Breakations: the New Vacation for Busy Couples

Breakations are the New Vacation for Busy Couples

You’re familiar with the concept of a vacation, although it might feel like ages since your last one. And chances are, you’ve heard of a “staycation,” where you take time off work to relax at home, catching up on neglected tasks or simply indulging in some well-deserved “me time.” However, planning an international trip can be tricky with fluctuating exchange rates and pesky banking fees. That’s why many Canadians are choosing to explore closer to home, evident in the rising popularity of “Breakations” across Ontario.

So, what is a Breakation? It’s a short, relaxing break just far enough away from home so you can experience the benefits of a true vacation for less time and money. More and more couples from the GTA and surrounding area are looking to Niagara Falls for the break they need from their busy lives. Travelling the relatively short distance to Niagara Falls allows these couples the opportunity to:

  • Spend less time travelling and more time relaxing and having fun
  • Take advantage of last minute, spontaneous plans (and studies show spontaneity is good for your relationship)
  • Spend less money (which for some couples is the difference between going on vacation or not taking a break at all)
  • Use less vacation time that can be saved for emergencies or another Breakation!

Whether it’s work or a short break from family life, couples can recoup and reconnect with a Breakation package at the Holiday Inn by the falls, which includes:

The New York Times and the Huffington Post report that:

  • People who take frequent vacations are happier
  • Relaxing while on vacation is good for your brain
  • Allowing your brain to day-dream enhances creativity and problem-solving abilities
  • People who take vacations are more effective at their jobs
  • People derive happiness from planning a vacation—so researchers recommend taking smaller, shorter vacations more frequently rather than one large vacation every few years.

Psychology Today is just one of many publications that report couples who vacation together experience:

  • Stronger relationships
  • Improved levels of intimacy
  • Better communication
  • Opportunities to bond through shared experiences and collective memories
  • Better health and improved mental states
  • Slower aging (yes, science shows that vacations can help you stay young)

Make it Happen

Once you’ve decided you need a Breakation, the next step is to book time off (consider taking an extra long weekend from work, or if you simply can’t get away stay Friday and Saturday night), find a baby sitter, dog sitter (or both), and then book your accommodations. So are you waiting for? Book your next Breakation at the Holiday Inn by the Falls and take advantage of fantastic deals and luxury accommodation.