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Most Brits dreaming of escape, study finds

Most Brits dreaming of escape, study finds
18 Feb 2014

More than eight in ten (82%) Brits want to escape the daily grind, according to a new survey. 

A study of 2,000 Brits by Skoda found that 51% feel this way at least once a month, while a third dream of escaping their current life at least once a week. More than 5% have such thoughts every day. 

Around a third even claimed to have made serious plans to up sticks and say they will follow through with them in the near future. 

When asked why they are so keen to jet off, the top five answers given were: I'm fed-up of the daily grind; I feel like I'm stuck in a rut; I feel like I need a new adventure; I'm not happy in my job; and I'm fed up with the British weather.

'While many will make do with their lot, it seems there are some who are making serious plans to pack it all in and embark on a new adventure,' commented Sarah Chapman, communications manager for Skoda UK. 

If you fall into this category, here are a few suggestions of where you could catch a flight to: 

Island life

If you're someone who has had enough of the winter storms battering the UK, why not join the 35,000 British expats who now call Tenerife home? The Canary Island enjoys average temperatures between 18 and 24C year round - perfect for enjoying outdoor activities such as surfing, cycling, swimming and sailing. 

Explore a new continent

If it's adventure you're after, why not take six months or even a year out to explore a new continent? South America is attracting a lot of attention at the moment, so why not head out to Brazil for the World Cup in June and carry on your journey from there. Argentina offers 'summer' (June to October) skiing and wine tours, Peru has the Inca Trail and Colombia boasts beautiful Caribbean beaches. ADNFCR-408-ID-801694964-ADNFCR

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