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  •  I look out at the water as I tap my pencil against the blank page. Why Monhegan Island? At the end of my senior year of high school, twelve students including myself and three teachers packed up our gear and headed for a week on Monhegan Island in Maine. This trip was the end to an amazing...

  •     To most people, Washington D.C. is a place of history; not the first destination that pop‘s into ones mind at the mention of the word vacation. At first, Washington D.C. didn’t appeal to me too much, but when I saw what it had to offer, it became one of my goals in life to go back one day and...

  • It is human nature to have expectations. Every little girl expects her wedding day to be one right out of a fairy tale. Every high school senior expects life after high school to be the best thing since sliced bread. However, it is a fact of nature that expectations are rarely met. No, your first...

  • Yorkshire, England: home of roman ruins, heather blanketed dales and moors, manor houses, quaint villages and everything else that is quintessentially British. But giant birds? Let me explain. On our first real day of vacation, my family practically skipped out to our faithful rent-a-car only to...

    Tags: Europe
  • “PANIC! No, you’ll be ok.” As the airplane left the runway, half of me was an adventurous teenager, but the other half was a little kid who wanted to stay home. I’d jumped at the offer to travel to France. I just had to pay for the plane ticket. This would be the most amazing thing ever! Right?  ...

    Tags: Europe
  • You can’t pretend to know the size of the world. Curious, though, isn’t it, how quickly people seem to forget that the world is shrinking? The blank edges of the map are filling in, cultures blossoming, and soon, there will be nothing left to discover. We, as a race, will need to begin to learn...

  • I wasn't exactly exploding with excitement when I first got on the bus heading for Sky Ranch summer camp. It was in Van, Texas, in the middle of nowhere and possibly the last place in the world I wanted to be. But as is normal for every teen, my mom didn't see it my way. She saw the trip as a...

  • When my brother joined the air force almost 3 years ago I did not realize how much it would affect me. He left for basic training only two weeks out of high school, and always having him around and then suddenly not it was a big shock to my system. Although I would not admit it openly, I missed my...

  •   My number one rule for travel:  Avoid car trips at all cost.  If that wasn’t clear, let me repeat.  I hate car trips.  Especially long, tedious ones that wind along narrow roads.  I also get car sick so, as you can imagine, the combination of me, the car sick child and a long car trip down...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
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    Tags: Caribbean

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