Far-Off Fantasies for Midterm Season

Long-gone are the days of students lounging carelessly on Memorial Glade, playing frisbee and counting clouds. Nowadays if you walk across campus you will overhear frantic conversations about how “I have a paper, a presentation, and a midterm all due ton the same day” and find students scurrying to the library to lock themselves away for hours of study. In the midst of this hectic midterm season, here are some awesome distant places you can either mentally transport yourself to or plan to actually visit during breaks or after college!

1. Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy

Live out all your dreams of collecting thingamabobs in your secret grotto just like Ariel in The Little Mermaid by visiting the Blue Grotto in Italy. This a beautiful sea cave flooded with bright blue light which is a reflection of the sea water. Imagine visiting this dazzling, serene cave with a delicious gelato in hand. Once you leave the cave you can also explore the amazing island of Capri as well.


2. Neuschwanstein Castle,Bavaria, Germany

Ever wondered where Walt Disney got his inspiration from for the Sleeping Beauty castle? Well, it’s from this 19th century Romanesque revival castle that is idyllically set in the German country side. You can tour the inside of the castle and the surrounding area, and the drive here through the lush forest is so beautiful that it makes it a trip well worth your while.


3. Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this island is the place to visit if you want to get away from it all. This is Cambodia’s second largest island and is relatively untouched: it only has 4 villages, the interior is almost entirely forested (it has some unworldly waterfalls hidden there), and has miles upon miles of perfect beaches. Relaxing on a resort here with a good book and some coconut milk should be at least somewhere on your bucket list!


So, if you find yourself stressing this midterm season just look up some ideal travel locations and go to your happy place!

-Happy studying and day-dreaming,

Saba Saberi


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