Need To Unplug? Plan a Trip Around Your Favorite Outdoor Activities

Patrick Surry - Jan. 31, 2016
  • Americans are addicted to technology; 90% of us check in with the office while on vacation [1].
  • Hopper’s new adventure planning tool helps you unplug by finding the cheapest destinations to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and discover hidden gems all over the United States.
  • Did you know you can surf in Lake Tahoe, kayak along the Davidson Glacier in Alaska, or hike the Nounou Mountains in Hawaii? Explore other hidden gems using the adventure planning tool.

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Hopper’s adventure planning tool lets you plan your trip to the best US destinations for the following outdoor activities:

  • hiking
  • biking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • diving
  • kayaking

Enter your origin and select one or more activities to see recommended destinations and the closest airports. The activity locations are displayed as diamonds.  Airports that best match your selected activities are shown as larger circles, and are color-coded according to price. Once you’ve pinned down your destination, click on the corresponding airport to find the best flight deals using the Hopper Flight Explorer. You can also hover over any activity to see more details.

The adventure planning tool lets you discover activities in places you might not have considered.  For instance, you can surf in Lake Tahoe, kayak along the Davidson Glacier in Alaska, or hike the Nounou Mountains in Hawaii.

The states with the highest density of activities are listed in Table 1 and the top 5 locations for each of our outdoor activities are shown in Tables 2-7.

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References:

[1] http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/08/26/how-to-unplug-on-vacation-1187531073/  

Methodology

The outdoor activities data presented in this tool were aggregated from thousands of travel blogs from across the web and ranked based on the frequency of mentions. The flights data comes from Hopper’s combined feed of Global Distribution Service (GDS) data sources which includes about 10 million queries and 1 billion trips per day.

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