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  • In the summer of 2009 it was between my junior and senior year. I was about to go on an educational tour with one of my sophomore history teachers. Mr. Garcia. He is part of EF Tours. We we set to go to Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Krakow. It was a 10 day trip. It was the...

    Tags: Europe
  •     Two years of high school French did nothing to prepare me for my first taste of South America. Summer had barely started when, after a few days of hectic packing, I was meeting up with five hundred other teenagers from around the world, finally embarking on the missions trip we’d spent months...

  • Nothing in the world could have prepared me for the Icelandic locker rooms.Swimming in a geothermal pool is a popular activity for Iceland's visitors.  Most tourists head straight for the Blue Lagoon, but not my family.  As we drove to Laugardalslaug, one of Reykjavik’s community thermal pools, my...

  • Trapped....I've been trapped in this car, traveling 80 miles an hour for 12 hours.  I wish i could say that I slept through them all but the truth is, my anxiety forced me awake all 720 minutes and 758 miles. I stared out the window during our tour through Pennsylvania.  I shut my eyes in fear as...

  • 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...

  • The hot sun was something I was used to; I live in Houston after all. The surprising lack of humidity assured me however that I was no longer in longhorn country. In fact, most everything around me reminded me that this was vacation. The burnt orange adobe buildings I could see from my hotel, the...

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    Tags: Asia
  • “Oh boy.” There it was in the sparkly pink ink on the calendar. Grandpa’s and my hiking trip up to WallaceFalls, Goldbar, Washington -- this morning. I clicked my tongue with distaste at the thought of spending several hours out in the woods with my Grandfather. My grandfather who had a tendency to...

  • My name is Kaitlan Tatro. I am a 17 years-old and I live in a small town in California who loves to travel. One of my favorite trips was when I took a trip to Rome and the Mediterranean with my family. We went to the bustling cities of Rome and Athens where the cities were dirty, like most are....

  • For the longest time I have wanted to visit the monstrosity of a school known as the University of Texas. My dreams had finally come true as I was accepted with a scholarship for a program known as CEO (or Consider Every Option), a Women’s Engineering program at the campus in Austin, TX. It was a...

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