The 'Outside' 2012 Reader Poll: Travel

We weren't surprised that you guys go far afield and are polite to harried airline ticket agents when things go badly. But the list of what some of you have smuggled across a border—impressive!

A Boeing 767-300ER of Delta Air Lines.     Photo: Wikimedia Commons

HOW MANY VACATION DAYS HAVE YOU TAKEN IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS TO TRAVEL?
04.4% 1 to 3
09.8% 4 to 6
17.8% 7 to 10
20.4% 11 to 15
41.2% More than 15
06.4% None

WHEN ON VACATION, I CHECK MY WORK EMAIL:
21.0% At least once a day
03.5% Three or more times a day
32.5% Every few days
42.9% Never—leave me alone, you bastards

HAVE YOU EVER SMUGGLED ANYTHING THROUGH CUSTOMS?
18.3% Yes
81.7% No

OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED "YES":
30.1% Fruit
17.3% Expensive tchotchkes
11.9% Marijuana or other drugs
05.3% A large amount of money
01.8% Exotic animals
63.3% Other (fireworks, a switchblade, is this poll really anonymous?)

WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND REMOTE PLACES IF IT MEANT POSSIBLY GETTING RADIATION POISONING?
22.5% Yes
77.5% No

DO YOU READ STATE DEPARTMENT WARNINGS WHEN YOU TRAVEL?
73.3% Yes
26.7% No

OUTSIDE HAS RUINED MY FAVORITE PLACE TO TRAVEL:
01.9% Yes
98.1% No

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM DESTINATION?
36.2% New Zealand
18.6% Patagonia
12.3% Himalayas/Everest
10.9% African safari
10.0% Machu Picchu
06.7% Caribbean
05.3% Arctic/Antarctica

HAVE YOU EVER SCREAMED AT AN AIRLINE TICKET AGENT?
12.7% Yes
87.3% No

IF YES, DID IT GET YOU VERY FAR?
26.6% Yes
73.4% No

DO YOU HAVE A PASSPORT?
88.6% Yes
11.4% No

IF YES, HOW MANY STAMPS ARE IN YOUR PASSPORT?
49.6% 1 to 5
24.9% 6 to 10
13.9% 10 or more
11.6% 20 or more

DO YOU SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?
41.9% Yes
58.1% No

WHAT'S THE LONGEST VACATION YOU'VE TAKEN IN THE PAST YEAR?
04.0% 1 to 3 days
16.0% 4 to 6 days
41.8% 7 to 10 days
24.3% 11 to 20 days
11.0% More than 20 days
02.9% I haven't had a vacation in the past year

*Results based on an online survey taken June 12-17, 2012, by 2,635 dedicated readers.

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