Getaway is literally defined as ‘the act or an instance of escaping” and getaways are indeed an escape from day to day stresses and burnout. Getaways and vacations are essential for our physical and emotional well-being. Medical research has indicated that those who take yearly vacations significantly reduce their death risk and their risk of death from heart disease even more dramatically. Americans suffer from what may be called a “Vacation Deficit Disorder” as the work hours in the U.S. have continued to increase over the last few decades so that now an average American gets a miserly 9.6 days of vacation time per year. It is incredible that many don’t make use of even this paltry time that is allowed for vacations. Getaways and vacations are not just for fun and fond memories but also they are a source of incredible health benefits lasting a lifetime. Getaways are the best means to take a break from pressures of daily life and reduce stress. Stress is an enemy of wellness and has ill effects on one’s immune system, physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Taking time off from work and heading to a getaway is one of the best ways to reduce stress, prevent burnout and help improve one’s health. Planning a vacation, searching for, and finding a perfect getaway is exciting and stimulating. Vacations and getaways also increase the quality of time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. Perhaps that is why couples go on honeymoon getaways after they are married. A getaway excursion may only last a week, but the personal benefits and memories derived from it have the possibility to last a lifetime.
The selection of a getaway depends on one’s definition of relaxation and can entail a break at a lavish retreat, a family farm with a collection of animals, a log cabin in a river valley, a beach house, or a ranch in the countryside. One may be looking for that special romantic getaway or may be exploring choices for just casual weekend getaways. Or perhaps, one is looking for both elements in the form of romantic weekend getaways, or searching for those all-inclusive resorts. Whatever your getaway quest might be we are here to help. This website is a humble but sincere effort to provide you with information and tools to search, plan, enjoy and share your perfect getaway memories.