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  • All through my life, I have had a passion to travel. I have been very fortunate to travel to many parts of the United States, and beyond. Through my travels, I have dealt with flight delays and cancelations, damaged baggage, family conflicts, and car problems.  These ups and downs have shaped my...

    Tags: Asia
  • I stepped out of the Alexander Hotel onto the silent streets of a dimly lit Dizzengof Street as adrenaline coursed through my veins; the clock told me it was 2 AM in Tel Aviv, Israel as I climbed into a van with my family to climb the glorious Mount Masada. I was determined to climb all 1,300 ft....

  • Many would wonder why a redheaded family from Wisconsin would decide to plot an entire trip to Georgia in the beginning of August, and to be honest, I don’t think we knew either as we were planning the vacation.  But when I got to Savannah, Georgia, I realized the beauty of this great state, and...

  • Through an erupting volcano, a multitude of odd night stays, and airplane delays, the time before our arrival had been a journey in itself. Although, looking back it made my trip to Uruguay even more special.  It was myself, my mother and father, and a group of about 15 others that made our way...

  • My family and I have a tendency to go on very long road trips, pulling our pop-up trailer behind a large van. Though we live in Virginia, we drove to Alaska and back, with many stops in between one year. Another year we went up to Maine and through eastern Canada and a few years ago we went across...

  • Okay, so California isn’t that exotic a destination.  In your mind, anyway.  I assure you, however, that for a teenager in Alaska who has never traveled independently before, it was a monumental experience. Travel was something I’ve always wanted to do.  My parents did a lot of traveling when I was...

  • The in-flight movies had ended and the television screens were showing a map of the Atlantic Ocean and small airplane that was supposed to represent the jet I was sitting in. Trying to tell myself that small decal was me and below me was an ocean that I had only traced on a globe was near to...

    Tags: Europe
  •                 Some people might think that a campus tour is something trivial and tiring, but I think that it is something exciting and intriguing. My campus tour to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin had to be one of the most memorable things that I have done this summer. I remember being...

  • This time, there wasn’t a mad dash to get off the bus for food.  This time, the words “I have to use the bathroom!!!” weren’t being screamed or yelled.  This time, we all had tears in our eyes, a stench to our clothes, a slower walk, and memories that will last us more than a lifetime.  This time,...

  •   The best trip I have ever taken in my life was to Europe. I spent 3 days in Spain after my freshman year of high school. My Spanish teacher organized the trip through EF Tours. I will never in my life forget the things I saw and learned while I was there. We went from Columbus to Chicago to...

    Tags: Europe

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