“Boston Trip” by Kiera Kavaky

April 17, 2019.

During Spring Break of the next school year, a wonderful opportunity will be taking place. Mrs. Barcarolo, an English teacher right here at Palmetto is organizing a trip to “Historic Boston.” This voyage will be lasting four days in March of 2020. An average adventure to this glorious destination would cost around $3,100. However, as of now, the trip is a bargain deal at costing only $1900 to take part.

Yes, that is still on an expensive side of things, yet luckily, round trip airfare, safe hotel rooms, transportation, food, security, and a protection plan are some of the many advantages provided. According to Mrs. Barcarolo: “All you have to bring money for is some souvenirs and extra snacks because the flight, food, and hotels- which are very nice- are paid for.”

During this once in a lifetime visit, students will see a walking tour of Boston, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, Harvard Square, Authors Row, Lexington Battle Ground, and so much more. Breakfast is given buffet style, while for lunch, students are given 10 dollars cash to buy what they want. Then, dinner is always somewhere new, for instance: the Quincy Market.

Like this Boston experience, the trip taken this Spring Break was to New York. It was a group of 14 students, yet those 14 students had the time of their lives. “I will never forget how wonderful I felt when our plane landed. I learned so much about myself and for that I am grateful.” Stated a student traveler.

More so, there are Protection Plans provided. The Anytime Protection Plan allows tour interruption coverage, baggage and property coverage, and flight delay coverage. While the Travel Protection Plan includes the same benefits.

When signing up, you start with a $95 deposit, and from there you have the option of paying $91 weekly, $181 monthly, or $1902 in full. In order to sign up or receive more information, it is helpful to speak to Mrs. Barcarolo in room 814.

“Students stepped out of their comfort zones. Friendships were strengthened as they experienced this event together.” Stated a teacher involved with these events. This trip is a way of offering students a chance to learn and grow as people, give them the opportunity to leave Naples, and to teach responsibility, confidence, and maturity.