YOUNG VOICES

The Ultimate #YOLO Wish List

04/08/2014 16:43 BST | Updated 04/08/2014 16:59 BST

Nearly a third of students say a road trip though America is their most desired YOLO travel experience, followed by a safari in Africa (13%) and a skydive over New Zealand (10%)

New research into student travel habits by Endsleigh has revealed the top YOLO (You Only Live Once) travel experiences amongst students.

Top 10 YOLO moments

Other popular destinations included:

  • 11th: Kitesurfing in Brazil 3%
  • 12th: Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway 3%
  • 13th: Cruise to the Antarctic 3%
  • 14th: Backcountry snowboarding 2%
  • 15th: Cycle the Pamir Highway 2%
  • 16th: Burning Man festival in the US 1%

With all the pressures of student life, it’s no wonder that 43% of students want to travel to have a break from work or study, and 73% are planning to do so in the next 12 months.

Endsleigh’s research shows that staying connected abroad ranks highly with students, with 90% taking smartphones abroad and more than half admitting it's important to have Wi-Fi access whilst abroad.

Two thirds of students also admit to updating their Facebook status whilst on holiday or travelling, with 35 per cent doing so several times a week. Interestingly Instagram is more widely used abroad than Facebook, with 40% posting to Instagram several times a week whilst away.