You May Also Like

Kate Middleton gives birth to third baby, a boy

Kate Middleton just gave birth to a little prince—and he’s already making history

How to upcycle your candle vessel into a mug

Upcycle your empty candle vessels using this genius, functional hack

verb dry shampoo

This dry shampoo has a 2,000-person waitlist

Woman on bed with computer

6 things every traveler should know before booking a vacation rental

Trader Joe's might stock cauliflower gnocchi

Cauliflower connoisseurs: Trader Joe’s might soon answer your low-carb, Italian-cuisine dreams

Chopped romaine lettuce hosts e. coli outbreak

Everything you need to know about the E. coli outbreak on romaine lettuce

Americans *love* doing these sporty water activities on vacation, according to TripAdvisor


Thumbnail for Americans *love* doing these sporty water activities on vacation, according to TripAdvisor
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Micky Wiswedel

When you’re on a trip, you probably make a point of scoping out the must-see landmarks and absorbing the local culture. But lately, there’s been a growing demand for experience-based travel, which is likely why Airbnb recently launched a booking feature to help you enjoy such outings during your jaunts. And TripAdvisor‘s 2018 Travel Trends Report is further proof of that trend: More and more Americans are seeking outdoor experiences, particularly on the water, during their trips, the report noted.

Though historical and heritage experiences remain the fastest-growing priorities, aquatic activities dominated half of the top 10 fastest-growing categories.

Though historical and heritage experiences remain as the largest travel priorities, aquatic activities dominated half of the top 10 fastest-growing categories. Sunset cruises were up 89 percent in bookings, followed by snorkeling (69 percent), sailing (55 percent), catamaran cruises (51 percent), and kayaking and canoeing (49 percent). Instead of taking a trip with the goal of basking in the vitamin D by sunbathing (hey, there’s no shame in napping on the beach!), travelers are using their time off from work to have fun out on the water rather than alongside it.

So the next time you’re planning a trip, book a water-centric activity to see what all the fuss is about, and leave room in your carry-on for plenty of cute bathing suits. Sure, make time to wander through a renowned museum and see buzzy artwork, but remember that snorkeling with tropical fish and learning how to sail are likely experiences you’ll never forget.

Need some healthy travel inspo? China is covered in mood-boosting flowers. Or, steal some travel secrets from a SoulCycle instructor.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Chopped romaine lettuce hosts e. coli outbreak

Everything you need to know about the E. coli outbreak on romaine lettuce

Lauren Singer opens second zero-waste pop-up

Zero-waste guru Lauren Singer just opened a second trash-free shop in Brooklyn

Kate Middleton gives birth to third baby, a boy

Kate Middleton just gave birth to a little prince—and he’s already making history

Milk Makeup's new mascara uses CBD oil

Is CBD oil the vegan ingredient your mascara needs for lust-worthy lashes?

Woman on bed with computer

6 things every traveler should know before booking a vacation rental

The United Kingdom might ban single-use plastic

The UK just announced a proposal to ban single-use plastic products