Some people say that vacations are a luxury, not a necessity. At The Queen Victoria, we don’t believe that’s true. Everyone needs a break from time to time. If you’re on the fence about taking a cape may vacation this summer, don’t miss these top reasons why vacationing is so important.

Vacations are good for your health

Taking a vacation can reduce things like stress, sleeplessness, fatigue, and headaches. But, and this is important, a poorly planned vacation can leave you more stressed and exhausted than when you started. Plan thoroughly. Make sure to take care of everything you need to so you can really relax and unwind while you’re away. If you’re stumped, we’ve got some suggestions for you.

Vacations improve productivity

Studies show that vacations actually make you more productive at work and in other areas of your life. Everyone has their limits. Once in a while, you have to step away and replenish your resources. According to the New York Times, an internal study found that “for each additional 10 hours of vacation employees took, their year-end performance ratings from supervisors (on a scale of one to five) improved by 8 percent.”

Vacations can help you to be more open-minded and easy-going

Traveling can improve your cultural awareness and if you travel with family, friends, or a significant other, it can help strengthen your relationships abroad and at home. Studies show these effects continue even when you’re back in your normal routine. That means traveling really does strengthen your relationships for the long haul.

Vacations facility creative thinking and inspiration

When you relax, you can be more open to other creative parts of your mind that you may not use on a day-to-day basis. You can bring this inspiration (and maybe some new ideas) back with you when you return to reality.

Vacations are good for your family

According to one survey, 43 percent of American workers dedicate less than twenty hours a week to family time. But the majority of the households surveyed who take time off to spend with family are happier than those who don’t. And, you don’t have to go to some faraway land or plan an extravagant adventure to get away. Sometimes, the best vacation spots are just around the corner, especially if you live in New Jersey, wink wink.

The Queen Victoria is an award-winning Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Cape May’s Historic District. We offer many rooms and suites in beautiful unique buildings. All the conveniences of Cape May, including shops and restaurants, are steps away. Cape May is always bustling with things to do. Book your room today.