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  • Last summer, before my Junior year of high school, my father, sister and I had decided to take a trip. As it turns out, our plans fell through. To understand why this was, you'd have to know that my parents are divorced, and I'd be lying if I didn't say there was a void between my father, sister...

  • At first my trip to Alpine, Texas was one of those great trips that one takes with a straight face so as not to show any negative emotion. But somewhere inside that four and a half hour drive, it turned into one of the most confusing expeditions of my young, uninspired life. I say this because this...

  • For the past eight years, I have dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. I would spend my time sketching and envisioning my own line. During my freshman year of high school, I started researching colleges. Naturally, my search began with the most prestigious, including FIT and Parsons, but most of...

  • Towering steel skyscraper, bustling feet, and churning engines of hundred of cars surrounded me as I walked around in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, also known as the new, commercialized part of this metropolis. The first few days in Beijing were spent touring around the city and shopping...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • My trip to St. Louis in 2006 has been one of the most fun vacations I’ve ever experienced. Even though I grew up here, being home of the arch and the St. Louis Cardinals meant more to me on this trip back. Everything took on a different meaning and meant so much more, now living in a different city...

  •   In the year 2008, as a sophomore, I traveled to Austria with the school music department and the US International Tour Company. It was one of the most amazing and enlightening experiences I have ever had the chance to be a part of. On our tour we stayed a night in Munich at the Mercure Hotel (...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Not too long ago, I took a wonderful trip to the place where children's dreams come true - Disney World - this was during the "Year of A Million Dreams" no less.  Well, count one of my dreams to that, and you have the "Year of A Million and One Dreams." During the weekend that I was staying on...

  • The summer before my senior year of high school, my parents decided we would go vacation on Lake Superior. Not only did my brother and I agree we could not wait for the day when which we left. The old memories of the rolling green fields, the tall ancient trees, and the crystal clear water took...

  • The summer 2010, I had the opportunity to go on a thirty-day, cross-country trip with Godparents Youth Organization; I went to twenty-eight states, twenty colleges, and nineteen museums and memorials. It all started with change, but not just a change in my grades, but also in my attitude. The trip...

  • Blending the energy of a city with the tranquility of nature, Chicago offers tourists a plethora of activities. Born and raised in the Windy City, I have seen my hometown welcome millions of visitors. Whether coming from Florida or France, tourists will be captivated and charmed by the city, and...

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