[Question] In what ways are holidays good?

I’d like a model of the benefits that holidays (vacations) can have, so that I can plan accordingly. Relevant questions that I have, although feel free to answer ones not listed here:

  • Do holidays teach you things about other places that you couldn’t learn from Wikipedia?

  • Why are holidays more relaxing than just lying in bed at home and paying somebody else to take care of you?

  • Does visiting family count as a holiday in the relevant sense?

  • Are the benefits of tourism and/​or pilgrimage the same as the benefits of holidays? What are they?

  • How much money should I be willing to spend on holidays?

  • Is ‘holiday’ a coherent enough category that I can treat it as primitive for the purpose of this question?

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