Time to Travel

Jessica Ignozza, Local/National/World News Editor

Being stuck in our homes these past two years has been quite frustrating.  Flights have been canceled because of the rise of covid-19 cases which completely crushed our hopes and dreams of traveling.  However, the new year of 2022 has just begun, bringing with it more opportunities to travel.  So, this year we will make it a priority to visit some of the most adventurous places in the United States and the world!

Paris, France: the city of love!  If you are looking to munch on a warm chocolate chip croissant while sitting on top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris is the place to be.   The Eiffel Tower has three levels people can access by an elevator.  The very top level is where you will be able to have a perfect view of the city.  It does not matter whether you go during the day or at night, the view will look stunning either way.  If breakfast at the top of the Eiffel Tower does not float your boat, taking a cruise on the Seine River will.  This famous river stretches 485 miles across France.  Attending a cruise on this river is one of the best ways to experience both northern and southern France.  There are also plenty of parks and outdoor recreation to enjoy and bask in the scenery.

If traveling across the country is not something you have time for this year, taking a trip to New York City will make up for it.  NYC is known for its hectic streets, colorful billboards, and most importantly food.  If looking for a bite to eat, do not hesitate to stop by Rupert Jee’s Hello Deli.  They make one of the best sandwiches anyone could ask for!  You could also visit the Stardust Diner located on 51st Street in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York.  The waiters and waitresses entertain their customers by singing and dancing. 

In addition, visiting Times Square is a must—the bright and vibrant lights on each billboard make it difficult for one not to see.  You cannot miss stopping by the Empire State building.  This widely known building stands at 1,454 feet tall, making it one of the tallest structures in the nation.  The top view is outstanding but beware of the large gusts of wind.

Even though these past two years have not been anything we could have imagined, we are finally able to experience some normalcy with traveling.