Business View asked a variety of executives, “What are your holiday plans this year – Staycay or Vacay?”

July 8, 2022

Earl Good, President/Managing Director of Retech Systems, Buffalo, NY:

“Vacay! To me, it’s important to go out and have a different experience outside the house. We’ve been home enough. Last year, my wife and I had a nice trip to Montana, Wyoming, and the two Dakotas. This year, we’ve already been to Charleston and Savannah, hope to get to Oregon. We take advantage of opportunities to get away and plan to continue that in the years to come.”


Gabriel Hanafin, Interim Director at Quincy Regional Airport, Adams County, Illinois:

“I would go away for a vacation. I’m a roadtripper, I love to drive domestically. Unlike many people, I’m not a big fan of beaches so you won’t find me going on a getaway to a sunny beach resort anytime soon. But I do like the mountains, hiking… I love kayaking and boating, all things like that.”


Tasha Jamaluddin, Managing Director of Epcon Industrial Systems, The Woodlands, Texas:

“Vacay, for sure! I think there’s been enough staycay for the past two years… I’ve out-watched everything on Netflix. 😊  I know it’s a big trip, but I’m just dying to go to Japan, that’s been high on my list. Fingers crossed I can get there!”


Mike Lee, Dealer Principal of Bristol Honda, Bristol, Tennessee:

“VACAY! 100 %. I’ve got two young daughters who are turning two and four this year and my oldest always says, “Daddy, I want to go to Disneyworld.” So, we’re definitely wanting to do that. It’s challenging travelling with little ones to begin with, but with COVID, it was a no go for sure. And now that things seem to be getting better, Disneyworld awaits!”


Alex Linebrink, CEO & Co-founder of Passage, Detroit, Michigan:

“Ohhh… vacay! I want to get out of the house, but probably not that far away. I think my fiancée and I are going to take a trek up to northern Michigan. And we’ve got another trip that we might end up taking to the Smoky Mountains. I’m definitely feeling a little cooped up and want to get out, for sure.”


Jeff Beckmann, CFO of LRS Healthcare, Omaha, Nebraska:

“We haven’t done anything for the last two years, so this summer I am planning on doing a little vacation. My wife and I have an Airbnb booked out in a kind of remote area of Nevada – just spending some time, getting away. Leaving the kids with the grandparents and we’re going to go and relax for a little bit.”

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