I guess it is only natural that if I write about travel, one or both boys will start writing about travel. Here is a sample of some 6th grade travel writing. The topic is big, the advice quite specific. Pack your bags and go.
“If you want a great vacation, come to the West. You could watch a Seahawks game, or go to the most popular national park, Yosemite. You can also go to Yellowstone National Park. The Seattle Space Needle and the Golden Gate Bridge are some cool landmarks to visit. You could also go skiing or hiking in Utah or Colorado. You can surf in California, or just relax on the beach. Another great place to go is Disneyland.
The West is a great place to visit.”
I couldn’t agree more. Go West, Young Man. Go West.
When You Go….
Apparently my son is not the only one who thinks you should vacation in the West this summer. For more information visit one of these websites.
About.com’s Interactive Travel Map of the Western United States. Click on a state, then click on a town. You’ll be taken to a list of attractions, activities and links to other websites, such as National Parks.
Western US Visitor has a list of destinations divided by state, including Hawaii. Click on a town or attraction and you’ll be taken to an article about that area.
Finally, Hubpages has a site entitled “Six Must See Travel Spots in the Western United States.” This article draws on the example of many European travelers who rent RVs, camp, and drive across the Western states, taking in the best of the best the West has to offer. In actuality, this site offers excellent information on many more than six destinations including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Antelope Slot Canyon, Escalante Canyon, Zion National Park, St. George, Utah, Las Vegas and Disneyland.
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