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  • Our bus pulled into a quiet parking lot. It was overcast and the beach ahead of us wasn't like the ones back in California. It was quiet, with very few people scattered along the shore. They weren't building sand castles or chasing each other into the waves; they were either walking solemnly or...

  •       My trip to Brazil began on June 14, 2012. It had been four years since I last been to Progresso, Brazil. This year I went on the trip with my aunt, uncle, and two cousins. It was quite a hassle because one of my cousins is a baby, and if anybody who has traveled with a baby knows it is...

  •  Founded in 1983  Most teenagers are busy hanging out with friends, going to the beach, vacationing, and getting jobs during their summer vacation. I participate in these things as well but, in addition, I have been lucky enough to meet and work with people like Dizz. Dizz is a person unlike any...

  • When people think of volunteering, they don't think of traveling out of the country to do it. But that's what I did, and trust me if you haven' t volunteered to go to a place where you never thought you would go you need to try it, you won't regret it.  It was a Sunday morning and it was just...

  •   It was in the summer of 2008, when my mom, my dad, my younger sister and I traveled to Europe, our first major family trip outside the U.S. We visited various cities during our stay, however, I plan to describe my visit to Rome, Italy, including the historic sights along with the more intimate...

    Tags: Europe
  • Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Thousands flock to our nation’s capitol every year and this past summer I was one of them. The sheer amount of things in Washington DC astounded me. Thousands flock to our nation’s capitol every year and this past summer I was one of...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • In hindsight, Rome probably would have killed us. Our week in Tuscany was to be strictly rural, as mandated by my outdoorsy mother. Although she had waxed poetic about the narrow country roads described in her ladies’ book club favorite “Under the Tuscan Sun”, she was a lot less enthusiastic...

  • When it comes to traveling I’m always up for anything and everything. I love sight-seeing at places like the Great Wall; but I also enjoy the atypical experiences--eating rooster head and thirteen hour train rides. Regardless, I feel that my trips abroad have taught me more than I could learn in...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • My travel experience of a lifetime began with an invitation to visit my cousin whose parents were stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a couple weeks last summer. The day of my flight my parents and I drove down to Ft. Lauderdale, FL (which was a whopping four hours away!). I checked in and got my...

  • It is November 22nd, 2007: Thanksgiving Day. I am in “America Sings,” a group formed by my chorus class, along with many others from across the nation. We all came to the Big Apple for this. We rehearsed, worked our butts off, went through sweat and pain, all for this day. I look around at the...

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