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  •                I should have known that my trip to Las Vegas last summer would be out of the ordinary when one of the first things my uncle said upon taking us to the infamous ‘welcome’ sign was, “They probably don’t want you to know this, but a guy killed himself here yesterday. It looks like...

  • The summer after my sophomore year in high school, I flew halfway around the world and landed in the middle of a perfectly cloudless day in Zurich, Switzerland. It was my first summer away from my parents, the first time I remember leaving the U.S., and all I had to go on was a picture of the two...

    Tags: Europe
  • The following story, as unbelievable as it may seem, is entirely true. During the summer of 2006, my family and I embarked on a cross country trip. We left wonderful Tampa, Florida for fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This was supposed to be a nice family vacation, but unfortunately what played out...

  • It was my second time visiting Israel, the land of my forefathers, yet inside I was still anxious about going. The constant tension between the different cultures made me uneasy. The logical part of my mind kept telling me that everything would be okay. But the skeptical side of me always had to...

    Tags: Africa
  • I have been instructed to write a travel blog concerning the community I live in or with which I identify. Well, you stumped me; the community I live in is, in fact, not the community with which I identify. In the summer of 2012, I stepped on the ground of Ireland: the land of my ancestors. Their...

    Tags: Europe, Ireland
  •   Recently, my family and I took a trip to New York City. This was not our first visit to New York City. In fact, it was our eighth. The first few trips were focused on seeing the sights: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building. The most recent trips have been focused on...

  • Almost any person that travels outside the United States becomes a little frightened when traveling outside of their native country. In my case, I traveled to Colombia, a Republic in South America that has struggled for many years with national security due to the FARC (A Colombian terrorist group...

  • Imagine taking in the bustle of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower. Imagine the sights and sounds of a bullfight in Ronda...Imagine sitting in a bonnet and bloomers around a campfire in the middle of the prairie. Honorable Mention 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Spending a week on a wagon...

  •             Where is home? Well I've always said that home is where you make it, but Versailles, Indiana is the place I was raised at and it is where I continue to live. This town has been around since 1818, but I've only been here since 1999. I moved here when I was three and it's the only home...

  • For my travel experience I went to Delafield, Wisconsin. I went because I am in jrotc and my instructors told be it would be a great experience. This was my second time going on a trip for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. "JROTC" Even though it was my second time attending the the camp. It...

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