In a new poll, 70% of people say they look forward all year to spending the holidays with their loved ones . . . and 67% say it’s the “highlight of their year.” But yet, if people were given the option of scrapping their traditional Christmas plan for a relaxing vacation . . . 61% of people would. The trip could still be a family vacation . . . so it isn’t just about abandoning extended family and friends . . . it’s more about dodging the usual stresses of the holiday season, and celebrating in a fresh, new way. Of course, the grass isn’t always greener, and not just because it’s winter. Vacations usually involve travel itineraries, crowds, and navigating unfamiliar areas . . . things that bring their own kind of stresses.