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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
    • September 25
      Off to Tres Trapi the turtle area and darn if Hungry Turtle wasnt there as usual in the tender turtle grass just maybe 60 at the most from the steps where you enter. But this time he also brought his two cousins. We also saw a Southern Stingray whic
    • New York then Massachusetts
      Friday 23rdWe were up early as we wanted to travel a good distance today. The guys staying in the motel unit next to ours were packing all their gear into their pickup and all dressed in camo ready or a days hunting....bear. Leaving her
    • Phuket Old Town
      Phuket careful with that pronunciation now POOKET was never a place we really wanted to go due to its popularity with foreign tourists but as numbers are so low at the moment we grabbed the opportunity. Our stay on the island began with three nights a
    • Day 16 Staying Local in Saint Remy de Provence
      Today is a rest day.No drivingNo traipsing around castles and villagesExcept this oneWeve been on the go for 8 days and we have 5 nights here with most things we want to see within an hours drive so whats the rushThis morning we s
    • were here in London
      After a relatively uneventful flight weve arrived As we came in for a landing we had a spectacular view of central London as you can see from our photo. Really helped make being here a reality. Customs was a breeze used the e scanner and our bag
    • Granada gratis
      We overslept this morning. The people in the room above were scraping chairs and having showers at 1am. Honestly this hotel appears to have zero sound proofingToday we are walking back down to the city to take advantage of all the free sightseeing th