1. Most importantly, a 10-day vacation gives you the time necessary to surrender, to capitulate, to truly vacate.
2. Travel consumes a lesser percentage of your total vacation time.
3. Because travel consumes proportionately less of the 10-day vaca, it also opens the door to a travelling vacation with multiple stops.
4. You’re gone long enough that you’re forced to off-load your duties at work.
5. You’re gone long enough that you’re forced to budget financially for the vacation.
6. A 10-day vacation leaves sufficient time for the creation of memories through experience and the catharsis of do-nothing relaxation.
7. You have the time to actually develop rhythms of life unique to that particular vacation.
8. You get the joy of seeing the week and weekend vacationers leave
9. You can avoid the dreaded vacation hangover.
10. You come home a better spouse, parent, employee—a better person.