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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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