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Every few years, my parents have planned a two-week for our family to go on. We are a small family with my parents, my older brother, and I. Our family is nothing extraordinary and while my parents try their hardest to have a good time, there are usually one or two family quarrels along the way. ...Tags:
Summer time: a time to relax, soak in the sun, take a dip in the pool, go to the beach, maybe go on a boat ride and where can people get all of this in one place? FLORIDA! Sunny, warm, happy, peaceful Florida. Yes, I know what you are thinking: EVERYONE goes to Florida for a vacation, it will be...Tags:
I’m from a very small town in Idaho called Kendrick, with a population of 369. One day I came across an email that said I had been nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in a major city of my choice because of my interest in becoming a doctor. Although it sounded great...Tags:
The ONLY reason I’m going is to visit my best friend at college, I told myself. Why else would I spend my senior year spring break sitting in a car for 12 hours with people I don’t even know? I don’t even have to socialize with my best friend’s mom, little brother, grandmother, and mom’s...Tags:
On May 5, 2007, The Norwegian Pearl left the dock in Seattle, Washington for a seven day journey to Alaska. The Hintz family, plus an extended family member, boarded the ship and explored it to every corner. The first day was a day at sea and many things were to be seen on the boat. There was...Tags:
Seniors Becoming Wise In the Art of Traveling Four seniors who do not stand out among their friends were able to pull off something that none of them thought would go so well. Day 1 June 27th, 2011 Destination: San Francisco, CA Time of departure: 6:30a.m Time of arrival...Tags:
Art venders, brick roads, and shops align my path, this country, this street, has seen centuries gone by and legendary wars, but now it is one of the greatest civilizations on earth. Madrid, Spain was awe inspiring to my fifteen year-old eyes; I was traveling through Spain, England and France with...Tags:
Goodbye Memphis and Hello Italy! Time to brush up on our Italian, and leave our "ya'lls" behind! Time to board a nine hour flight with my second family, better known as sixty-nine choir students! First stop: Milan; fashion capital of the world, attractive people, and unattractive hostels. None...Tags:
Two years ago, I had the chance to explore a country completely different from my own. This trip of contrasts ranged from dusty jungle roads to serene nights beneath the most incredible display of stars. From sight-seeing to children’s camps, I played soccer with approximately forty children all at...Tags:
I have been fortunate enough to travel with my family to places, remote and metropolitan, in Thailand, Vietnam, and China for the past month. Despite the extent of our trip, one place grabbed all of my attention. Ever since my dad mentioned the Cuc Phuong National Park in the Ninh Binh province...Tags: