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62 percent of Americans didn't travel last year, at all

And you thought "staycations" ended with the recession.

Not even close. Turns out that a staggering 62.4 percent of Americans didn't travel at all last year, according to a Skift survey. Not for business, not for pleasure, not even to help recover a sex tape their buddy accidentally mailed to his girlfriend at another college.  

No, in fact, an earlier Skift report found that only 13 percent of Americans actually left the country. 
 
Broken down by age, gender, and income, the poll (of 3,555 respondents) revealed that women were more eager to travel than men (43.3 to 43.1 percent), while women aged 65 and older and men between 18 and 24 traveled the most. Women also reported having more sex on vacation, but that's a totally different survey. Still, just throwing it out there.

Not at all surprising, Americans earning more than $150,000 went places, while those earning between $25,000 and $49,999 were the most likely to stay home. And they say the middle class is doing fine. Hmmm.

Or, perhaps those 62 percent of Americans are just lucky enough to live in one of the country's best cities for a staycation.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She’s British, and needs to vacation more in the U.S. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.