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Recently, my family and I took a trip to New York City. This was not our first visit to New York City. In fact, it was our eighth. The first few trips were focused on seeing the sights: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building. The most recent trips have been focused on...Tags:
My trip began in a large school bus, filled with Juniors and Seniors. We were all anxiously waiting for the adventure that was hours away. Little did we know that after two weeks of sharing rooms together, never being apart from each other, and not being home; would we miss our families so much....Tags:
Being among the masses of San Diego Comic-Con is always a treat for any fan of pop culture and comic books, but the 2009 edition of the event held more special meaning to me than any of the other iterations I've been to. Since I'd proven to be such a great fan to them before, the comic book...Tags:
A wave of a warm, salty breeze greets me as I step out the mechanically cooled air of the airport and step onto the "island paradise" of Maui. But only a second is taken to let everything seep in, for I have to rush to catch the shuttle to take me to the Aston Ka'anapali Hotel. I look out the...Tags:
We had been traveling on 90 west for hours, literally. Our group consisted of eighteen people packed into two church vans. Our destination was thirteen hours from our hometown, and to make matters worse, fourteen of the people on the trip were men.Now before you start judging me for this...Tags:
When I was ten years old, my family went to Disneyland as an extension of my dad's business trip. It was special; both of my parents went to Disneyland with their parents when they were kids, and my mom promised me and my brother we'd do it again before I graduated high school. On Christmas day...Tags:
Europe. When I was informed that my school had an opportunity to go to such a telltale destination, I nearly died. To taste gelato and admire the art in Italy, to relax in Switzerland and explore the Eiffel Tower in Paris - it was like a dream come true. To do it with my classmates would be like...Tags:
Imagine a trip within the boundaries of your own country. I would imagine it could not be life changing; too different from the world I have come to know. However, when you step outside the lines of expectation and familiarity, yet still feel a sense of belonging, change is inevitable. It would be...Tags:
Two years ago, I participated in an international peace project called the Ulster Project. This project helps foster peace between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and between different races in America. Sixteen teenagers from Northern Ireland come to live with sixteen American...Tags:
This may be a little unorthodox, but [i]bear with me[/i], okay? The trip about which I’m going to blog just happens to be a field trip to [size=18]Lawrence, Kansas.[/size] My excellent photography instructor, Mr. Rominishin, set up an art show in a very famous college's library, the Kenneth...Tags: