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  •         New Braunfels, Texas is a relative vacation spot for many people seeking to escape reality for a day, a weekend, or maybe even longer. Quite a few people refer to this town as a tourist town because throughout the year, people from all over the country and all over the world flock here to...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  • Something about breathing the air of the other coast and exploring the other side of America gives me an exhilarated feeling.  On a late July summer night in 2011, I walked to the baggage claim area waiting for my family's suitcases to roll up on the belt. Just as we finally retrieved all our...

  • Las Vegas isn't the ideal family vacation spot. However, my parents decided it'd be a nice getaway two years ago, ignoring the fact that my brother and I were not old enough to gamble. But once we landed and arrived at our hotel, we looked at some brochures and found out there were many more...

  • As my five hour flight began its descent to Houston, Texas, I peered down through my window to observe its landscape, and what I saw surprised me.  I had always thought that Houston was extremely hot, and thus everything would be golden, dry, and dead.  However, the city was thriving with acres of...

  • After spending 6 days in France, I found myself on a bus, surrounded by people, on the way to meet my French host family. Even surrounded by my friends, I found myself  unable to bring myself out of the thoughts my furiously circling my mind. The beautiful French countryside with its mountains...

    Tags: Europe
  • During our trip to Nags Head, North Carolina, I learned a very important thing: never stay with relatives. The trip took seven hours from where we live in Clover, South Carolina, to the outer banks of North Carolina, where Nags Head is located. Not only did we almost get killed by a maniac while...

  • I still remember the day that I walked out the steps of the airplane. The fresh breeze blowing across my face, the sound of a new language that dropped my tongue down to the ground, and the many diverse people walking around. Suddenly there was strange people guiding us in a foreign direction and I...

  • Beautiful. Breath-taking. Exciting. Adventurous. Unpredictable.  During the summer of 2009 I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Denver, Colorado. I was going with a couple of other members and advisors from my high school’s Student Government Association. We would get a week’s time to...

  • My adventure to Spain and France was the highlight of my life. My trip started before the other travellers. The night before I departed, I lay in bed thinking of everything that was going to unfold over the next thirteen days. I thought of the food, the people, but most of all, the dreams and...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain
  • I am a part of the Strolling Silver Strings, a performance group ran in Norfolk, VA. Most of the time, the members of this group and myself are very serious, and concentrate on one thing: performing for people. But who doesn't deserve a little down time, right? So every summer we take a trip for a...

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