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Favorite Holiday Break Vacations

Haley Kurisky
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Siblings Amy, David, Jenny and Joe Fox on a family vacation to the British Virgin Islands.

The holiday season is upon us. With that comes shopping, family, stress, happiness, food and reflection. And did I mention vacation? I interviewed some Buzz residents about their favorite trips they’ve taken for past holiday breaks. Use their words as inspiration for planning future trips, and comment below to share your favorite holiday vacations. 

Atlantis, Bahamas
This is one of my personal favorite destinations. Atlantis is a big resort located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This is the place you’ve seen on TV with the water slide that goes through the shark tank. Trust me when I say it is just as thrilling as it seems. Atlantis is not an all-inclusive resort, but it’s a wonderful place with a fun “lazy” river, dozens of water slides, a beautiful beach, great restaurants, a casino for those of age, and tons of daily activities for all ages. 

British Virgin Islands
Amy Fox, a senior at Rice and a resident of the Memorial area, picked the BVI as one of her favorite trips over Christmas break. She and her family stayed on a boat while they were there, sailing around and snorkeling wherever they wanted. She says she enjoyed not having internet and having to “actually be present and not get pulled into the void of our phones or computers.” If you are interested in going to the BVI, Amy suggests staying on a boat and watching the sunset every night with your family. 

NYC
If it’s going to get cold, you might as well embrace it, right? New York City is such a magical place to celebrate the holidays. Sarah Seong, a junior at Texas A&M and graduate of Memorial High School, says that New York City is hands-down her favorite destination. “It’s a lively place to be and it’s fun seeing places where movies were shot.” Sarah reminded me that the Christmas movie Elf was shot in NYC. If you go, you can check out places from the movie! 

Steamboat, Colorado
Ellie Smith, a junior at Texas Tech University and a graduate of Memorial High School, noted Steamboat as one of her favorite holiday destination spots. “The mountain is so pretty and the skiing is awesome.” Ellie cited the nice small-town atmosphere and great restaurants that make Steamboat a charming destination city for the holidays. 

Stay tuned for my next article regarding things to do in Houston if you’ve decided to stick around for the holidays. Happy Holidays!

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