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  • As far as life-changing trips go, my trip to Europe was definitely the best trip of my life! I got to completely immerse myself in a totally different culture, spend some time with the European half of my family, and best of all, shop European malls!!!     My stepmother, my baby sister, and I left...

    Tags: Europe
  • I got to visit five different countries this summer, but Germany was my absolute favorite! I had so much fun and learned a lot of German culture. My trip started in Germany's bustling city of Frankfurt. After a quick trip through customs, we found ourselves headed to the center of town, where...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • We docked at the harbor not far from city’s center, we walked through the knee high water. The tour director told us how Venice can flood with the rain and sparkle an hour later in the sun. It was hard to believe though. After some educational monologs by our tour director, we were dismissed to...

  • I did not really want to go. In fact, my best friend practically dragged me along. It was our yearly church CIY trip and this year we were camping.   Now don't get me wrong, I love camping. What I don't love is bugs and pitching my own tent. So naturally once the sun set, I was tucked away into my...

  • The afternoon was ripe with excitement and the car was stuffed like an over-packed linen drawer. The drive would be the worst part, and to be honest I was not looking forward to it. I tried to think positively of the ever wrapping and winding bends that gave birth to heat stricken mirages on the...

  • During the summer of 2003, Newark became my adopted hometown when we moved here from New York City. I still remember at the age of 8 when we drove to our new home and my mom showed me the 'Welcome to Newark, NJ' sign. My family of 5 became homeowners. We were immediately immersed into it's thread...

  •  "I don't want to go!" I told my mom, in a stern voice, as I slammed the door. In the summer of 2007, these were my words for two weeks prior of July 13th. As a rising sophomore, I was very active in my church. One of ten kids, I was nominated to go on a mission trip to Pecan Island, Louisiana,...

  • This summer my family and I spent several days in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I strongly recommend going there if you are looking for a fun, exciting vacation or just some time to relax. Colorado Springs has something for everyone. One of the best features of the Springs is its weather. Coming...

  • This past June, my church Youth Group traveled to Leona Vicario, Mexico for a week long mission trip. Our group of forty-four had never left the country for a mission trip, but spent months preparing for the cultural differences. We arrived at Detroit Metro Airport at 4 a.m. and landed in Cancun...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As I write this essay, my palms begin to sweat and my heart begins to race. I am still unsure exactly what emotions my memories elicit, but I am sure they are strong. One of the requirements for this essay is that it be about a trip taken with family--I went on an exchange program alone, but...

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