The Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks are just around the corner, which means that airports, train stations and bus depots will be ﬁlled with holiday travelers. If you are on a budget, as most students are, here are some great tips that will enable even the pennypinched to vacation in style.One of the best online travel sites is www.startravel.com. This sight is speciﬁcally targeted toward college students. They offer discounts on ﬂights, hotels and car rentals and provide information about travel insurance and travel gear. Some of the best places to go during the fall and winter are ski resorts. Now if you do not want to travel too far, the east coast has a number of great ski locations to choose from. Killington,
Vt. offers wonderful skiing as well as a wide variety of lodging options and is only a car ride away.
Another great ski resort on the east coast is Sugarloaf Resort in Maine. This is going to be a longer car or bus ride, so taking a plane could be an option. Sugarloaf offers great deals for college students and there are always discount hotels to be found in the quaint mountain town.
Now, if staying close to home is not your idea of a vacation ,then taking a short plane ride out west might be the best choice. Four hours on a plane
can take you to some of the best skiing in the world. Park City, Utah has a bunch of great resorts, including Robert Redfordʼs mountain, Sundance. This destination is different from the average resort. The trails are less manicured, the sphere is much friendlier and if you are lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of The Sundance Kid himself.
If you are looking for a heavenly vacation spot, then try Heavenly Valley in Lake Tahoe. Heavenly offers great holiday packages for all price ranges. The resort also offers snowboarding, tubing and entertaining
Some people would rather be warm in the winter than cold, so heading south is a popular option. Apple Vacations offers a wide variety of travel options to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Almost all the resorts associated with Apple Vacations are all inclusive, which means that you
pay one price and everything is included. The site www.applevacations. com is the best place to research and book a trip.
Some students can not afford to travel to extravagant places like Tahoe or the Caribbean; if this is your case there is plenty to do in the state of Pennsylvania. We are just a few hours away from mountains like Camelback and Jack Frost which are great ski destinations for a day trip.
Again, if skiing is not your favorite activity there are a number of concerts to see and a tripto the Philadelphia Art Museumor Eastern StatePenitenti ary is
always a fun outing.
Remember that vacation time is fast approaching, so making reservationsnow is the best idea. Do not be afraid to do someextensive
resea rch on the best airline and hotel prices.Web sites like www.expedia.com and www.hotwire.com offer discount airfar e and hotel accommodations.
In the end, a break from school is the best opportunityto travel andprepare for the upcoming semester.