Not many people would toss aside a free trip, but what if that offer came with strings attached? Like, sacrificing some of your basic comforts, like coffee, alcohol, entertainment and sex?
Travel company Contiki surveyed more than 1,500 Americans ages 18 to 36 about what they’d be “willing to give up for around six months if that meant you could travel the world for free.” And the results prove that Millennials prioritize travel above most things that keep them ticking on a daily basis.
More than half (57 percent) said they’d give up sex for free travel. But only 41 percent would give up their cell phones. Let that sink in.
By comparison, according to Travel + Leisure, “About 80 percent of respondents answered that they would immediately do away with their Netflix passwords for a few months to go around the globe. About 77 percent said they would give up their coffee, 73 percent could go without alcohol and 60 percent would cut out carbs.”
It’s kind of amazing that only one percent of those surveyed said “eff that” to any of these dangling carrots. Free travel wasn’t worth it to them. Even if it just meant giving up coffee for six months.