Sam Crankshaw

You’ll probably see a hundred albums with the above title appear on Facebook over the next few weeks. (Why must we always replace the ‘0’ with a ‘k’??) Spring break can be a costly week if you want to get away. Many students go to the Southeast or go home. At Transylvania, however, you can do so much more.

This year, the Transylvania Bike Shop is leading a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park.  According to one of the Bike Shop’s leaders, Luke Gnadinger, “[students] just want somewhere to enjoy nature, bike short and scenic routes everyday, relax, hike if [they] feel like it, cook some food, and kick back.”

What better way to relax from the stresses of school and the busy nature of downtown Lexington than to escape to a park that houses the world’s largest cave? With resources like Mammoth Cave in our own backyard, it is easy to explore without even leaving the state, not to mention the downtown resources. Moreover, we have an “Alternative Spring Break” devoted to service. This year students are traveling to Washington, D.C. While most students our age lay on the beach over break, Transylvania students enjoy and promote nature, humanitarianism, and civic engagement, all while having fun.

Those trips are just two examples of the many diverse and enriching assets that Transylvania possesses. Transy is situated in a downtown and a state with a diverse set of options and rich cultural traditions: art galleries, productions, concerts, hiking, biking, boating, and so much more.

Transylvania may occupy just a few small city blocks, but our students seek enrichment far beyond those boundaries. At Transylvania, you are “through the woods” and placed in an entirely new world.