Inside the mind and soul of a serial traveller… (because #science)

Travellers come in all shapes and sizes, all backgrounds and experience levels, and almost everyone who likes to get out and see the world has their own way of doing it. But it’s comforting to know that those who have been well and truly bitten by the wanderlust bug often share similar traits, and have a lot in common with their fellow wanderers. We’ve done some incredibly scientific research (twitter polls ?) to really get inside the mind and soul of the typical serial traveller. Here’s what we found…

Almost half!!

Do you prefer to sneak off for weekend breaks, or drop everything for longer trips?!

✈️ Weekend breaks: 20%
✈️ Longer trips: 80% ✔️ 

What do you care most about when booking a hostel?

✈️ Price: 21%
✈️ Location: 55% ✔️
✈️ Atmosphere: 19%
✈️ Other: 5%
Location, location, location…

What’s your no. 1 fear that might stop you from travelling?

✈️ Job security: 13%
✈️ Money security: 68% ✔️
✈️ Relationships: 8%
✈️ Safety: 11%

Have you ever travelled alone?

✈️ Yes – often: 39% ✔️
✈️ Yes – sometimes: 35%
✈️ No: 26%

Sense of adventure…

What is the longest you’ve even been travelling for?

✈️ 2 weeks or less: 16%
✈️ Up to 1 month: 29%
✈️ Up to 3 months: 23%
✈️ Longer than 3 months: 32% ✔️

What is the best thing about visiting a new place?

✈️ The food: 13%
✈️ The people: 13%
✈️ New environment: 71% ✔️
✈️ Other: 3%

What do you miss most about home while travelling?

✈️ Friends/family: 43% ✔️
✈️ Netflix: 9%
✈️ Food: 20%
✈️ Nothing: 28%

That’s the spirit!

What’s your favourite type of trip?

✈️ Relaxation: 13%
✈️ Backpacking: 56% ✔️
✈️ City break: 21%
✈️ Adrenaline: 10%

Have you been travelling this year yet?

✈️ Yes: 52% ✔️
✈️ No: 48%

What’s your preferred activity on a long-haul flight?

✈️ Epic reading session: 11%
✈️ All about the films: 49% ✔️
✈️ Sleep sleep sleep: 35%
✈️ Other: 5%

How do you handle your money while travelling?

✈️ Bring cash: 20%
✈️ Credit/debit card: 14%
✈️ Both: 64% ✔️
✈️ Other: 2%

As it should be…

Have you ever missed a flight?

✈️ Yes – my fault: 18%
✈️ Yes – not my fault: 18%
✈️ Never: 64% ✔️

What’s your travel playlist mostly made up of?

✈️ Rock/indie: 51% ✔️
✈️ House/electronic: 12%
✈️ Acoustic: 18%
✈️ Pop: 19%

Which mode of transportation do you prefer when travelling?

✈️ Car: 26%
✈️ Train/bus: 35% 
✈️ Plane: 36% ✔️
✈️ Other: 3%

When you’re travelling, do you prefer going somewhere new, or returning to a past favourite?

✈️ New: 49% ✔️
✈️ Old: 3%
✈️ Mixed: 48%
Keep exploring…

Have you ever lived in a country other than your home country?

✈️ Yes: 52% ✔️
✈️ No: 48%

How far in advance do you like to plan your trips?

✈️ No planning, just go: 13%
✈️ A couple of weeks: 15%
✈️ A month: 17%
✈️ Several months: 55% ✔️

What’s your favourite type of holiday?

✈️ Beach: 29%
✈️ Nature/active: 60% ✔️
✈️ Party: 11%

Which would be most difficult to give up for lent?

✈️ Chocolate: 8%
✈️ Wi-Fi: 80% ✔️
✈️ Alcohol: 10%
✈️ Netflix: 2%
Welcome to 2016…

Would you rather have free breakfast or free Wi-Fi at a hostel?

✈️ Free breakfast: 27%
✈️ Free Wi-Fi: 73% ✔️
and last but not least…

Have you had a life-changing experience while travelling?

✈️ Yes: 72% ✔️
✈️ Not yet: 28%
 
Tell us how travel has changed your life in the comments below!

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