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  • Taking a vacation to the South Pacific was a new, unexplored experience for me. Growing up in small town Nebraska I have never experienced even seeing the ocean. So when the opportunity to take a school trip to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji presented itself, I accepted the challenge....

  • Earlier this summer, my extended family decided to get together at Sebago Lake in Maine for a reunion. Every branch of the family spent weeks planning the same trip. When the planning was finished, I viewed it and was able to make adjustments where I believed they were necessary. I suggested that...

  • Recently, I turned sixteen. When I got clothes and money, I smiled and said my thanks. And when I got an IOU for a trip to HARRY POTTER WORLD…I almost knocked the couch over while I ran around screaming. Needless to say, I reacted like any other sixteen-year-old girl would. Blogging Harry...

  •   Every summer my family and I always have a get away time, from bills, stress, and the worlds “problems”, in other words a vacation.  The summer of 2006 was a life changing experience; we went to the WindyCity, Chicago, Illinois. Personally, I have always heard of BIG city lights and cool weather...

  • My family first got interested in staying a week on the island of St. Thomas when we took a Royal Caribbean Cruise. We all fell in love with the island so two years later we decided to spend a week there since our RCI timeshare points were about to expire. Everything was falling into place. We got...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   During the summer of 2008, I took a vacation with my family to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was my first trip outside of my home country, the United States. It impacted me in many ways because it was so different compared to the U.S. I learned a lot about the country on this trip; not only was it a...

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  • It was, perhaps, not an ideal situation. Rain slammed the weary horde of travelers. Wind assaulted them. Time snickered in tiny ticks and whirrs. Frowns and wrinkles confirmed the obvious: it was, certainly, not an ideal situation.  But amongst them was me: dripping, frozen and inexplicably happy...

  •      When I was first told that me and everyone on my mother's side of the family (all eighteen of us) were going on a weeklong cruise to Alaska over summer, I was less than pleased. It had always been one of my grandmother's dreams to go to Alaska and she was ecstatic to take us along. Everybody...

  •  Normally when you ask someone where they last traveled to you get quirky answers like “Walmart” or even stupid answers like “the moon!” In the summer of 2008, I went somewhere a little different. Not very many Americans can say they’ve been to both New Zealand and Australia. I had the honor of...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Walking down the bustling streets of Berlin in the midst of the June breeze was perhaps the most eye-opening experience of my life. My German-hungry mind, and my paternal relatives’ lack of English seemed like the perfect ingredients for an educational summer well spent. We would sit leisurely on...

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