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  •   During the summer of 2009 my mother, sister, and I went on a trip to Belgium to visit our family. The flight there was hectic, as flights over eight hours usually are, but nothing can beat the excitement of arriving in Belgium. There to greet us were my aunt and grandmother (Oma). As usual, we...

    Tags: Europe
  • When you think of luxury, what comes to mind? Maybe a lush spa with a masseuse and a big, fluffy towel. Maybe a free college education, a private jet, or dog pedicures. Probably not vegetables and a toilet seat. When I was thirteen, I took a trip with my dad from our home in the capital city of...

    Tags: Africa
  •      Summer vacations are a big deal for me. Our family plans one big trip for the summer and since I'm going off to college next year, every one counts. Last July, it brought us to British Colombia, Canada.      First, you must know more about me. I am lucky enough to have traveled across the...

  • The first time I went back to India after I moved to America was life changing for me. Now, I am not usually the guy who has many life changing moments, I just go with the flow, but what happened three years ago I will never forget. I was going on a pilgrimage to pray to one of my many Gods because...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • White sand beaches, the hot sun beating down, and crystal-clear water were what I had longed for. Destination Paradise! A cruise to The Bahamas was just the vacation I dreamed of. The Bahamas were full of culture, friendly people, and exotic foods.             My favorite section was the adventure...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I think it is safe to say that I spent the entire summer traveling - literally by plane, train, and automobile. Despite the comfort of a Southwest Airlines plane, the surprising spaciousness of an Amtrak train, the (sometimes) closed coziness of an AC Transit bus, or the familiarity of my family...

  • I recall the exact moment when the GPS read “5 minutes to Chicago Avenue.” Amazed, I watched as the first skyscrapers came into view. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine a city of such magnitude. It was hard to believe that just a mere twelve hours earlier we were leaving Richland, a small...

  • Most vacations provide serenity to people. It doesn’t matter where – the lush islands of Hawaii or the elegant streets of France, vacations often offer joyous memories.             But this trip was different. It was an unfortunate surprise for my family. We traveled around Texas in a journey...

  • This summer, I received an opportunity quite unlike any I could have ever imagined. Discovery Education is launching student adventure tours to various countries all over the world, and I found myself on the pilot, surrounded by cameras and in one of the most culturally and environmentally vibrant...

    Tags: Africa
  • A wave of a warm, salty breeze greets me as I step out the mechanically cooled air of the airport and step onto the "island paradise" of Maui. But only a second is taken to let everything seep in, for I have to rush to catch the shuttle to take me to the Aston Ka'anapali Hotel. I look out the...

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