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Main kinds of travel Americans enjoy • Day trips usually close to home, in-state • Weekend Getaways sometimes by plane/mainly by car • Sightseeing usually fly somewhere and rent a car or join a tour group • Vacation by plane or car
Day trips • Usually driving 2-3 hours, maximum • Typically stay in-state • Sometimes for shopping [Ikea/Pittsburgh] • Day-trips from Columbus: • Amish Country • Cleveland • Cincinnati
Weekend getaways • If by car: Indianapolis Chicago Pittsburgh Hocking Hills • If by plane: Chicago New York City Boston Las Vegas Washington, DC
Sightseeing • Common trips from Columbus • Niagara Falls • Great Smoky Mountains • Great Lakes • US National Parks (www.nps.gov) • Grand Canyon • Yellowstone • Mt. Rushmore • Yosemite • Rocky Mountain National Park
Great Smoky Mountains http://www.nps.gov/grsm/
Vacation • Two main kinds of vacations: • Beach Vacation • Ski Vacation • Disney World • If leaving the country: • European Vacation • Cruise Vacation
Disney World • Most typical first “big” vacation for small children and new families. • Adults go there too though… • Magic Kingdom is the most famous…EPCOT features many countries. • www.disneyworld.com
Ski Vacation • Local • Mad River Mountain • www.skimadriver.com • Snow Trails Ski Resort • www.snowtrails.com • Distant • Boyne Mountain [MI] • Seven Springs [WV] • New England • Vermont • Maine • West • Colorado • Utah
Indoor Water Parks Great for kids!! • A new sort of adventure • Several in Ohio • Fort Rapids [Columbus!!] • Kalahari • Castaway Bay • Great Wolf Lodge • Complete list of Ohio indoor water parks
Presentation Assignment • Plan a trip 1) Introduce the destination 2) Explain goals of the trip 3) Describe the logistics and time-frame Each student will give a 3-4 minute presentation about an actual trip you want to take. Afterward, I can help you plan it.