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  • Every year, my family and I take a road trip during summer vacation. In 2008, my parents revealed our next summer destination -- Nova Scotia, Canada. As the word "Canada" ran through my mind, all I could imagine was a freezing, barren land filled with people who said "eh" all of the time. How much...

  •       A tear fell down my cheek as I sobbed quietly to myself and stared out the window. A noisy plane rose into the air and my classmates and I climbed into the clouds. My head was ringing from the commotion going on around me. My tears started to fall faster and my dad who had chaperoned our trip...

  • I’ve always been a little confused as to why my mother was teary-eyed and even my stoic-of-a-dad developed a noticeable lump in his throat that day at LAX. For my sophomore spring break, I would be leaving my home in the suburban bubble in Southern California known as Cerritos, and visiting my...

  • Ah, Summer. The August air was moist and school was approaching ever so rapidly. My main goal was trying to embrace the last month of freedom. Camp had just ended, and I had acquired many new friends and heart-warming memories that would forever leave their handprints on my heart. I wasn't aware...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Sun burnt and exhilarated I entered San Francisco International Airport (http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp). The next four weeks would be the grandest adventure of my life. One night last Christmas my cousin, Haley and I had joked about how desperately we wanted to travel the world....

  • This June, my mom, my youngest sister Annie, and me went on a trip to South Carolina without my dad, sister, and brother. I was excited to go to a new place I’ve never been, my favorite part of traveling. We had reservations for a place in South Carolina but other than that, we had no other plans...

  •             For spring break my mom and I went to San Miguel, El Salvador. El Salvador is just at tiny country of the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a tropical country meaning it is very hot and humid.             When we got there the only thing you could feel was the heat and the humidity, it...

  •     My very first trip to Colombia, S.A was unfortunately not for leisure, travel or any very joyous occasion. My mother's brother in-law's father had recently passed and we were all invited to attend the services in Colombia. Out of respect for my aunt and her husband, we decided to attend these...

  •               After a twenty-eight hour bus ride, I stepped down onto solid ground. It was great to finally be at our destination in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was there with my Michigan church youth group to be involved in the National Youth Gathering, or NYG, which is a gathering of Lutheran high...

  •   */ As cliché as the location may be, there is nothing cliché about Paris, France. Traveling there with my family a couple years ago, I was immersed in what makes the french lifestyle so famous. I saw for the first time what made so many American writers and artists travel to the iconic city...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris

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