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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
    • Pasto Carnival museum
      25th March PastoThe Carnival Museum consists of two spaces in one of them the history and its reason for being are narrated through a documented photographic record where it is possible to become infected with the allegory of the carnival.Anoth
    • Birding in South Texas
      Being in Texas birding is hot and dusty work but someone has to do it.We return each day from our adventures thirsty and hot and dusty. And we may look like a chicken when we return as we are eating chicken so often. We cook breakfast here at the stu
    • A day in Tekapo
      Another fine sunny and calm day. Wow We know it can blow like mad here as we've been in Tekapo a couple of times before in strong winds so it's not always faultless.As always we stopped at the bottom of Lake Pukaki to admire the view up the lake to
    • Outback Adventures in Mt Isa
      The day was finally here. After months of planning cancelled flights border closures and the uncertainty of covid I was at the airport mask on my face and ready to board a plane for the first time in 14 months After three flights via Brisbane and Town
    • Parkland Walk
      Mark took a day off on 24th March. We recently walked on the Parkland Walk Northside between Muswell Hill and Highgate Wood whilst making a complete journey between home and Highgate WoodQueens Wood via Alexandra Park. On 24th
    • day 42. Virtual Ride. Bezieres to Narbonne.
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