The Benefits of a Friendcation

Friendcation: a getaway with your best friends where you create memories, adventure together and smile from ear to ear. Usually, this getaway is in Breckenridge, but sometimes friendcations occur at one of our partner resorts around the globe.

Given the rapid pace of the world we live in today, it’s easy to find an excuse to postpone or skip your annual vacation. We encourage you to not only find time, but make time to vacation with your friends. In fact, we believe in it so much that we even created a word for it: Friendcation.

Why do people enjoy friendcations so much? Because they’re built upon a choice to spend time with those that bring the most joy to your life. Who wouldn’t like that?

Plus, the benefits of health and quality of life that inevitably ensue from a friendcation will no doubt prolong lifespans and overall happiness.

Create Memories


“The best thing about memories is making them.”

Instead of spending money on items, spend it creating memories with your friends. Vacations get you out of your everyday routine and allow you to spend quality time on leisurely activities and experience new things. Our favorite activities for a friendcation? Skiing, dining out, mountain biking, or relaxing at the pool with your best friends by your side. Creating memories together helps us to feel more connected—it fosters a sense of belonging and provides the opportunity for you and your friends to create stories to reminisce about for years to come.

Improve Your Health

Friends Are Good For Your Health

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself” – Matthew Karsten

There are plenty of activities you can do with friends while on vacation to improve your mental health, including spa treatments, sleeping in, relaxing by the pool or exploring outside in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery.

Studies show that vacationing with friends has positive effects on your physical health, as well. Research concludes that connecting deeply with others can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. And when these are lowered, your chances of disease are lowered as well. So, are you jumping to book that friendcation yet? You might say it’s “doctor’s orders.”

Improve Productivity

“Travel stretches your brain and generates ideas.”

Have you noticed that as people grow apart (both in age and in distance), the harder it is to keep up with your friends’ lives? Now, what if you chose to travel with your loved ones and were able to rekindle that friendship? When you spend time with friends (especially while on vacation) you’re able to ignite new and fun ideas in your brain, expanding your typical frame of reference. When you return home, you’ll feel refreshed motivated, more productive, efficient and more willing to try new things!

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, its who you have beside you.

Friendcations are good for the soul and good for you. With the Friends & Family Rewards Program, you can capitalize on a better life, a better you and better relationships. Share Breckenridge with your friends today because after all, Breckenridge is better together!

Share Breckenridge with your friends and family.

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