Americans want trips that connect them with nature
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Jan 5, 2021
Americans want trips that connect them with nature

Hiking and camping might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the pandemic forcing people to stay inside has sparked new interest in exploring the outdoors. From camping to fishing, Americans are showing more interest in vacation and leisure activities that reconnect them with nature.

WishTrip, an app that helps users organize their photos and other mementos of their travels has reported that the number of people visiting national and state parks or taking hikes and wilderness treks was up 33% in 2020 compared to 2019. And some people are looking to make a trip of it. Research by TripAdvisor finds that over half of people say they're more likely to take an outdoor or nature trip than they were before the pandemic, and reports that searches for campgrounds and ranches are much higher than usual. And according to, there has been a rise in people searching for 'hiking', 'nature', and 'relaxation', and 56% are looking for off-the-beaten-track escapes to nature.