Back from Belize and back to reality. All semester I was anxiously awaiting winter break because I couldn’t contain my excitement about going to Belize with my family. This trip was extra special to me because it was a place that my grandma loved and somewhere she visited quite often. She passed away over the summer and we thought this would be a great trip to remember her by. She was very passionate about traveling and wanted us to experience the world as well. After my grandmother retired as an ophthalmologist, she would spend weeks at a time in Belize exploring, and even providing eye exams to people there who couldn’t afford them. She had seen the world, yet still always seemed to find her way back to Belize, so I thought it must be a pretty special place.
Last year, for Spring Break, my best friend and I decided to stay in Philadelphia for a few days. Both of us had previously visited the city, but we both decided it was a place we wanted to explore further. In order to save money, we decided to use CityPASS, which allows you to access multiple attractions as well as a bus that runs through the city for a discounted price. I recommend looking into these kinds of deals when visiting any major city because you can find some pretty good deals and the bus can be really helpful!
We started our trip by going to the Magic Gardens, which is an art museum and gallery. I highly recommend coming here if you’re in Philadelphia. There’s so much to look at! We walked through the whole thing a few times and I would still love to go back.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with a group of people from my high school and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had! It was the second trip I had been on with EF Tours and was filled with so much adventure. Some of the activities I was a bit nervous to participate in leading up to the trip, but when traveling I always find myself thinking, “When will I ever get the chance to do this again?” and just go for it! I don’t have pictures of everything because I couldn’t carry a camera during some of the more adventurous activities, but I can still show you some of the highlights and tell you about the rest.