The average 40-something still has seven countries to visit on their travel bucket list, a study has found.
A poll of 2,000 adults aged 40 and above revealed travel is not just the domain of the young, with middle-aged Brits still working their way through a wishlist of destinations.
In fact, those polled have only travelled to a quarter of the countries they dream of visiting with popular backpacking destinations New Zealand, Canada and Australia top of the list.
It also emerged more than six in 10 have already got at least one trip abroad booked for 2019.
But three in 10 reckon they are more ‘adventurous’ with their holiday choices now than they ever used to be, with 38% preferring to go off the beaten track when they travel abroad. And rather than sitting by the pool, a fifth have tried snorkelling on a trip abroad while more than one in 10 have been on a safari.
The study also found nearly half of over 40s go on more holidays now than at any other point of their lives, with six in 10 putting this down to having more money than they did in the past.
And a quarter think it’s easier to get away because their kids are older, while 46% have more time, according to the research carried out via OnePoll.
Another 40% think their lives are simpler now, giving them more freedom to travel the globe.
It also emerged more than one in five adults aged 40 and above have also ‘gone travelling’, taking a month or more off work to visit different countries.
Top 20 countries on the wishlists of over 40s
1. New Zealand
4. Mainland USA
6. The Caribbean