By Lewis Feingold
I think the number 1 tip for any camp travelling is not to panic and to know that there will always be people to travel with and places to go. You don’t want to be committed to an internal flight if it turns out all your new friends have decided to travel somewhere else after camp. Once you know where and when your camp friends can travel with you and host you, it’s good to know that internal flights in America are relatively cheap and can be booked at short notice. Our journey took us from Maine to Boston, Miami, New York, Washington, back to New York then back to England.
Let’s begin with Boston; it’s truly great, of course it is less concrete jungle and a bit more charismatic than New York. Go see the Red Sox! Post-camp is baseball season and it was tons of fun – they even have kosher hot dogs at Fenway Park (the stadium). Of course, this can also be done in New York with the Yankees. It’s a good idea to take advantage of sporting events. We also took the duck boat tour of Boston which was a fun throwback experience and I would definitely recommend that.
Next was Miami, which was fantastic. Best bits are the weather and the beach. It’s a relaxed location to just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy, which is perfect after a crazy summer at camp. In case the beach gets too boring – Sawgrass Mall is great for outlet shopping and the Everglades National Park is nearby.
New York needs no introduction – it’s a must-see. Anyone travelling the East Coast will most likely go here at some point. It offers good food, classic tourist sites and a beautiful green space in the form of Central Park. It’s also a really good place to try and meet up with friends travelling from other camps, as everyone is likely to go there at some point. Also, you can’t leave New York with going up one of the skyscrapers – I recommend the Rockefeller Center. You get the views and still see the empire state building!