By now, it's a well-known fact that millennials see the value that travel and vacation time add to their lives. This significant segment of the population—born between 1981 and 1996—places a high priority on a healthy work-life balance. There are many reasons why making time for travel and new experiences away from the daily grind and familiar haunts is an intrinsic part of the millennial lifestyle.

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01They Were Bitten by the Travel Bug Early

Millennials were raised by Baby Boomers and Gen Xers—two generations that span more than three decades after 1946. Annual family vacations were a mainstay for many of them. Even if it was only a yearly pilgrimage to visit their grandparents, many millennials grew up experiencing this vacation ritual. Whether the trip was by car, bus, RV, plane, or train, travel was a part of their upbringing. As children, they loved, hated or tolerated these annual treks. As adults, these millennials have sought to replicate those family getaways with more desirable trips they dreamt of while they were sandwiched in with the luggage in the back of the family SUV.

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