​Is your partner balking at the idea of a vacation this year?  It's too expensive, they can't get time off work, blah blah blah.  Well, we're on your side, so the next time they raise an objection, just tell them science wants you to go away together.

1.  Vacations reduce the risk of death by heart disease in men


That's right, according to this study published in 2000:

 The frequency of annual vacations by middle-aged men at high risk for CHD is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality and, more specifically, mortality attributed to CHD. Vacationing may be good for your health.

So next time your partner protests, just remind him that it could save his life.

2.  Vacation improves mental health in women 

This study


from the Wisconsin Medical Journal states:

Women who take vacations frequently are less likely to become tense, depressed, or tired, and are more satisfied with their marriage. These personal psychological benefits that lead to increased quality of life may also lead to improved work performance.

You have to go on vacation, it's necessary for your mental health!  Also note that it will make you more satisfied with your marriage.

3. Vacations reduce stress and depression

This study


from 2009 studies 900 lawyers and discovered:

. . . participating in active and social leisure activities or taking a vacation are important in reducing lawyers' depression, whereas participating in passive leisure is not.

Unwinding in front of the television won't do the trick, so take the lawyer in your life on a little trip.

4.  Vacations improve your sex life


According to a study at Travel Effect:

Couples who travel together report having a better sex life than those who don't – Three-quarters (77%) of respondents who travel as a couple say that they have a good sex life, compared to 63% of couples who do not travel together. More than one in every four couples (28%) say their sex life improved after traveling together and of those, 40% say sex together is permanently better after travel.

If that's not a reason to take a romantic vacation, I don't know what is!  

There are so many reasons to pack up and go, what are you waiting for?