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  •             I came around the bend on the wooded path and gasped.  Rarely have I ever seen anything quite as stunning as the view that was before my eyes.  The mountain, the woods, the lake, and the flag were perfectly framed and composed.  The air was cool, the sky was clear, and yet the clouds...

  • Every summer and winter, the bed of our pickup is crammed with duffel bags, covered with a tarp in the event of rain, quite probable in Seattle. The cooler is at Mom's feet, and my two brothers and I are stuffed in the back seat, each with our own bundle of stuff that was absolutely necessary to...

  • My first real spring break vacation came to me sophomore year of high school. Every spring vacation in the past proved to be mundane before that fateful summer. Having never been anywhere for spring break I decided that year would be different. I would go on an alternate spring break to clean up...

  • All my life I had admired Japan, everything about it intrigued me and left me wanting to visit and travel this country that was so different from my own. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I had the chance to visit Japan, this was possible through an exchange program my school district had...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • Even though I’m the daughter of a field hand, and have my own experiences as a farm worker, I had never been to a “farm”. During my sophomore year, my parents decided to visit my Aunt Alicia and Uncle Jesus. These relatives live on a working farm in Kennewick in the state of Washington. We drove...

  • When I was a sophomore in high school, I went on a winter retreat with the College Place Presbyterian Church youth group to Kellogg, Idaho. We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights in the Gold Run Mansion. During the days we spent our time up at Silver Mountain, the nights, at the mansion playing games...

  • Have you ever had an experience that you will remember for a life time? Have you ever gone somewhere that affected you greatly and had the best time of you life? Well I have. I went on a trip last summer with my French class and a terrific time that I will never forget. I traveled all around France...

    Tags: Europe
  • My most moving travel experience so far has been my 2007 visit to Guangzhou, China, where I had a reunion with my mother Nilofar and my brother Zain. Before that I had not seen them for four years, more than a quarter of my life at the time. I had to content myself with talking to them over the...

    Tags: Asia
  • During the summer of 2007 I made the All-Star Cheerleading squad that received the award to participate in performing in London’s New Year’s Day parade. This was a very educational and enjoyable trip. We were able to participate in the parade, tour the city, and meet new people. This trip was very...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was reckless. It was reckless, stupid, and dangerous. But, it was just the rush I was looking for in my Yellowstone vacation. Standing outside of the Gardiner, Montana Gateway inn, I inched closer to the very large, very intimidating bull elk. The setting sun made silhouettes of the rest of...

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