Americans want to do absolutely nothing on their next vacation

Deals for “nothing-cationers” are here.


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You know that feeling you get after returning from a vacation, where you’re tempted to call out of work because you “need a vacation from your vacation”? It’s likely because you’re experiencing vacation burnout. You did too much while there, and you left too much to come home to. 

The rise of the “nothing-cation”

New research from Expedia shows that Americans experienced holiday burnout in 2022 from jam-packed schedules, prompting them to plan more “nothing-cations” in the New Year. The term lends itself to more trips booked where just chillin’ is the main attraction. In typical vacationer fashion, that means everyone’s going south.

Life’s a beach

The research, which surveyed 4,000 U.S. travelers in December, found that more than a third reported feeling burnt out from the holiday season, and 96 percent of those surveyed planned to spend a portion of their next trip doing absolutely nothing. Expedia’s internal data shows January has already been a busy month for “nothing-cationers,” who’ve been busy booking trips to beach destinations, especially in Mexico and Hawaii. 

Want to be a nothing-cationer? Let’s find you a deal…

Airlines are keeping up with the aftermath of the holidays, giving Americans what they need: a warm, unexciting nothing-cation. We found some great deals you’ll want to hop on before they sell out: 

  • Fly roundtrip from Los Angeles to Maui for less than $250 

  • Fly roundtrip from New York to Cabo for $300

  • Fly roundtrip from Chicago to Puerto Vallarta for $350

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