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  • The Caribbean, most beautiful travel experience I’ve ever had. It was also my first time off of United States soil. I’d say most of the adventure took place in the airport, most hectic place I’ve ever seen. Being a first time flyer I was more than thrilled to be going on this vacation. It was mid-...

  •  As I departed from the plane, I left all my worries and concerns in my chair. Walking into the beautiful morning in the Africa sun made me realize that I was at the right place at the right time. My school was there to spread our culture and our love of the arts to the people of Africa...

    Tags: Africa
  • Living in the same town since kindergarten is rewarding in many ways, but it has also limited my scope. My view of the world is seen through the perspective of my hometown. One summer, this all changed.             The summer prior to my sophomore year in high school, I went on a trip to Juarez,...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • New York City is the ultimate place to dance because they have every style taught by the very best in their field. I have been dancing since I was three years old and have been going to summer dance intensives since I was thirteen. The summer before my senior year in high school, I was struggling...

  • On June 28th, 2008 I departed for Japan.  I was a part of the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and someone who had never been outside the U.S.  I was so excited; it was so surreal that I was participating in something so much bigger than myself.  I have never been to such a fantastic...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • This summer, my father, my two sisters and I took a trip by sea through the Inside Passage of Southeastern Alaska, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. I have had the wonderful opportunity to see a great deal of the United States of America and the North American continent,...

  • It was another sweltering day. Yesterday had been 104°, it was a record heat streak. Today we’d taken a train from Paris to Versailles. The sun was shining brightly, and the lawn of sand in front of the Palace of Versailles looked like the Sahara Desert. Tourists sat in any available shade using...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • The engine gets quiet. I kind of forgot it was on. My seat shakes a bit and my ears pop, re-adjusting to the ground level air. We land in Houston, Texas. Not part of the trip, but a stop along the way. Our first destination -- New Orleans, Louisiana. An experience that changed my young adult life...

  • One seat, my iPod, my best friend and a 15 hour plane ride across the world. Being me and saying this isn't too common. You could never imagine anyone in my family saying these words. You can say we aren't the 'richest' in the bunch, but hard work and having goals helped me get through the payment...

    Tags: Europe
  • I fled the country this summer to a land where they sell milk in plastic bags, employ wishing wells as a major theme in yard décor, and capitalize in maple flavoring in every aspect of their cooking. I am speaking of the country of Canada, specifically the tiny town of Perth, Ontario, which I have...

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