Escape reality with your dream vacation


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Everyone has a place where they’d love to go, from the mountains to the beach, or somewhere in between. Many people wait until they have enough money or are in a certain place in their life to go. 

Vacations are fun and a great experience to have with family, friends, or yourself. There are so many places to visit around the world, all of them different from each other. 

Senior Alanna Maldonado has a personal connection to her vacation.

“My dream vacation would be going back to Puerto Rico because I am Puerto Rican, and it’s cool to explore my culture,” Maldonado said. 

Having vacations are important because they help the person relax from their job or something happening in their life.

“I would bring my family and friends because I feel like we should know what our history is about,” Maldonado said.  

Great things can come from vacation. Getting away and not thinking about problems back home or just visiting another place can really help your mind. “Puerto Rico’s a good spot to get away from everything, to explore new things and try new things,” Maldonado said.

Knowing when to plan a vacation can be tricky since you have to make sure it is good for your schedule and a good time to visit that particular location. 

“When I’m done with school I think I should plan a trip to get away from everything,” Maldonado said.

There are places we’d love to go and some we don’t want any part of. Everyone has a different view of the world and how they see it. 

“I would never want to go to Russia because of all the conflicts and wars going on,” Maldonado said. 

Vacations are important to have, relaxing your mind from the world and enjoying yourself.  

“I would go every year, having a set date and knowing what to expect would be nice because you would have time for yourself,” Maldonado said.  

Vacations can go on hold because of life situations and waiting can make you want to go on that vacation more than ever. 

“I think a vacation is much needed not only to go and enjoy yourself but also for your mental health,” Maldonado said. 

Another senior Faith Purdie has a different view on a dream vacation. 

“I would love to go to Scotland and stay in a bed and breakfast,” Purdie said.

Some trips are best taken with people you know, like your family or friends, but sometimes you need to go by yourself and get away from your surroundings.

“I’m going by myself, and I think it works perfectly because I like meeting new people,” Purdie said. 

Planning the perfect time to take a vacation can be difficult because you don’t know where you’ll be at that moment and a lot can happen in that time. 

“I’d say right after college, I think that would be a graduation vacation,” Purdie said.  

The world is a big place and not everyone is welcoming to new people. Lots of things can happen in a different state or country. 

“I wouldn’t want to go to the isolated island called [North Sentinel Island] because the people are not up to today’s dates, and they aren’t very welcoming to new people,” Purdie said.  

Vacations are a great way to escape reality and try new things while having fun with people you know and people you’ve just met.