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I was so excited to spend my summer abroad. My sophomore year had just ended and I had found a camp that offered both synchronized skating and German. My search brought me to Les Elfes, a camp located in the alpine city of Verbier, near Geneva. Once my aunt found out about my plans, she insisted I...Tags:
The guide’s hand shot up, his fingers slowly curling into a fist. I grasped the side-rail of our two-seater mud buggy, bracing for Josiah to disengage the gas and hit the squeaky brake pedal. We were the first buggy behind the guide, and seconds later all fifteen of us were in a long, humming,...Tags:
My best friend lives in Aliso Viejo, California. Two summers ago, I went to visit her after a long summer of working on a farm. It was a much needed and very much enjoyed vacation. It seemed like a lazy vacation, but we never really stopped having fun. We were always out and about. We did...Tags:
Traveling can have a huge impact on one's life. Having the ability to see another side of the world and leaving your comfort zone can make many precious memories to store within. It is an enormous accomplishment to see what others countries outside the United States have to offer. ...Tags:
All my classmates attending were gathered in front of the school, everyone with their luggage at hand. It was 5:30 in the morning; we needed to depart before the campus crowded with high school students. I arrived after my friends, who were chatting about what they packed. Our teachers...Tags:
Recently I have taken an unforgettable trip, a trip that included numerous adventures and thrills. I went to a place I have always dreamed of visiting ever since I was younger. t went to New York, also known as the 'BIG' apple. Even though I was only staying for four days, I guaranteed myself I...Tags:
The summer of 2007, my life changed. I was traveling with a delegation through People to People Student Ambassador Programs. I took advantage of the available window when we flew into Shanon. It certainly didn't look like a city – everything was green. Five days we spent in beautiful Ireland. The...
The sound of screaming fans was the only thing that could be heard as my mother and I looked on, confused as to why there were thousands of boisterous Madrilenos crowded outside Bernabeu Stadium. “Maybe there’s a game?” she asked me with a questioning look. “Mom”, I answered...Tags:
Our school vans cross the international border and transition from San Diego, California to our destination of TecÃ¡te, Mexico. As I look around at the surroundings of our van, I have to prepare myself for something that’s not pretty: trash litters every alley, roadside, and field; children in...Tags:
Branson My family and I try to take at least one vacation every year to some place new. Labor Day of 2009, we decided to take a trip to Branson, Missouri. It is about a five and a half hour drive from Derby, Kansas where I live. We packed up on Thursday evening and were...Tags: