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My family and I have gone to the river several times of year every year since I can remember. On this particular year, it happened to be my sixteenth birthday. My mother considered this a special one and said I could invite a friend along. I immediately knew that I wanted to invite my friend...Tags:
Ocean City is a popular vacation destination on the eastern shore of Maryland, long beloved by families, teens, and convention guests. It is best known for its hotels, restaurants, scenic beach, amusement parks, and convention center, just like many other destinations. However, there are...Tags:
Floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I had a choice: stay put until I was eaten by a shark or exert some effort. I was exhausted and chapped, and I was seriously pondering giving up. All the excitement of my first time surfing had washed away with the realization that I could not just wait...Tags:
I wasn't aware how much my life would change when I boarded a plane to Darmstadt, Germany in 2011. I wasn't aware when I stepped out to see ‘airline’ replaced with ‘Fluggesellschaft.’ I wasn’t aware when my host family greeted me with hugs. In fact, it was after my trip, reflecting alone, that I...Tags:
Two years ago, I participated in an international peace project called the Ulster Project. This project helps foster peace between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and between different races in America. Sixteen teenagers from Northern Ireland come to live with sixteen American...Tags:
As soon as we stepped off the tour bus, our guide apologized. "We don't normally have weather like this," He said. "It's usually so foggy you can't see four feet in front of you." The forty of us, all high school students from Florida and Ohio on our People to People student ambassador trip,...Tags:
Being a military family is never easy; however the benefits far out weigh the hardships. In late July of 2007, my family and I took what is called a hop to Hawaii from Travis AFB, California. There were many fun adventures while we were there, but there was one place that touched my soul beyond...Tags:
In my state, New Mexico, the name of the title says it all, “ Land of Enchantment”. Enchantment coming from the Great caverns in southern New Mexico to the open flat plains in Eastern side. As well as the Southern Rocky mountain chain in northern part of the state. The city I stay in is...Tags:
It was a late, rainy afternoon in July when we finally pulled into the driveway at the Wealthy Poor House Bed and Breakfast. My mom, dad, and I had come over twelve hundred miles to Belfast, Maine on our trip up the coast of New England. We had seen the ivy leagues, walked the Freedom Trail, and...Tags:
About two years ago, my family and I went on my very first camping trip in California. Not only was this camping experience an outstanding adventure, it was also a trip that provided me with an acceptable amount of knowledge on general survival skills. We reached our camp site at 2 a.m and...Tags: