You hear every year of the pitfalls of going to some places abroad on holiday-stomach problems and all the other lurgies you can catch from untreated water and the bugs there are. Your own country may be (UK) wet windy and at times chilly, but surely a good break from work entails some exercise in doing sport or walking, not proping bars up or getting skin cancer loungeing on a beach in the sweltering sun some where. Your own country will have its own facilities for relaxation and holiday venues for the whole gamit of things to do, and you will also be saving the planet by not encouraging airlines to burn all that fuel in the atmosphere. Rant over????