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  • My family and I drove nine long hours to attempt the exciting train ride once again. My step dad had ridden the train when he was young and wanted us to experience it. We were to board the train in Durango, Colorado and arrive in Silverton a few hours later for lunch. In 2005, we had been...

  • “No, I’m not too old to be a Girl Scout,” I told the man sitting next to me on the plane. I get tired of saying that. Before you ask, we do more than sell cookies, too. Way more in fact. At that moment I was jet set on a nine-day London and Paris Destinations trip with forty-seven of my sister...

  • The summer of my sophomore year I embarked on a new travel experience. I took a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. My school, Mount Paran Christian School, always encourages students to participate in at least one of the mission opportunities that are offered during their four years in high...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My best travel vacation would have to be when my family and I visited Phuket, Thailand. I’m blessed to have been to many different places. This is because my family and I love to travel and experience new cultures and especially try new foods! We have been to different states in the America and...

    Tags: Asia
  • All through my life, I have had a passion to travel. I have been very fortunate to travel to many parts of the United States, and beyond. Through my travels, I have dealt with flight delays and cancelations, damaged baggage, family conflicts, and car problems.  These ups and downs have shaped my...

    Tags: Asia
  •                   Ever since first grade I have been growing up in the small town known as Haddonfield, New Jersey. Besides being known for its historical charm and poloshed appearance, it is also known by other nearby high schools as a force to be reckoned with. In almost every sport imaginable...

  • This June, I traveled with my family through Italy and Spain. We like to absorb the culture of the places we go rather than traveling to tourist destinations, so instead of hotels, we rented apartments through Feel Barcelona and Home Away. We’ve rented apartments before in New York and Chicago,...

    Tags: Europe
  • “I’d like you to raise your hand if you have ever seen the ocean,” my sixth grade teacher asked the class one day during a lesson. In an instant I was surrounded by hands waving in the air above my head. Whispers came from peers seated near me; ‘have you really never seen the ocean?’ I looked...

  • “Where are you from?” “Kansas City.” “Oh...so you live on a farm, right?” I cannot even count the number of times I have received this response after informing someone of my place of residency. I usually figure that including the word “City” in my answer should suggest that I do, in fact, live in a...

    Tags: Exploring, Kansas, USA
  • Throughout my trip to Australia at the end of my eighth grade year, I visited two provinces, eight cities, and approximately six million gift shops.  I spent more than three days on a plane, being jostled around by sleep-depriving turbulence, and a nice chunk of time arguing with Grandma over...

    Tags: Pacific

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