A global survey that was conducted by Booking.com has brought back some nifty little stats about our travel related feels. And as it turns out, millennials feel the most regret when it comes to their travel experiences. Regardless of if we’re sitting at work reminiscing on the time we nearly bought that plane ticket, or scrolling though everyone else’s Insta travel pics, the regret is real. Here’s what we apparently all regret most when travelling.
Missed Travel Opportunities
Of course, this makes a lot of sense. We are the generation that tends to feel fomo at the drop of a hat. The survey revealed that a staggering 82 percent of us (millennials) have hard-core regret over missed travel opportunities. Not travelling to more of the nooks and crannies of this planet (25 percent) have many of us feeling especially triggered. As does missing the opportunity to travel when we were younger (35 percent.) Which is hilarious, seeing as none of us are that old.. but on the other hand, feels.
Not Being More Adventurous
Over a third of us regret not being more adventurous while embarking on our travels. Many of these regrets are due to language barriers, financial situations, navigation when travelling or how safe we perceive the unknown to be. But we’re not all scaredy-cats. Just under half (43 percent) of us have end up overcoming our anxieties about travelling to new destinations, by sucking it up and going anyway.
Not Getting More Photos
Millennials seem to be natural born documenters, so obviously we get upset about not getting enough photos. Without photo proof, how would everyone else know we’re having as much fun as we are? Or that we’re super-duper happy? Who knows.
Not Traveling More
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, with 46 percent of us feeling regret that we don’t travel more. But honestly, who would choose sitting in a cold office, over exploring and making memories? It was also revealed that travel has the ability to make a positive impact on our confidence (41 percent), enhances the sense of personal achievement (40 percent), and heightens our mental health (46 percent.) A fifth of millennials stated that travel helped them find their purpose in life. So, the moral of the story is that we need to pack our bags and hit the road.