December Vacation Destinations

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This poll shows that the majority of students at Staples are staying home during December break. |Graphic by Emily Goldberg '12

This poll shows that the majority of students at Staples are staying home during December break.  |Graphic by Emily Goldberg '12
This poll shows that the majority of students at Staples are staying home during December break. |Graphic by Emily Goldberg '12

Emily Goldberg ‘12
Web Sports Editor

With December break around the corner, Staples students are not only preparing for various holiday festivities, but some are also preparing for long car, plane, and train rides to various places around the globe.

            Shira Clement ’12 is getting ready to jet off to St. Thomas in the Caribbean. “I can’t wait to be on the beach in the warm weather, I hate the cold,” said Clement.  A handful of other lucky students are packing their bathing suits and shorts, and spending their winter vacation in Florida, the Caribbean, and other warm climates where they will perhaps swim, snorkel, and come back with a tan to prove it.

            However not all students will be spending the week on a tropical beach. Many are embracing the winter season and taking ski trips with family and friends. Aiden McConnell ’12 is packing up his ski gear and heading out west to Salt Lake City, “I’m very excited, skiing is my favorite part of winter,” said McConnell.

Others are going north to ski mountains in Vermont or Massachusetts. “I’m going to Okemo with my friends for a few days,” said Emily Levinson ’11.  Shelby Schulman ’12 is looking forward to a weekend at Jiminy Peak Mountain in Massachusetts.

            When it comes to vacation, there is also the element of surprise. “My family doesn’t tell me anything. They make where we are going a surprise until the last minute,” said Ryan Gilland ’13. 

            However, those staying home will be happy to know that they are not alone. 44% of students will be enjoying their week off from the comfort of their own home.

There will be a lot to do in Westport and places nearby during break.

Some students are planning small day trips into the city or to visit family. Dan Woog will be staying in Westport over vacation. “I like staying in Westport because I get to the chance to see people I seldom see,” said Woog.

Others are staying home to be with family members. “We’re not going anywhere over break because my sister is coming home from college,” said Dean Hefnawy ’12.

No matter where you are over break, it is sure to be an enjoyable vacation, and we’ll see you in 2010!