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  • On the first day of school, friends and teachers present the same question over and over: What did you do this summer?  Honestly, I’m weary of supplying the same dull response: I took a road trip to Chicago through historic Route 66 with my two sisters, future brother-in-law, uncle, and his two...

  • Take a bite of the Big Apple simply and cheaply. Contrary to popular belief, it’s quite possible. Take the initiative and make this trip your own. I explored Manhattan. My advice: Think like a resident. Buy a weekly Metro card—I made the mistake of paying as I went. You’ll use the Metro card...

  • Bing.  You Got Mail.  Potential Grand Prize Winner?  It has to be a hoax.  There I was sitting in front of a computer that told me, my screen play had been selected and I had won a trip to Los Angeles.  Me? Out of thousands of applicants, me? There I stood, trembling.  Never before had I seen a...

  •     When my aunt Laura called from Canada and asked if my sister and I could visit, I did not know what to think. Going somewhere, completely new for the first time can be hard. My sister and I were traveling as minors, so that was also a struggle. During the flight, I met this lady that took so...

  • Traveling with a large family is always accompanied by various quirks. My family is certainly not immune to these slight disturbances on a trip. Every summer, eleven members of my family cram into two vans and drive to the Key Marathon, Florida. There we join fourteen additional family members for...

  • It has always been my dream to travel to "The City of Light", and in 2010 I got my chance! My school offered a trip to France using Promé Tour company. For a reasonable price, my classmates and I were able to tour Paris’s most famous landmarks. After a 7-hour flight from JFK International Airport,...

  • My personal travel experience is very unique. I do not recall many who have done what my family and I do. In place of our family union, every fall my family gets together for a tradition. This tradition is to make homemade applebutter. Being that my family is widespread throughout the U.S., we...

  •   Summer after freshman year of high school, still so young and curious about the world I got the opportunity of a lifetime. On a whim I applied for a summer abroad to Australia. I was accepted and within 6 months, and on a plane by myself to fly across the world. It was the best experience of my...

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  •      A journey to our future! It was October 13, 2011 just before dawn when my alarm had gone off; finally the trip to our future was here. I anxiously jumped out of bed got dressed, brushed my teeth and fixed my hair, then quickly rushed out the door to pick up my girlfriend. I arrived at her...

  • Chaos had flooded the already poor, small island country of Haiti, and they needed (as they do now) America’s help. At age 15, I went to Haiti naïve and ready to do “a good deed” but came back with a broken heart for not only the people I spent one week with, but for every person like them. On my...

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