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  • It is July 13th, 2010, local Israeli time, 7:15am, I am on an ElAl flight from Newark, New Jersey to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. I am with a Reconstructionist youth group called No’ar Hadash, traveling with 23 other sixteen year olds to our homeland, Israel. The pilot comes on the...

  • I was born in the small town of San Miguel, Jalisco in Mexico, and moved to the United States when I was six. As a kid I never knew there was any place better than the small town I lived in. When I moved to the United States it showed me that the world was a bigger place than I had ever thought,...

  • When I first became face-to-face with California during my 2010 family vacation, I was at first hit with a sense of excitement.  However, the more time we spent walking uphill, getting seasick on a boat, and pulling hair out of frustration due to the ludicrous prices, I was just about ready to...

  • Ever since I was a tiny little girl, I have been obsessed with the magical world of Harry Potter. I'm sure many people have, but I'm serious when I say it's been a giant part of my life for twelve years now. And of course, like any other uber-fan, I'd longed to go to Hogwarts, and to be able to...

  •                 Getting up at 4:00am to go to the Airport is not what I had in mind for my first week of summer vacation. Stuck next a bickering couple on a small airplane for 9 hours just solidified my negative attitude about my 2 week family vacation in Montana. Free wifi, my Ipod and my phone...

  • Last May, my grandparents and I took a week-long vacation to Kauai, Hawaii.  All I can say about this trip is that it was amazing and I will always remember it vividly as my all time favorite vacation. To put lightly, it was unforgettable. I pretty much fell in love with the Garden Island and if I...

  • You know how in the Hidden Valley Ranch commercials there’s that little town where everyone is happy and eats their vegetables? Well, substitute chocolates and Hawaiian ice for vegetables and you’ve arrived in the Land of Love.   semi FINALIST 2013 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP...

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  • Once the plane landed in El Salvador, Brazil, I knew that my team had finally made it to another continent. We left at noon the day before, travelling from Springdale, Arkansas, to Houston, Texas, then to Miami, Florida, and after an eight hour flight we landed in Brazil early the next morning....

  • 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...

  •       "White's Only". You may say that most fifteen year olds would not fully understand what that meant as you passed a sign that had those two words on it. As I was growing up, my mother would tell me about the horrible experiences her and her family would go through just to make it in...

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