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  • Most of the traveling that I have done has been planned and set in stone before I ever leave home. Upon leaving for the beach, my family decides which days will be 'beach days' and which day will be our water park 'extravaganza.' Prior to flying to Europe, our teachers devised an itinerary that had...

  • All aboard! March 30, 2008, I boarded the Carnival Legend for a seven day cruise to Mexico. I always said I would never step foot on a ship after watching the movie Titanic. My family, thank God, convinced me by saying, “It is a once in a life-time opportunity.” This made it hard for me to chicken...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   The sun shone upon my 15-year-old baby face. I had just flown in to Colorado, anticipating a happy family reunion. After frolicking in the crisp mountain air, my dad called me over to the picnic table. Immediately, I sensed something was wrong from the solemnity that rarely clouds my dad’s face....

  • A soft breeze plays with my hair. Screams of excitement are echoing in my ears. The warm sun casts vast shadows across the landscape. Tall, strong palm trees are ubiquitous as far as the eyes can see.   My pace quickens as my anxious wait comes to an end. I have a flashback of the small United...

  • I remember when my mom first came to me with the idea of going to Boston for a vacation. The emotions came quickly. First came excitement. Second came fear. When she said that we were going to Boston, I thought about all of the stereotypes of northerners. They’re all so mean. They’ll yell at you...

  • Hi, my name is Enya and I live in a fabulous and wonderful place called Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay has so much to offer, and I urge you to sample some or better yet, all it has to offer. From beautiful beaches to gourmet dinners, dancing to thrill rides, my town will keep you busy and having fun all...

  • My aunt’s wedding invitation brought news of marriage and news of her divorce. We didn’t go to the wedding, we didn’t know about the baby, and we didn’t hear about her moving to Phoenix until three months after she left.  Saturday morning I awoke to a bustling household.  Apparently the start of...

  •  Its one thing to travel to a different state, to a new city with the exciting unfamiliar. However, when one travels to a different country that speaks a language that has absolutely no meaning to you... that's something else. That is an experience in and of it self that not many have had and one...

    Tags: Europe
  • My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...

  •     It all started in fifth grade. Assuming we all wanted to prepare for the future, teachers began preaching to kids the importance of making goals. After all, it’s never too early for those future lawyers to start prepping for the LSAT, right? So, at the end of our fifth grade year, each student...

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