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  • Travel is a gift.  The experiences that one faces and lives through while traveling, are the most valuable souvenirs one can acquire.  These lessons and treasures can be taken, used, and shared wherever you go. With limited travel experience, the Metro system in Paris was a big deal and a...

  • To prove to you that Ho-Ho-Kus, located in New Jersey, is the best town, let me show you around. First things first, you have to eat breakfast at Matthew’s diner. Matthew’s has delicious choices and there is rarely a wait to get your food. After you finish eating, walk down the street to visit...

  • I woke with a smile on my face and more energy than I could imagine.  It was the summer of my sixteenth year and the first time I had left the United States.  The beauty and richness of Niagara Falls, Canada was right outside my window at the Marriott Hotel.  At night we could see a firework...

  • The summer after my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to visit an alien planet—otherwise known as Europe. Through an organization known as People to People, this unique opportunity provided me with many new career ideas (London nanny, international business executive, and Belgian...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • The object of this particular lengthy trip was, as I was well aware, to see my older brother off at college. My brother who has been my constant companion for all of my 16 years, was starting a new chapter in his life. I stood there with tears pouring down my face, about to give him a hug to last 5...

  • In the grand scheme of things, it was just a forest. They were just trees. It was just another state park, another place where tourists go so they can pose with the giant redwoods, like they had entertainment value.   The reality of the situation was that, as I stood and gazed up in absolute wonder...

  • In today’s society, there remains striking debates on ethnicity, social class and religion.  It was not that long ago blacks were legally separated from whites in the United States and the apartheid regime raged in South Africa.  Immigrants were scrutinized with extreme suspicion and women were...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • “Mitakuye oyasin” which translates to “all my relations”, is a Lakota Sioux term. However the term goes more in depth. It means all my relations with all humans, animals, plants, rocks, forces of nature, and elements. Everything is connected, and nothing exists in isolation. I’ve weaved that idea...

  •          It’s not often that the eighth grade gets a class trip to Las Vegas, especially when the senior class only got a trip to the zoo. So as you can imagine, we, the eighth graders made the most of what we were given, which was a day trip to the Adventure Dome, a theme park located in the great...

  • When I was seventeen years old, I signed up to go on my school's biannual trip to Germany offered through the GAPP (German American Partnership Program) This trip was both unique and life-changing. It was an opportunity to improve my level three high school German and learn more about the culture...

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