need especially the schedules. I love that it can easily plan an itinerary for you as well, so awesome!

  5. We are home for the summer this summer. Baby due and too much going on to head out but oh boy I’d love to travel and stay some where fun!

  6. I never heard of Kayak but I will check it. Thanks for informing. I would love to see different places.

  7. Kayak sounds like a nice option. I am looking for inexpensive travel and glad that I came across this.

  8. I haven’t traveled in the last year but I hope to be soon. Kayak seems like a great way to get discount pricing options so I will be giving it a go.

  9. I need to check this out. I have several flights I need to book for the remainder of the year and I would love to save as much as I can on them.

  10. KAYAK seems like such a neat website. I will have to use it next time I plan my next vacation. I keep wanting to use travel sites but never know which one is best. I will try this one out next.

  11. Kayak seems to be getting more and more popular. I’m going to check them out. We’ve got a few ideas rolling around for summer travel.

  12. My husband travels a lot for his business & I never know there is something like KAYAK which will help you plan better & stay organized with your trips. Would surely suggest him to check it out during his next trip.

  13. Atlantic City! How fun! I hadn’t heard of Kayak prior to reading this post! An app that helps you plan your trip sounds pretty good to me! We don’t have any plans for traveling this year! Maybe next year.

  14. So basically be spontaneous with your trips (2 weeks out anyways) haha! This is a great a guide to have when planning a trip for sure! I love this!

  15. That is one super awesome picture up there of the river and bridge! I’ve been hearing Kayak recently and while I haven’t explored much of their services yet, the different organizing tools it gives us makes travelling much more easy.

  16. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. I do believe Kayak would be a great way to for planning all your trips and love the benefit of going through them too. Thanks for sharing the information.

  17. Boy, I will sure be checking out Kayak when I go to plan my next trip. Thanks for sharing the great features and ease of use. LOVE those pictures…makes me want to leave today! 🙂

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  18. We travel a lot and I cannot believe I have never heard of Kayak! This site looks awesome and I’ll be checking it out ASAP!

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