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?