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  • All I noticed were the scattered train tracks along the deserted road. You could catch glimpses here and there, parts of the tracks that hadn't been overcome by weeds or taken apart. Our small car traveled along, my thoughts wandering, thinking back to sixty years before and how many frightened...

    Tags: Europe
  •     Dozens of Dominicans filed onto the old bus, sobbing and holding on to our hands for as long as was physically possible. Tears filled my eyes. I had no idea that by joining VISIONS, a teen service organization, on a trip to the Dominican Republic, I would be led to some of the best friends I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • After a hectic year in which cancer, misfortune, and illness infected our lives, my family found it a relief to finally be able to go on a vacation. It had been over a year since we had been out of state - and with good reason too: my mother had been fighting off an aggressive form of lymphoma. A...

  • Last year, my family and I went to Florida for a week to see my dad. He was down there because he drives the bus for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters! I think that it is the coolest job any dad could have! On our way down there our car broke down and we had to wait for a really long time for a...

  • The trip began as multiple performances but ended as an eye-opening experience. I sat quietly in the Chicago Airport—a reserved 14-year-old girl high school freshman awaiting a plane flight to Switzerland. Next to me stood the enormous string bass that I was to wheel around European jazz...

  •                 Atlanta would be a great place for any individual or family to enjoy because of the different things that you can experience. Between the many attractions, historical sites, and wonderful weather it’s easy to have a good time. Even the airport, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta...

  • I am an Eagle Scout who recently went to Philmont, New Mexico.  Philmont is a Boy Scout high adventure camp that challenges the scout’s ability to survive in the wilderness.  Our group of nine boys and two advisors was challenged with a twelve day wilderness experience where we would hike every...

  •  The destination Fargo, North Dakota. The purpose a family reunion. Throw in a dinner table statement from my father, “If we are going to North Dakota, lets extend the journey to include a mini history tour of the western United States.” Some 4500 miles, 70 or so hours gazing out the rear windows...

  •        Over the past few years, my family has been affected by the recession in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. As a result, we were desperate for a relaxing vacation that would fit into a budget. This led us to choose a road trip vacation from California to the serene and peaceful...

  • I shove my metro card deeper into my pocket to make sure it doesn’t fall out. I turn off my iPod and listen to the music of Brooklyn. The wind in the trees, the cars trying to exhale, choking out of their exhaust pipes, the birds who haven’t found the time to migrate south, the children running out...

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