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  • The plane was huge, but felt small as we landed in the country of my birth. It was a place that I had left fourteen years earlier, just days short of my second birthday, obviously not able to make the decision whether to stay or leave. That decision was made for me by my Indian birthmother and my...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • It was 7:30a.m. as I stepped out of the Frankfurt airport and took my first look at Germany.  A year earlier, I decided to participate in an exchange program offered by my German teacher.  After already hosting German students in the U.S., it was our turn to experience life in Germany.  Our host...

    Tags: Europe
  • When Madame Lelong and her son, Baptiste, picked me up at the Eurail station in Valence, I noticed their surprise at the two oversized suitcases I had in tow. Ah, a typical American! I was worried I, an almost fifteen year old girl vacationing for a month in France without her parents,  had made...

    Tags: Europe, France
  •   Hello, my name is Daja Martin and I have recently traveled to Cozumel, Mexico. The journey to our destination was amazing. My family and I took a cruise ship leaving from Tampa, Florida. Docking the ship was a new thing for me being that I’ve never been on a cruise ship before. There was...

  • I enjoyed Bermuda when I was younger, my first time going. However; I feel I was going more for family, and didn't really tap into the luxuries and the peace that the island offers. So, I am going in July of 2012 for my graduation gift. I am excited. Bermuda is an island for pure relaxation and...

  • As I boarded a bus full of unfamiliar faces, my heart dropped.  I sat down beside a girl and began to anxiously search around in my bag- so I would seem somewhat occupied.  Everyone around me knew each other and I quickly gathered that on this diverse bus, I was the only one who didn’t know someone...

  • The first thing everybody said to me upon hearing that I was going to New York City was, “Don’t get mugged!” Coming from a “map-dot” town in South Carolina, I was apprehensive about my first trip to the Big Apple, and comments like this did not help. But when we arrived in New York, my first...

  • One minute I was sitting in an auditorium with 50 other school mates learning about singing in Disney World and the next I was standing on stage in Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.  That’s the only thing I remember about performing.  Crazy, right?  I know.  But let’s rewind about seven months...

  • Every two years, my school, Augustine Christian Academy, hosts a trip to Israel for the junior and senior classes.  Twenty-six students and teachers participated on this excursion to the exotic Middle East, home of the Land flowing with Milk and Honey.  We arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel...

  • “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. The estimated time of arrival at your destination is 14:31 eastern time. Current weather conditions are mostly sunny, 85 degrees, and 95% humidity. Thank you for flying with us today, have a safe and enjoyable vacation.”     As the plane reached...

    Tags: Caribbean

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