I'm not terribly fond of vacations either, but mostly because things tend to go badly when we go away and it is very difficult to find someone to look after our acreage. During summer, if we go away, I miss out on some of the nicest riding weather of the year, and we don't get a lot of it.
Two years ago, our house was broken into while we were on vacation during spring break. Luckily the animals were all OK, but it was pretty stressful finding out thugs had taken many of our valuables.
Later in the summer we sent away and sent the dogs to a kennel and our then 3 horses to a stable. In the second day we were gone, our mare got a serious cut on her coronet that meant stall rest and daily bandages for nearly 3 months. Later, in the same vacation, we got a call from the kennel and the dogs both came down with kennel cough. My boxer ended up with a lung infection. Fortunately, everyone got better, but the vet bills alone doubled the cost of our vacation, not to mention worrying about the animals while we were gone.
The next spring break trip, we were only gone for a few days. While we were away, one of our cats got stepped on by one of the horses. We weren't home 15 minutes and we were going to the emergency vet clinic to have the cat out down.
This last summer, we were set to go on vacation and my boxer developed an eye ulcer that required the vet to monitor his eye about twice a week (in case surgery was needed), and he had to be on painkillers, plus antibiotic drops 4 x each day. Needless to say, we didn't go away. We did get to enjoy some holiday time at home where we were able to ride often and spend a ton of time with the horses.