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  • The rocks shift beneath my feet as I draw a long breath and slip the heavy pack from my shoulders. Pulling the water bottle from the side pocket, I choose a nearby log as the first of many resting places on the long hike. The sun streams into the clearing, making the leaves dance as the wind blows...

  •             Summers for me are always the highlight of my year. Each summer my sisters and I pack up our belongings and head out to The Dominican Republic, anxious to hit all the latest clubs, resorts, water parks, and restaurants. For some reason I knew this summer wasn't going to be like every...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Any vacation that my family of six takes is always an adventure, but our three week, whirlwind trip to Europe last summer was by far the most exciting. My family has a knack for standing out wherever we go, and this trip was no exception. Resembling a family of ducks, my mom, three younger brothers...

    Tags: Europe
  • After a 23-hour plane ride, I was exhausted. Do we have to travel across the world for my great grandma’s birthday? When we landed in Saigon, Viet Nam, we went straight to our hotel, which lacked air conditioning and an elevator, meaning we had to drag our luggage up four flights of stairs in the...

    Tags: Asia
  •                 Last year my family and I took a once- in- a- lifetime vacation to Italy! Our first leg of the trip took place in the hustle and bustle city of Rome. We spent our three days in a cozy apartment we rented off of Flipkey. I was ready to get out and see what the great city of Rome...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • Recently I went on a trip to Hawaii to visit my family. I stayed on the island of Oahu for the summer. Everything from the water and scenery to the buildings were beautiful. I enjoyed going to the beach and the shopping malls. I was lucky enough to get to go to the Honolulu Zoo for a day and see...

  •    The             The reaction was always the same- a quizzical facial expression accompanied by the immediate response, “Why Thailand?” However, the unique reaction certainly fit the destination.  No matter how many books you study, movies you observe, or internet searches you investigate-your...

    Tags: Asia
  • Excitement, fear, curiosity, fatigue, the want of food and comfort with a side of adrenaline. It was the perfect concoction of uneasiness and restless that kept me yearning for more as I traveled that year. It was the middle of my 8th grade break and my mom got a goup of local students and I...

  •                 It was a beautiful summer morning. I was half asleep with my eyes wilted beneath my glasses. My mom kept nudging me along to get my luggage into the car. We were on our way to Washington D.C., the capitol of our glorious country. Although I looked like a zombie on the outside (I’m...

  • Summer of 2009 was like no other. I was one of 36 students from Vermont, Quebec and France to spend a spectacular 6 weeks together on a common purpose; to sing and learn. France was one of our destinations. As our plane approached Paris, I remember looking out of the window of the plane and gazing...

    Tags: Europe

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