By Hannah Butera & Nicole King
As much as some of us love staying home for the holidays, others are drawn to set sail to new, fun-filled destinations. Vacations are a time to live stress free, try new things, and most of all, to have fun. Several students have shared with us the details of their captivating winter break vacations:
Senior, Hunter Forsyth, shredded the waves of Punta Cana during his five day stay at the Hard Rock hotel. Forsyth loved having a luxurious jacuzzi placed in the center of his hotel room. In addition, Punta Cana offered both of Forsyth’s favorite hobbies, golfing and surfing. Forsyth experienced an astonishing adrenaline rush when surfing Punta Cana’s monstrous waves. While this was Forsyth's first time visiting, he is eager to return in the future.
Senior, Nick Scaldara, traveled to the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah. It is here that he resided in an exquisite mountain house, overlooking the peaks of the vast mountains and the surrounding ski resort. Nick and his family travel to Park City annually, to ski and snowboard on the cutting-edge slopes that their ski resort offers!
Sophomore, Martayn Van de Wall, traveled to the turquoise waters of Costa Rica. His five day vacation with his family consisted of them inquiring into the depths of the crystal clear water that is filled with hundred of sea animals. Along with this activity, his family trudged up the Arenal Volcano to zip line across the luxurious island!
Junior, Maggie Johnson, shared with us her fun, family-oriented trip to Buck Hill Falls in northeastern Pennsylvania. Buck Hill is a private community in the Pocono Mountains, surrounded by dazzling waterfalls and admirable views of nature. With family residing in Buck Hill, Johnson visits often. Beautiful nature hikes to the breathtaking waterfalls and ice skating at the nearby rink are Maggie's favorite activities that Buck Hill has to offer.
Senior, Emma Buch, ventured to the white, sandy beaches of the Bahamas for a winter break of a lifetime. Emma and her family resided at the Atlantis resort, one of the Bahama’s most popular vacation spots. From snorkeling, to massive waterslides, to swimming with sharks, Atlantis has it all! Emma particularly liked snorkeling, because she was able to get GoPro footage of the vividly colorful life under the sea.