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  • Brandon Baker Leavenworth, Kansas Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Welcome travelers to the beautiful city of Leavenworth, Kansas located just south of the history rich Fort Leavenworth in addition being positioned by the picturesque Missouri river. Leavenworth is the first incorporated city...

    Tags: Heritage, Kansas, USA
  • After my freshman year of high school, our marching band took a trip to Florida. The first part was the worst part of the trip: the bus ride both to Florida and home. It was at least a 24-hour long ride on a coach bus packed with people. It was cramped and crowded. No one could find a comfortable...

  • At age 14, I was chosen to attend the Costa Rica Rainforest Outward Bound School (CRROBS) Girl Scout’s Service Challenge (http://www.crrobs.org/courses/itinerary_gs_sc.html). The 15-day expedition allowed me to go backpacking in the rainforest with 20 Girl Scouts from around the nation and...

  • Two years ago I embarked upon a life changing pilgrimage to a little town called Medjugorie with my local youth B.U.D.S.(Believers Under Divine Spirit) youth group.  Getting there was no easy task. The round trip took over sixty hours, but I would gladly go again at the drop of a hat. The first day...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Competitive Sports dictates my family vacations.  Between baseball, basketball and volleyball, we have traveled to many places we would have NEVER chosen.  So, this summer, as usual, we traveled to a small town, New Iberia, Louisiana for the AAU baseball championships.  Loading our vehicle to...

  • My parents and I left for Budapest on the same day as the first major snow-storm of the year. Our flight was scheduled at seven in the evening, but the foreboding weather inspired us to leave for the airport at 9:00AM, reaching at noon. We ended up spending ten hours in John F. Kennedy...

    Tags: Europe
  • My family and I strolled beside one of Venice's countless canals. On our right, picturesque Venetian houses rose against a blue sky; on the left, the green waters of the canal lapped against the stone walk, seagulls spun through the sunshine, and ornately painted gondolas glided gracefully past. We...

    Tags: Europe
  • During the summer of my junior year, the pressure was mounting for me to choose a career path and work towards it. Being indecisive by nature, the countless possibilities of the future felt quite overwhelming and I simply didn’t know where to begin. Naturally, of course, my parents were more than...

  • “This is just like India,” I said to one of my fellow students as we stood waiting for our bus. Wild dogs scampered in the streets while drowsy cats slept draped over rundown steps.  The realization that you are entering a new, destitute world where people live very different lives than your own...

  • In June 2008, I went to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. I went with my Girl Scout Travel Group as part of an EF Tour. Let me tell you, it was the best place I’ve ever been. There was so much to see and do, I would love to go back again one day, maybe even live there for a while. Japan was a...

    Tags: Asia

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