Study: Vacations improve marriages and lift libido
Shana Rose Reporting
A new survey by Expedia.com, an online travel agency, tries to examine the link between vacations and happiness and the results are rather surprising.
Americans in the Expedia Pleasure Index say that vacations make them happier than their marriages, their religions, weddings, birthdays, and even their cats.
Expedia's Sarah Gavin says apparently more frequent vacations will also boost your libido. "Those who take a vacation regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their love life," says Gavin, "So if you want to get lucky, hit the road.
"I love my husband, and I love my cat, but like most Americans, I love them both more when I'm on the beach, with my husband of course, not the cat," Gavin says.
They also found, while parents love their kids, they also love some alone-time too, "With 96% of those responding saying they'd rather travel as a couple, than travel as a family."
The Expedia Pleasure Index found that "Consumers link their personal happiness to vacations. Eighty-six percent of Americans pair the two, and those who vacation three or more times per year are more likely to do so than those who travel two or fewer times."
About half of those who vacationed last year like their love life, nearly the same amount say they like their job.