You saved up, you're ready to go, you like Europe. We know lots about you, summer traveler
By Jay Jones
Jun 22, 2015 | 8:15 AM
Summer officially arrived Sunday, and if you haven't started your vacation planning, it's time to kick it into high gear before those lazy, hazy, crazy days slip away.
If you're short of ideas, go to our Summer Vacation Guide, which offers dozens of new places and events to go.
You'll have plenty of company on your away-from-home time.
Eighty-five percent of American adults – that’s 198 million people – are planning time away from home and work this summer. That's up 13% from last year, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, which conducted the research.
Research was conducted online with 1,502 random adults April 28-May 1. It's an affluent group whose minimum household income is $100,000. The margin of error is +/- 2.5%.
Of those respondents, most of those planning travel – 68% – expect to be gone at least a week. A lucky 36% say they'll spend at least two weeks.
And that upcoming Fourth of July holiday? More than half the respondents said they were going to travel on that holiday so they can take an extra day without using vacation time.