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Episode 7: Summer vacation - Never mind the hike. Where’s the hammock?

September 19, 2017
Carson Ricketts, left, and Jasmine Puett look out over Lake Lanier while sitting in a hammock in Laurel Park, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Gainesville, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Carson Ricketts, left, and Jasmine Puett look out over Lake Lanier while sitting in a hammock in Laurel Park, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Gainesville, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The results of a new poll on summer travel may surprise you.

The survey found that the thing most people want to do on vacation is… nothing. Rest and relaxation were ranked high by more people than any other vacation activity. In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” AP Travel editor Beth Harpaz talks with Associated Press polling editor Emily Swanson about that and other findings from the survey.

For a full list of podcasts go to the AP podcast page on APNews.com.

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. In her spare time, she’s on a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

For more trip ideas, travel trends and destination news from Beth and the rest of the Associated Press, follow @AP_Travel on Twitter, and check out the travel tab on the AP News mobile app.