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  • Most high schoolers travel to foreign countries to explore, relax, and enjoy themselves while seeing the country. Yet, the trip I began on June 8th was about soaking in as much information on German horseback riding as possible, and ending as more of a soul search than anything else. Sitting on the...

  • It was 6:30 am, four days after the date of my sixteenth birthday and I was approaching my destiny, the driving test. As I walked to the crimson red 2007 Kia Sportage I would be driving, I took a moment to breathe, calm my senses, and desperately try to lower my heart rate so I could hear myself...

  •    For the longest time during my childhood, my favorite book was “Nature’s World of Wonders,” from the National Geographic. My favorite picture in it was a two-page spread of the Grand Canyon at sunset. It captured my heart and my imagination, and I wished with all my heart to go there someday...

  • In July of 2007, my family and family friends traveled all the way from Florida to Italy for two long weeks.  For our first ten days in Italy we were on a guided tour with groups of other families that took us to all of the very popular tourist spots in Italy.  For the rest of our trip we...

  • If you’ve ever been the victim of a relative with a travel trivia book, chances are you’ve had to answer the query, “Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?” For me, that question has always brought a host of fond memories. While I’ve enjoyed every trip I’ve taken as the daughter of a pair of...

  • When my parents asked me whether I wanted a quinciñera for my birthday, I thought of crowded rooms and big gowns and quickly asked: “What if, instead of spending money on just another party you send me to Australia and New Zealand?” I explained to them that the trip was a part of a program called...

    Tags: Pacific
  • When I found out that I could go on a rare life time experience trip to Spain with a group of class mates, I was nail bitten excited. I told my mom about it right away and she thought that it would be a great experience if I went. Leading up to the day, our group would gather for meetings to plan...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • Last summer, before my Junior year of high school, my father, sister and I had decided to take a trip. As it turns out, our plans fell through. To understand why this was, you'd have to know that my parents are divorced, and I'd be lying if I didn't say there was a void between my father, sister...

  •   I’m a sidekick using, computer abusing, shopping is so soothing kind of girl. So when my father asked me if I wanted to take a road trip with him down to Prairie, Alabama for a family reunion I must have been half sleep. There was no way; I mean absolutely no way, that I’d ever agree to do that....

  • The ONLY reason I’m going is to visit my best friend at college, I told myself. Why else would I spend my senior year spring break sitting in a car for 12 hours with people I don’t even know? I don’t even have to socialize with my best friend’s mom, little brother, grandmother, and mom’s...

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