[SWNS] Are you a warm weather person or prefer your temperatures a little colder? New research unveils the difference between cold and warm weather people. The study of 2,000 Americans saw results split by whether people preferred sunshine and hot weather breaks and compared these to the personalities and preferences of people who seek out cooler escapes.
Results found that if you consider yourself a little introverted, prefer cats to dogs and like to be the little spoon when cuddling, you probably prefer a city break over a beach vacation. However, if you consider yourself to be an extrovert, prefer being the big spoon when cuddling and prioritize family time while on vacation then you would ideally find a beach or warm weather vacation.
The reality is that there are some interesting differences between those who enjoy warm weather vacations versus those who prefer colder weather trips. On average those who like to head to the beach will make $51,138.60 compared to their cold-weathered counterparts who make a little more at $55,065.58.
The study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Vayama looked into the traveling habits of 2,000 Americans and found that those who prefer cold weather destinations like to stay indoors, enjoy listening to classical music, and prefer the company of a cat instead of a dog. This is in direct contrast to their warm-weathered friends who like to listen to pop and hip-hop and are more likely to be dog people.
Besides the general likes and dislikes associated with people who prefer one type of climate over another- their personalities are drastically different as well. Warm-weathered people describe themselves with being outgoing and confident. But, those who prefer the cold climates admit to being shy, quiet, and sarcastic.
While those who prefer warm weather vacations differ from those who prefer cooler temps, what happens when your partner doesn’t like the same vacation climate as you? Like the six percent of Americans who claim their partner has a completely opposite vacationing perspective.
Bernardas Kuodzevicius, Regional Director Vayama.com stated “There is no one size fits all when it comes to the perfect vacation. Some people prefer a cold-weather getaway while others would much rather relax by the beach. Either way, making time to go on a vacation and escape from the business of everyday life is important for everyone.”
Planning a trip takes some time. For the average American, a weekend getaway takes nine days to plan while planning a trip to another country takes twice that. But, if you are planning a cruise or a week-long vacation, giving yourself 16 days to plan such an excursion is ideal according to the study.
Although there is plenty of planning that goes into a vacation, Americans find themselves doing non-vacation related activities on their trips. In fact, the average American spends seven hours and 42 minutes watching television instead of laying out by the beach.
The average American will also spend an additional five hours and 12 minutes of their entire vacation napping- because who doesn’t want to catch up on all their sleep while away from their everyday lives? But, even though Americans are spending more time in their rooms while on vacation instead of being adventurous and exploring their new surroundings, the average American will spend over six hours having ‘romantic time’ in the room.
In fact, 87 percent of Americans admit to being more romantic while on vacation. As a result, 76 percent of Americans find that their partners a more romantic when they are able to get away and enjoy a vacation together. Having one-on-one time with your partner is important. But, 76 percent of Americans would happily bring their more romantic “vacation” partner home with them.
Stephanie Gunnink, Online Marketing Manager Vayama.com “Traveling with a partner can be an interesting dynamic. Even if you don’t like the same types of climates, there are always things you can do together that bring you closer as a couple. Spending quality time with one another, no matter where you choose to go can really heighten the romance factor and make the trip even more memorable. No matter where you are, as long you feel you got a good deal there is no way you can’t enjoy your vacation.”
Edited for WeatherNation by Meteorologist Mace Michaels