• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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Spring Break?!

Well ladies and gents, a hint of spring is in the air and all of us are looking forward on our calendars to the much-needed week of spring break lying ahead.  Some of us will be stuck in Duluth due to jobs or other important commitments, while some of us will be heading out on a vacation to escape for a few days.  Have you made plans for it yet?  If not, this is your lucky day, because I have some ideas and deals for your spring break that may come in handy.

*If you are in search of an all-out spring break vacation to a faraway, warm, and tropical place, there are several options for discounted travel and hotel packages.  Many sites specialize in offering these deals to students at the smallest cost, and the prices actually get less with the greater number of people who book together.  This year’s spring break hot spots include Panama City, Cancun, and Acupulco.  Websites to check out for these discounts are listed below

www.sunsplashtours.com    www.springbreakdirect.com   www.ststravel.com

*For the outdoors lovers, think about making plans to take a hiking or canoeing trip with a group of friends.  This could be somewhere nearby (like northern MN) or even somewhere outside the state like the Appalachians. 

*Love shopping?  If so, think about getting together a group of your closest friends and taking time to gain some much needed “retail therapy.”  To get out of the state and experience some new surroundings, take a trip to New York or Chicago and walk around the shops and nightlife.  If you are a little more strapped for cash but still want the shopping scene, trek down to the Mall of America in the Twin Cities and take a day to peruse the stores.  Never gets old.

*Enjoy history or politics?  Travel to national landmarks, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Rushmore, or Civil War battle sites.  This could serve as a great way to brush up on your knowledge of the events while still getting out of town and having some fun!

Prefer to stick close to home over spring break?  No problem!  If you still want the feeling of a vacation away:

 *Rent out a hotel room nearby with a pool, hot tub, and sauna.  Bring a sweetie or some of your closest friends and spend some quality time hanging out and relaxing.  Later on, watch a movie, order pizza, and make some beverages and you are good to go! 

*Treat yourself.  Spend a day at a local spa or salon and get the works: hair, nails, pedicure, massage.  It might just make your week.

*Go out on the town.  Take some close friends and dress up for a special night out.  Go to a classy dinner, go out dancing, or hit up some upscale bars.  No rules on this night!


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