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  • The second night was much like the first. I stripped off my pack, this time remembering to clear an area, and I even had time to cook dinner before crawling into my mobile grave. I felt a short-lived sense of accomplishment, knowing that I had survived yet another long, strenuous day. Short-lived,...

  • On July 2, 2007, my mom, brother, and I moved up here. My dad had some military stuff to take care of so he did not come up when we did. We came up in a Mustang. We had the trunk full of bags and suitcases. In the back seat with me, there was a cat kennel and a cat litter box so it was pretty...

  • Italy. The name is even gorgeous; as if the country’s boundless beauty kissing every hill and street was not enough. This past March my parents, my brother, and I embarked on an oversea adventure. Upon arrival in Rome, not only did the cigarette smoke and the hustling of the busy city make my head...

  • As I boarded the plane I took one last look at my family waving goodbye to me. I looked to my left at my friends and they smiled at me. This was the first time I was going to be away from my family for an extended time and I thanked the heavens that I was going to have some company. We turned...

  • This may be a little unorthodox, but [i]bear with me[/i], okay? The trip about which I’m going to blog just happens to be a field trip to [size=18]Lawrence, Kansas.[/size] My excellent photography instructor, Mr. Rominishin, set up an art show in a very famous college's library, the Kenneth...

  • When others ask what my favorite part of my trip to China was, people probably expect me to say “seeing pandas in Chengdu” or “visiting my birthplace,” but my mind immediately flashes back to what I believe is the happiest place on earth: Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (http://www.chinaorphans...

  • Walking through the sand, barefooted, with the sand grains beneath my toes I followed the anxious group of teenagers. My family and I had taken a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas and to the Disney private Island. My sister and I were part of the Teenage Outdoors Group while on Disney’s Island. My...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My personal travel experience can not be categorized as a vacation and was significantly more purposeful than just a trip of sight-seeing to enjoy the scenery. My travel experience was intertwined with personal lives, hundreds of years of traditions, and the understanding of other cultures. It was...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Welcome to Houston, Pennsylvania! We hope you will enjoy your visit here! Houston is a small town located in South-Western Pennsylvania, about 25 miles west of Pittsburgh. Although we only have two stoplights in town, there are quite a few things to do in the area, and a fall festival in...

  • Every year in April, all the band and choir students at my high school live out the event they have been looking forward to since the beginning of September. No, it's not some big concert, it's a party -- a 5-day party: the band and choir trip. Last year, we went to Chicago. The city itself was...

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