82% of us Fantasize about a Vacation

Stop Daydreaming - Go On Vacation

Do you fantasize about taking a vacation while at work, while watching your kids, or any other time?

In a nutshell: 2000 fellow Americans were in the OnePoll and Apple Vacations study and it turns out that 82% said they daydream about vacations.  This equates to an average of 200 hours per year dreaming of getting away from the ordinary.

That is 200 hours per year  – or about 24-days (annually) of daydreaming about vacation elation.

So what stresses us out about the buying process?

  • 79% worry about getting the best deal
  • 62% find it stressful finding a flight
  • 7 in 10 called a lifeline – friend or family, that is, for recommendations … and 1/3 do this every single time they’re in vacay mode
  • 76% must browse websites for reviews and 34% rely on those reviews for planning

Ooops….I’m back. I was just dreaming about going to Zoetry!

Did you ever forget to book part of your vacation?  This study revealed that 73% did. Huh?  71% messed up their dates and 50% don’t know when they want to travel.

It seems there were even more challenges disclosed from this group – nearly 1/2 had trouble deciding on the perfect place and 44% said saving money for travel was a challenge (okay, I can see that!).  And, travel agents will understand this one – 65% said they look at travel sites knowing they don’t have the funds to go anywhere.   But, the good news is that 7 in 10 responded that they’re always searching for their next best getaway.

So there you have it. Are you a dreamer or a doer?

When is your next vacation?  Let us know in the comments!

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About Donna Adinolfi - Editor-in-Chief 171 Articles
In addition to being our Editor-in-Chief, Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com. Her 30+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. An avid fan of the freedom from carrying cash or credit cards, Donna loves to visit all-inclusive wellness resorts in the U.S, and traveling to some of Mexico's and the Caribbean's many all-inclusive resorts several times each year. She's also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.

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