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  • Many believe that you must use tons of money and go to the best places to have the best trip. My experiences would say differently. In reality, a family will have the most fun with what they make of it and a good positive attitude toward the trip. Four years ago my family as well as my two best...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • During spring break of my sophomore year, I traveled to Ecuador with five other students from my school.  We lived with families outside of Quito for three weeks while we attended school, worked on our Spanish skills, visited popular sites in and around Quito, and just experienced a different...

  • I've had the luxury of traveling to many different places in my short time as a 17 year old and have seen many sites and inspiring people. I love exploring new places and experiencing different cultures. As a result, I've learned important lessons that have allowed me to see life in a different...

    Tags: USA
  • It was the scenery.  The colors in the market in Otavalo to the sun just visible behind the peaks in Maccu Piccu.  But it was also the food.  Fish tacos in a nearly deserted restaurant on the shore of lake Titicaca and chicken heart at the 5-star restaurant in Rio. It was swimming with the sea...

  •   The Bond I forced myself to look in a direct line down the uneven, brick road. I made a conscious effort to smile; it was a fake, strained emotion across my face. The reality was I had never been more uneasy. I glanced at the pint-sized woman leading me past colorful houses, a simple school, a...

  • My mind was racing that Friday afternoon. I normally would have paid attention to Mr. Mury’s effeminate, raspy voice as he dissected physics to the group of sophomores. Instead, I continuously looked for any miniscule detail that would hinder my journey. My thoughts lapsed to my parents. It wasn’...

  • I am proud to say that I belong to a family of vacation extraordinaires.  Although we stay within the southeast region of the United States, the English family is one with unique and rich vacation experiences to say the least. My mother always prepares a budget plan and a general schedule,...

  • I stepped onto the plane en route to the United Kingdom expecting to see incredible historic sites, experience a completely different culture, gain the credibility as a world traveler, and come home with two memory cards filled with my many adventures. Who knew that I would gain so much more,...

  • We come to gawk at the scenery with our heads strained back, admiring the sunset setting along what looks to be the end of the ocean. We run our diamond-laced fingers along the intricate wood carvings and the jewelry made from seashells, gossiping about the talent and the beauty lain before us. “...

  •   I have traveled internationally quite often over my life, but one of the most educational and emotional trips I’ve taken was to Germany a couple years ago. I went with a group from my church. Every day we visited historic churches and walked around different towns. Our main focus was to see and...

    Tags: Europe

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