Today, no one is obliged to rest for once and for all the established scenario. The most obvious achievement of globalization and consumer society is that these scenarios can be chosen for every taste and within almost any budget. However, there are not so many typical options, and the choice is limited to about a dozen meanings and ideologies.
The Algarve, Portugal. Albufeira
Manuel Antonio , Costa Rica
Phuket, Thailand. Cape Panwa Hotel
Amsterdam The Netherland
When a person begins to plan a vacation, he is considered lost to society.
“This is a wonderful hotel, all-inclusive, relaxing to the fullest,” my sister mutters, looking at Turkish photos in the second circle last year. – And in Spain … You know, and most importantly – not very expensive. Do not believe the Crimea is more expensive. Or here Hungary. Also an option – hot springs, Tokay wine …
The sites of tour operators flash on the screen: Thailand, Malta, Montenegro, Italy. Most vacationers choose their usual beach vacation. We, imagining the coveted piece of paradise, have long ago mastered the “Turkish coast”, and if we are tired there, we are still looking for the azure sea with dazzling sand at a reasonable price.
But vacation is something more than just a well-bought tour. Vacation is an opportunity. Bonus This is two weeks of another life, albeit small, but still a chance to break out of the routine, to see, bite, try something that is not in your life, to accomplish what you have long dreamed of, but did not work.
True, to realize this opportunity is so troublesome, expensive, or – what could be there! – just lazy that we postpone it to “sometime afterwards.” We keep Baikal in mind, and we are going back to Turkey. We want to raft on rafahs on a mountain river, but we buy a ticket to Kislovodsk.
And yet the vacation is different. Not only in geography, but also in purpose, content and meaning.
What types of recreation exist and how realistic is it to join them this summer?