Summer and Dream Vacations by Audrey McQuillan

St. Augustine writes, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Have you ever dreamed of a perfect summer vacation? Many people have different ideas of a “Dream Vacation.” Some people’s dream vacation is at the beach, while other might be hiking in the mountains. There are many places around the world people have not discovered. Traveling gives one the opportunity to discover, explore, learn and adapt to new cultures. Traveling can also bring people out of their comfort zone, whether it is trying new foods or a new activity.  

The United States has many cool places to visit for vacation, but there are also many different places to visit outside of the United States. Seton High School Sophomore Caroline Rosen explains about her experience in Italy, “Rome has many amazing places to visit. The cathedrals in Rome are beautiful.  If you ever go to Rome, you need to visit the cathedrals and try Italian gelato”.  Italy is just one of many countries one can visit in Europe. Venice, Florence, Siena, Milan, and Pisa are some of the most popular cities tourists visit every year.  

While Italy is known for its beauty, there are also other exciting places to visit in the United States. Florida, also known as the “Sunshine State” is known for its breathtaking beaches. Seton High School Freshmen Carly Ogilvie discusses her favorite things to do in Florida, “My favorite place I have visited is the Florida Keys. In Florida, we swim, kayak, and scuba dive. I love to eat out in Florida where I can order fresh seafood. We go to Florida to have a break from everything to relax and to have some family.” Many people go on vacation to relax; however, others prefer to explore and discover new activities on vacation. There are many different parts of Florida someone could visit. Each place in Florida is its own unique and interesting city. While Orlando Florida is known for Disney World and all its attractions, Naples, Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, hot weather, and massive shopping malls. Depending on what one is looking for in a vacation, will determine where one should spend their vacation.  

Florida is just one of many places someone can explore in the United States. Seton High School Sophomore Molly Kock describes her family’s annual trip to Disney World, “Ever since I was young my whole family has gone on a trip to Disney World. My mom especially loves Disney World and is always looking for cheap flights so we can go and visit for a few days.” Places like Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World can really aid in creating family memories. Disney World is a place for kids and adults of all ages to go and enjoy quality family time. Disney works hard to ensure memorable moments with families and friends.  

Florida, Italy, and Disney are just few of many places where someone can experience a “Dream Vacation”. Whether traveling out of the country or staying in, there are many different places families can experience family quality time.  

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