One of the inconveniences of living abroad is that it’s a bit difficult to show-off when coming back from holiday with the exotic places you’ve been to. Well, depending a bit where you come from but generally the sentence “I’m going home” sounds less exciting then “I’m going to Australia/Vanuatu/Brazil…”
The advantage of going home and staying with your family is that it’s an all-inclusive hotel for free, including all meals, all drinks, sight-seeing, and of course, seeing parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, siblings and cousins. Though not everybody may consider this aspect as advantage, I definitely do.
Laziness, a lot of sleep, hiking, visiting, good food, and great company are all together one of my preferred ways of spending holidays. Just as a question: Holidays has nothing to do with holy days, right? Though, somehow it would make sense. At least to me.