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04 July 2011 09:26
A new poll has found that travel occupies the No 1 spot in a list of 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences for Britons
A new poll has found that travel occupies the No 1 spot in a list of 'once-in-a-lifetime' experiences for people in the UK, with 26% dreaming of going around the world.
Of more than 2,000 Britons questioned by Scottish Widows, nearly a tenth (9%) said they dream of holidaying in the Caribbean.
Getting close to nature is also popular, with over a tenth (11%) dreaming of swimming with dolphins. However, they should of course ensure that they have a good
watersports travel insurance in place to cover themselves for possible injuries and loss.
The survey also found that 9% want to go on safari.
Of the 86% of respondents with fantasies of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, nearly half (45%) said they would not mind stretching their finances as far as they could possibly afford in order to fulfil their heart's desires.
Roger Black MBE, Olympic medal winner and Scottish Widows ambassador for the London 2012 Games, said: "A once-in-a-lifetime experience is something to aim for and can be very motivating. It's something that people aspire to do throughout their lives.
"For me, winning my Olympic medal was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It goes to show we can achieve our dreams, if we're willing to commit enough time and effort."
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