People Are Willing To Do Just About Anything For A Vacation

There are few things better than having time off work to go on vacation, and it seems folks will do just about anything to get it.

A new poll finds:

  • 70% of Americans say they would do pretty much anything to get a two week vacation.
  • Things they are willing to endure include:

Take a bath in ice cold water (45%)

    • Work on every weekend for a year (43%)
    • Give up celebrating holidays for a year (38%)
    • Take a 10% cut to my pay (37%)
    • Give up my favorite food (36%)
    • Give up a dream parking spot (34%)
    • Cancel Netflix/streaming service forever (30%)
    • Give up social media for a year (27%)
    • Have your worst selfie published online (17%)

Of course the fun of vacation is getting to do things you wouldn’t normally do at home.

  • 57% of folks say they indulge in more exotic foods while on vacation than they would at home.
  • 54% admit they spend more money.
  • 53% say they laugh a lot more.
  • 64% say they will spend more money on alcohol than any other time in their life.
  • Among the most popular vacation drinks:
    • Moscow mules (32%)
    • Tequila sunrises (28%)
    • Daiquiris (15%)

Source: SWNS Digital

Thought Starters…

  • Only 17% would post a bad selfie for a vacation? That would be the first thing I’d be willing to do..
  • What would you be willing to give up or endure for a two-week vacation? When was the last time you took two weeks off?
  • What are your favorite things about vacation? Do you drink more than usual? What is your go-to vacation drink?

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