The popular piece of folk wisdom “All work and no play make Jack a very dull boy” is a very wise piece of advice. Life can be compared to a playground where there is a lot of activity; sometimes people just want to stop playing for a little while and watch from the side lines. A vacation is very much like taking a break from your routine activities to regroup, recuperate or just chill for a while. This being the case, everyone needs a holiday yet people’s expectations of such a break from everyday life can vary: while for some an ideal holiday means an adrenaline rush for others it means peace and quiet.
First developmental paragraph: the adrenaline rush
Who: sports junkies, people who lead sedentary lives through no choice of their own
What kind of holiday: bungee jumping, mountain climbing, trekking, diving, surfing and the like
Purpose: to get their hearts racing
Why: their regular life is routine, dull or dreary
Conclusion: they wish to come alive on holiday
Second developmental paragraph: peace and quiet
Who: anyone who gets seriously tired and works long hours, manual workers, computer techs, businessmen and the like
What kind of holiday: a beach holiday with books and IPods, evening strolls, a comfortable hotel, and the like
Purpose: to rest physically and mentally
Why: their regular routine is exhausting
Conclusion: they wish to wind down
To sum up, there are all sorts of holiday makers but one thing they have in common is that they all want a change from their daily routines, whatever they are. There is nothing like monotony to destroy the spirit and let’s face it, most of us have dug ourselves into a rut for one reason or another. Denying ourselves the chance of a change would be most unwise on all sorts of levels.