It’s the most wonderful time of the year: winter break. It is a great time to relax, spend time with family, celebrate the holidays and to go on fun and unique vacations.
In this school, plenty of students and teachers go away for the break. The most common places are the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica and Mexico, but every so often, there are special ones. “Over the break, I am going to Vermont. It is a tradition my dad has every year, and it is my favorite place to go for the break,” junior Lucas Previti said.
Some students and teachers also go out of the country. “I am going to Lebanon for vacation. My family goes there every few years to visit my dad’s cousins who live there and celebrate the New Year with them. It is always a great time,” junior Andre Khoury said.
During vacations, there are plenty of fun things to do. Skiing and snowboarding are always popular winter activities. “In Vermont, I always go snowboarding. It is my favorite winter sport, and I always feel at relaxed when I do it,” Previti said.
If you are going to migrate to a warmer place during the break, some popular activities include relaxing at the beach or pool, boating, fishing or even barbecuing. “I prefer to go to a warmer climate during winter break because I hate the cold. The Caribbean Islands are my favorite. This year, my family is going to the Dominican Republic,” sophomore Madison Linn said.
People also go away in order to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. “My family goes to Vermont after Christmas with my dad’s best friends and their families to celebrate New Year’s,” Previti said.
Aside from the fun aspects of vacations, the break provides students and teachers time to get some rest and refresh their minds. According to the HuffingtonPost, vacations have beneficial qualities: “Vacations help reduce stress, improve your mental health, and improve relationships. Vacation time also boosts productivity.”
Students and teachers come back feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. “After I get back from vacation, I am always ready to get back to working hard,” Khoury said.