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Here are the most popular destinations among U.S. travelers at the moment

According to Kayak flight searches.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

The good news: the vaccine is slowly but surely rolling out. The even better news: Americans are ready to travel once again, and they're planning those vacations.

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The airline industry has obviously morphed in response to a global pandemic that has all but halted vacationing as we know it. At-home COVID-19 tests and the elimination of change fees are just few of the very many policy reviews that have taken center-stage throughout travel-related talks in the past few months. 

And yet: people want to go on trips, and they're thinking about where to go.

According to new data released by travel search site Kayak, most flight searches out of U.S. airports are actually up across certain domestic and international destinations. Needless to say, the numbers we are seeing are much lower than this time last year... but things are looking up.

One more thing: Kayak mentions that domestic fares are almost 20% cheaper than they were this time last year, so you might really want to consider perusing destination options. Speaking of options: the travel site released a list of trending destinations that people in the United States are currently considering as potential vacation spots.

Here are some of the most popular ones in no particular order:

1. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
2. Key West, Florida
3. Oranjestad, Aruba
4. Anchorage, Alaska
5. Atlanta, Georgia

Still too wary to board a plane? We don't blame you. That being said, you're likely itching for some time away from home. To which we say... how about a road trip? Here are some of the best ones around the U.S. 

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