[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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