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  • It was a sunny day in Florida, and a friend and I were travelling to St. Augustine, A historical town with a great pier to fish off of. While the rain suddenly swooped in from no where and drenched us to our cores- we remained ardent in our hunger for a prized shark. As the day rolled on and the...

  • Getting the chance to travel the world is a pretty rare one, so two years ago, when my sister and I got the opportunity to travel across the entire continent of Europe, we readily took it.  Although my parents were unable to join us for the trip, as it was a school sponsored one, our older...

  •       In July of 2011, my family decided to travel south to the Dominican Republic for the summer. I was the only member who did not want to go since I wanted to go to Italy instead.  However, I was overruled and forced to go on this “family bonding trip.” After we landed in the Dominican...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I stood, gazing about me in wonder as I absorbed the narrow streets and peered into the shadowed dwellings of a civilization long gone.  Prior to this vacation, I never would have dreamed that a piece of history as rich as Ostia Antica could have survived the ruin that time so often brings.   ...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • I got to visit five different countries this summer, but Germany was my absolute favorite! I had so much fun and learned a lot of German culture. My trip started in Germany's bustling city of Frankfurt. After a quick trip through customs, we found ourselves headed to the center of town, where...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • A few years back, my family went to Arizona and experienced one of the best vacations ever.  Our itinerary consisted of a ten-day trek that began in Phoenix and included destinations in Sedona, Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.  As we left the airport in...

  • I call Deland, Florida my home; my community; my final destination. Deland is a small, friendly town of about 20,000 people and is located just thirty minutes from the famous Daytona Beach. It is also centrally placed between the two large cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Deland has much to...

    Tags: Florida, Heritage, USA
  • Another Palm Springs             This summer a group of us from our local church tried something completely different than your average summer vacation. What do you envision when you think of summer vacation?  Possibly going camping with the family, or traveling to a large city and site seeing?...

  • Four years ago, in July of 2007, right after I turned 13, my family and I drove up the east coast of the United States and back down it again.  We traveled from Chesapeake, VA to Boston, from Boston to Maine, from Maine to New York, and then from New York back to Chesapeake.  We visited exciting...

  • In the summer of 2009 I found myself caught up in a whirlwind of adventure—the trip of a lifetime! Every two years, an organization called Nebraska Ambassadors of Music takes high school band, choir, and orchestra members on a trip to Europe to perform all across the continent over the course of...

    Tags: Europe

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