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  • My earliest childhood vacation memories all include a game of mini golf. My Mother made it her quest to find a mini golf course in every state we have visited. A few of the places we have played were; on top of a building in Kauai, in a hotel located in Casper, Wyoming and at Disney World. As we...

  • I wrote this post over the summer during my one-month stay in Uganda, Africa. As a seventeen-year-old photographer, I had the opportunity to live in an apartment on site of an orphanage in Uganda this past summer. It was my third time returning to Uganda. The goal of my trip was to photograph and...

  • Last summer, when I went on a family trip, was the BEST summer of my entire life. The memory of that special vacation is forever imprinted into my memory… and I smile to myself as I sweetly reveal my story to you. When my parents first told me that we were going on a family vacation I just—...

  • Dr. Sadat arrives home from a long day of work. Greeted by his family, he settles into his favorite spot in the Persian-styled family room. The evening news is switched on, and a gloomy light fills the room as ABC, CBS, or Fox delivers a seemingly endless string of events to the Sadat family's ears...

  • My brother and I took advantage of our dual citizenship to visit my mother’s family in Trinidad and Tobago.  Beginning our journey in April we travelled all day before finally reaching the island.  We don’t see my relatives from Tobago a lot, so spending time with family there became top priority...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •         WORLD CUP – WE DANCED IN THE FOUNTAIN   I looked back at my mom while I descended the stairs to meet with my group and could see the tears in her eyes.  She probably knew more than I did in that moment that her baby girl would come home a different person with memories that...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Greasy takeout, kung-fu, and Jackie Chan are some of the stereotypes that come to mind when most people think of Chinese culture. Being of Chinese heritage, however, I have experienced the true essence of Chinese culture, especially so this past July when I visited Beidaihe, a seaside city in...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Ever since I was five, my family has owned a sailboat. We started with a cramped 22-foot long skipper, but after years of growing ambitions and a growing family, we worked our way up to the 35-foot Catalina we have today. Her name is Noeta, meaning No Estimated Time of Arrival (A name my dad found...

  • Panama City Beach (PCB) offers more than what the stereotype says; besides the beautiful ocean and delicious cuisine, PCB supports wildlife preservation with St. Andrews State park and the local military with its Naval Base and Tyndall Air Force Base. QUARTER FINALIST 2013 FTF TEEN TRAVEL...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  • Not many kids my age (sixteen) can say that they have been to a foreign country for six weeks without their parents, but I can. During the summer of 2010, my brother and I traveled across the world to visit Vienna, Austria for six weeks, no parents allowed. That was seriously the best summer ever...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring

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