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  • As an ambitious fourteen year old, I wanted nothing more than to travel to Europe.  I had no money, no job - I wasn't even old enough to get on a plane by myself!  All I had was a dream.  While school shopping, I noticed an advertisement for a Mead Notebook Cover Design Competition. ...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • This is the place between heaven and earth; the paper-thin line between reality and dreams. Malibu, Canada, is more of a home to me than any other place on this planet, though it lies a whole country away. In order to get to this remote destination, one must travel by ferry through British...

  • When I went on a mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. I clearly remember crossing that border like someone stepping on the moon. That's how far Mexico had seemed to me. I had never honestly considered Mexico another country, but when stepped on those cobbled streets, it was another world entirely....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I love to travel; to me traveling is a relaxing and amazing experience. My whole life I have always wanted to go to New York. I don’t know if it is the big city lights or if it is all of the different types of people but something about New York has always attracted me to it since I was a small...

  •           During Spring Break of my junior year, I went on a college tour trip with my AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) class to Tokyo, Japan. We were a group of ten students, along with our teacher, who visited TempleUniversity and partook in Art and Mass Communications classes....

    Tags: Asia
  •   I am an immigrant in my own country.  Although born in the United States, I did not speak a word of English until age five.  This greatly upset my American grandmother who could not even speak to her first grandson.  My parents, however, wanted me to be truly bilingual, so they enforced a...

  • My eyes wearily fluttered open as a wave of queasiness surged through me. Miniature balloons were inflating and popping simultaneously in both ears. My heart was somersaulting on a trampoline, flying upwards into my throat. After a seventeen-hour plane ride, we were landing. After seventeen hours...

  • On the north shore of Lake Erie lies a little beach town named Crystal Beach. To most, who know Crystal Beach, the first thing they think of is the amusement park. They picture the Comet, creaking along the old wooden track. They hear the cries of excitement from Laff in the Dark and shouts of “...

  • The water was cool and refreshing. Something swam past at full speed. I spun, trying to watch it. And again, another brown comet flew through the water. I spun again, trying to watch them all at once. They were everywhere, and they were having a field day. So was everyone snorkeling. One came up...

  •     This Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of traveling with my parents to Sanibel Island, Florida. My dad had discovered the place 5 years ago, and fell in love with it. He wanted to share the beautiful island, with its original stores (no chain stores are allowed on the island), friendly people...

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