The magic of the beach can’t be beat


Zohar Nadler, Opinions Columnist

Lets go to the beach!

When I construct my idea of a vacation, three aspects come to mind: sunshine, warmth, and water. Those allow me to relax, appreciate the moment, boost my vitamin D levels and my serotonin levels. For this, if I choose to vacation, it will always be at the beach.

There is a reason Iowans are excited about summer. No shoveling the driveway, no slipping on ice, and no more waiting for your car to warm up. While there are indeed no beaches in Iowa, it’s frequently agreed upon that the sunshine fosters a sense of happiness and relaxation. Sunshine with warm temperatures allows for even more vacation bliss.

Standing on a beach or swimming in the ocean allows one to appreciate the grand Earth and its vastness while soaking in the sweet sunshine. The calming sound of the water makes for a perfect opportunity to read a book, reflect on life, or consciously emulate more gratitude.

A beach symbolizes relaxation, which is the purpose of a vacation. To be certain, there are also great adventures to take on at the beach. You can explore the ocean, play with the sand, soak in the sun, or indulge at a restaurant in a cute nearby beach town.

The calming sound of the ocean combined with sunshine, relaxation, and tremendous views will always lead me to choose a beach vacation over any cold or snow vacation. I am over the snow and its chilling inconveniences. Let’s go to the beach.