The average Brit only takes two days out a month, despite having eight weekend days to use, according to a new survey by Lonely Planet.
Over a quarter of overworked Brits don’t even take any days out in the average month, the survey found. The recession has played a large part in this, with one in ten saying they have significantly reduced the amount of trips out in the last 12 months.
The main reason people gave for not making more of their free time is lack of money, with nearly six out of ten people citing this.
A fifth of people say that they have no idea of what to see and do in their area, while four out of ten people also said that they are unadventurous with their free time.
Lonely Planet spokesperson Tom Hall said; “The reasons people give for not making more of their free time are interesting because, for the most part, they are not barriers at all.
“Not having the money to take a day trip is tied in with lack of inspiration, because if you do a bit of research you will find plenty of cheap or free activities in your area, such as visiting the seaside.”