Up, Up, & Away!

TravelI love traveling because I think it’s so much fun. You always see new things, meet new people, and experience things. My parents are Dominican, so I visit the Dominican Republic about once a year, and at least every two years. Even though I have been to the same place about ten times, I can honestly say that I get excited every time I go. Every visit to the Dominican Republic is unique. I always go to a different beach or a different pool, hang out at different places, do different things, and meet new people (even if they always lived next door to where I stay). I think that traveling provides everyone with great experiences. A couple of years ago I went to Aruba and had a blast. I think that everyone needs a vacation, especially in the summer time because the school year is often stressful and during vacations we get to relax. Even though I am going to the Dominican Republic because of family stuff, I am definitely going to try to make the best of it, and I am sure my family over there is going to help me have a good time.

Before you travel out of the country, be sure to talk with your health care provider to find out if you need to get special shots to protect yourself from certain diseases. Many experts will recommend drinking bottled water if you are traveling to underdeveloped countries because water supplies can be contaminated. To be safe, it’s best to eat fruits that have a peel, such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, and coconuts, and to avoid eating uncooked meat. Also since the excitement of traveling may leave you run down, be sure to get plenty of rest before you go. To those of you traveling have fun, and stay safe. If you are not traveling, you can still have fun here by hanging out with friends, going to the beach, amusement parks, etc.