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In a world of fast-paced, hyper-competitive workplaces, holidays and vacations are becoming more important than ever. Chronic stress can be biologically destructive, and regular vacations can combat the damage done. In fact, a study was conducted to test this idea—the Framingham Heart Study, which was completed in 1992. The gold standard for long-term health studies, this experiment tracked workers for over 20 years. They found that individuals (men, in particular) who did not take vacations were around 30% more likely to have a heart attack. For women, this rate increased to 50%. The numbers hold true even in the face of factors like diabetes, cigarette use, income levels, and obesity.

Taking a vacation is not only a great way to break up your schedule—the health benefits are palpable. Your Holiday Matters is devoted to the idea that, well, your holiday is important. We produce material to help you make the most of your time away. This includes, but is not limited to, suggested destinations, the best times for travel, how to save money, and why you shouldn’t compromise on that dream vacation spot.

This site is split into two main categories: Don’t Overlook and Don’t Compromise. The “Don’t Overlook” category will investigate the aspects of travel worth considering while making decisions—specific travel periods, flight advice, and information about details like travel insurance. The “Don’t Compromise” category will include pieces on the details you should not compromise on while travelling, allowing you to make the most of your holiday—taking the trip you always wanted, finding your dream vacation rental, and more.

In essence, this site will break down each aspect of your vacation and determine if it is worth the effort of a follow-through. Your holiday matters—to us, to your family, and—most importantly—to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Volcanos and Penguins and Wine Oh My
      The 28 or so hours traveling here has proven to be more than worth itWhile the flight from Houston to Santiago was overnight and in the dark the three hours from Santiago to Punta Arenas were spent winging over the Andes. Amazing is a word overused i
    • Sikkim TourDay34 Lachung
      Day3 Gangtok to LachungLachung is a small village near Tibetan border situated at 9000 ft. It is a very scenic place for that matter entire Sikkim is a scenic beauty. On 5th May day time temperature forecast was 6C and nig
    • Practice uploading photos from home
      The attachment for iPad works One more thing checked off my long list. My village is home to Thinkers Lodge national historic site that displays a Nobel peace prize and a Lenin peace prize. The village nam Pugwash is famous for world peace. internationa
    • Irlande
      Samedi 23 avril Dpart de Bangui vers 11 00. Vol dAir France en classe affaires je nai pas trop me plaindre du confort. Je regarde le film The Matrix Resurrections. Jai vraiment beaucoup aim cest surement du a une certaine nostalgie
    • Camino Trip Day 8 Camino Day 4
      After a decent night's sleep we got up got our bags ready for transport and headed downstairs for breakfast. The albergue had the usual toast jam orange juice and coffee. They also had cereal with milk and a pastry. After breakfast we headed out cr
    • Thousand Hills State Park MO
      Not much to write today. Our next scheduled stop is Winterset Iowa however the drive is a bit longer than we'd like with the travel trailer. We drove a short drive up through Missouri to the halfway mark Thousand Hills State Park. This state park is 30
    • Camino Trip Day 9 Camino Day 5
      We slept fairly well last night as we've gotten used to the routine. We'd decided to leave a bit earlier and avoid the afternoon heat so we were up at 6am and out the door by 630. It took a while to get out of Pamplona but the walk was fairly pleasant