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    Road to Freedom 200 Miles onwards

    According to a new survey, only after driving a significant distance after getting off the plane does the real holiday begin. So what actually makes a happy holiday? Check what the numbers are saying about true holiday freedom, the ideal soundtrack for a road trip or what holiday makers anticipate the most when abroad. See if you feel the same.

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    According to a new survey, "true holiday freedom" only comes with a 200-mile trip after stepping off a plane. So what makes a happy holiday? Take a look what the respondents said.

    What defines "true holiday freedom"?

    • 33% space away from the tourists
    • 28% meeting interesting locals
    • 25% Sun
    • 24% sea

    Ideal soundtrack for a road trip?

    • Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
    • Happy by Pharrel Williams
    • Beautiful Day by U2

    Most looking forward to...?

    • 70% beautiful scenery
    • 41% local cuisine
    • 39% get off the beaten track
    • 35% local culture

    Freedom on the open road...

    • 49% of travellers like driving because of the unparalleled freedom offered
    • 28% say driving abroad makes them feel "completely carefree"

    Top 3 worst road trip companions

    • Boss
    • In-laws
    • Ex-partner

    What defines true holiday freedom?

    • 200-mile road trip
    • a luxurious car
    • scenic roads
    • lush greenery
    • good music
    • mountain views
    • partner/spous

    Top 3 road trips in Europe

    • Barcelona to Malaga
    • Italy's Amalfi Coast
    • La Route des Grande Alps

    Road to Freedom