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  •     Typically when you go on vacation, you tend to gain a few pounds here and there. For me, it was the opposite. But the weight I lost can’t compare to the memories I gained while I visited the Turks and Caicos Islands last summer.     “Chelseeeaaaa! Get in the shower right now!” my friend Annie...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •      Rosholt is a small, scenic town in Central Wisconsin, with busy highway 66 cutting right through it.  This town of only 500 people creates a close-knit community feel and welcomes travelers with open arms.  The best time to visit would be during Labor Day weekend.  The football game at the...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
  • Each year my father, mother and I go on vacation. Sometimes it is to the beach, sometimes it is to visit my oldest brother in Arizona, but this family vacation was dedicated to visiting the colleges I was most interested in. It was only unfortunate that they were all over 1000 miles to the north....

  • When I was 14, I took a trip to Paris, France. I had been there once before, when I was 10. The first trip wasn’t as memorable, except for the fact that it had been my first time out of the country. My second trip was meaningful, thought-provoking, and of course, fun.             We left on my...

    Tags: Europe
  •   I had finally risen from a four hour nap, and I was anxious to know our location. "Are we there yet?" I said with aspiration. The next words that said were, "When are we going to eat?" I suddenly realized that I had not eaten anything all day. My family and I departed at four o’clock am on April...

  • With all the controversy over the Israeli- Palestinian problem, no one ever really gets to see what Israel looks like without the epithet of war. Israel is not what you would call a tourist attraction, but I still traveled there last summer. After 20 excruciating hours of flying, the plane finally...

    Tags: Africa
  • I had just graduated from middle school, and my french class had decided that we wanted to visit France together. Using the group, Global Works, we set up our trip, but I was scared. We were going to be spending a couple of days living with a french family and I was going to be alone. All of my...

    Tags: Europe
  • Sixty-five years is a long time, but it is still not enough time to wash away the stigma of being associated with "The East." When people think of countries in Eastern Europe, they think of dirty, squalid living conditions, but much has changed since the end of World War II. As a junior in high...

    Tags: Europe
  • I have a special love for that place, even to this day. Even though it was a thousand miles and an ocean away from my house, I felt at home. I discovered that if I could endure all that I had those ten days and still find happiness, maybe Madrid had something special to offer. As I boarded the...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •         In June 2011, I had the privilege of representing my school and the state of Pennsylvania at the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. During this conference, I learned about many aspects of environmental science, from animal welfare to the politics of...

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