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  •      In the summer of 2007, I took the first plane ride of my life to a place most people can only dream of visiting. The dream vacation I had been saving all of my first year in high school for was a trip to the “Aloha State” known as Hawaii. I flew over alone, but stayed with my sister and her...

  • It was six in the morning, earlier than I’ve been awake on a summer’s day. But the usual haze of sleepiness that accompanies such an early hour was all but evaporated by the radiance of my excitement for the day’s events. This would be the first time in my life that I would leave my parents,...

  • "Miss?  Time to wake up!  We will be landing shortly!"  I groggily opened my eyes to find a tall, Lufthansa airline stewardess standing beside me.  Confused, I quickly reacquainted myself with my surroundings; I was on a large 747 Lufthansa airplane, on my way to begin a 10-day excursion through ...

    Tags: Europe
  • In June 2007, my family took a trip to Fort Walton Beach in Florida. We go there nearly year, so I expected this trip to be the same as all the others: we go to the condo, we stay there for a week watching television, then we come home. This time, the trip was a little different. Okay, it was a lot...

  • "Where's that?" was the question I got most when I told my friends I was setting out for the Netherlands. “Is that in England?”, “oh, that’s near Sweden right?”, “it’s a city in Canada, duh.” How could such a gem of country that gave us more than we know be so hidden from the world? It was my goal...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
  • At age fifteen, I found myself on a plane with my family taking a fourteen-hour flight from JFK Airport into Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. After my freshman year of high school, no reward could have been greater than my parents allowing me to visit my aunt, uncle, and eight cousins in a religious...

  •  The day of July 6, 2011 brought forth feelings of anticipation and enthusiasm among me and the rest of my family. The countdown till our vacation had finally hit zero and it was time to put our copious months of planning into action. Soon we were 755 miles away from our minute hometown of...

  • When thumbing through a vacation brochure, I am utterly dissatisfied by the images of families posing under palm trees or near ancient buildings and the bland facts that accompany the vibrant pictures. The information barely captures the image of a country’s colorful culture for those like me who...

    Tags: Caribbean
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  • There are certain moments in life where we wish we could pause and play over and over again for the rest of our lives. In my seventeen years of living, I finally found the true happiness and bliss that comes in accordance with family. The bond I shared with my mother's side of the family this past...

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