Winter Break in New York!


This week has been intense. I was reminded again that time management is definitely not my forte when it comes to studying for exams, but to top it off, Rachel and I decided to spend our weekend in New York!

One of the unavoidable characteristics of Hope College’s spring semester is the snow. There’s enough snow in our lives here that I would not be surprised to wake up in snow. As beautiful as it can be, it’s also dreadfully suffocating, and has been the motivator for us to fly away to New York.

Therefore, today’s blog post is dedicated to travel.

Hope College is 45 minutes away from Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) that has domestic connections to larger hubs such as O’Hare (ORD), St. Paul in Minneapolis (MSP), or Detroit (DTW).

Don’t have a car? NO WORRIES!

Hope has a variety of services to help students get to GRR on time. Hope College’s transportation services are always easy to reach and are super helpful for booking a time for you to travel to the airport with their shuttle, a quick call and you will be good to go.

Hope College transportation services information can be found here.

If you do have a car, you can always park it overnight at GRR, but mind you, flying out of GRR is always a little bit more expensive. For the frugal student, I highly recommend booking tickets from ORD or DTW directly to Dulles or wherever you are going, it can save you $300 a ticket if you have a car. The 2-hour drive will cost you about 20 bucks and the 17-dollar per night fee for parking at ORD beats the 300 dollar extra cost.

I recommend every student at Hope to travel as much as they can. As beautiful and relaxing as Western Michigan can be, it’s always refreshing to explore the world and imbibe your minds with new adventures. Here are some of our adventures from this weekend!

Time Square was breathtaking!
Artist rendition of us!
Fantastic Les Miserables showing at the Imperial Theatre 
Chicken bones from diseased soldiers who fought in WWII at New York’s oldest Bar. Lincoln used to hang out here!
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Published by Forrest VanderBorgh

I am a senior at Hope College with a major is Psychology. I was born in California, but I grew up in Korea and the Netherlands most of my life. I love to travel and experience the beauty our world has to offer us.

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