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  •   The anticipation of traveling aboard hit me as I left the car, waved, and said my goodbyes. Just a mere two hours ago, I was giving a graduation speech and reminiscing about how great middle school had been.  Now I was walking into the Philadelphia International Airport, getting ready to...

  • As a family camping is our go to vacation. It’s the time of summer we can forget the rest of society, whether it be school, work, or the neighbors, it’s the period of time we can all turn off the phones and enjoy nature. Camping also gives us, as a family, a chance to bond and enjoy each other’s...

  • /*-->*/ On June 18, 2008, I embarked on a journey that would change my life. I arrived at the airport around nine that morning, knowing little about the change that was soon to come. I bade my parents farewell and boarded Delta flight 1680. That was the last time I saw New Mexico the way I...

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  • On spring break of 2011, my senior year, my family and I went on a mission trip to Guatemala. It was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever been on. We went to provide medical, humanitarian, and relational assistance for various villages in country.  One of the villages that we went...

  • People from around the world come to see just this event alone. Hundreds, even thousands of people travel the globe just to see the Ephrata Cloister, and many of them don't even get to see this single, magnificent event! This is most definitely an event you should see before you get old. I was born...

  • During the summer of 2009-2010, I discovered a summer program that focused on researching marine mammals.  When I looked into the camp, I found out that only nine students were chosen to go, and this year the group would be going to Round Island here in Alaska.  Naturally, I was intrigued and...

  • The biggest fear I had about visiting my hometown for the first time in seven years was that nothing would ever be able to live up to the idea of San Francisco that I had created in my head. I had cobbled together the vision of a dream town from the stories my parents used to tell me and the...

  •    I now understand why people go to New York to try to fulfill their dreams. New York just has that special “it” factor. It makes you feel like you can do anything and be anything. Like when you look up and see those huge skyscrapers touching the clouds, or watch the actors on Broadway singing...

  • One of my favorite traveling experiences is when my family drive down to Eureka California for my Aunt Eko’s wedding. On the way to Eureka we stopped a lot along the Oregon and Californian coast. It was so beautiful. All the seaweed on the rocks looked so green and slimy and they added to the...

  • How many people can raise their hand and confirm that they have been to France? Take a look around; there are more than you would think. And most of those people? They could probably spout some paragraph verifying that their journey was extremely educational, that they learned so much in France,...

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