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  • Being a military child, I get the opportunity to travel quite a bit. I have visited all over the world, lived in exciting places, and taken many vacations to places I never thought I would. Out of all the vacations that I have taken, my favorite was to Garmisch, Germany. It was five years ago, in...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • Most teenagers are on a constant search for who they are and with me, it was no different.  But adding two countries, one transatlantic migration and three cultures fused together never made my search any easier. I was born in the Middle East, raised in Southern Lebanon. My family and I came to the...

  • The cool breeze flickers in the air, momentarily relieving my skin from the scorching sun. As we follow our tour guide, I notice how perfectly the tree’s green leaves complement the blue sky. I snap a picture with one thought in my mind: this place is too peaceful to be a concentration camp. I...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • It was the trip that my sister and I were dreading yet at the same time, also welcoming. It was the trip to our father's homeland, Croatia. Our youthful eyes and hearts were eager to return back to the place where we spent our childhood summers, but our teenage minds were dreading the month we...

    Tags: Europe
  • Chicago: An Urban Adventure My home town is Chicago. I’ve lived there all my life and still do. Chicago is a great place for people to visit because of its diversity and many things to do. It is the third largest city in the U.S. with a population of about 2.7 million living inside the city....

  • Owase is a serene fishing town nestled comfortably in southern Mie prefecture on Japan’s eastern coast, surrounded by towering mountains and twisting rivers. Although Owase is the rainiest place in all of Japan, its small town charms and lovely scenery offer an incredible perspective on rural Japan...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • This was it! I was leaving everything I understood to travel to a place about which I knew very little. And so, as I glanced back at my family one last time, waving goodbye, my adventure began. 73 hours, 2 layovers, an AFS exchange student orientation, and 3 bus rides later; I arrived at the place...

  • Traveling in France and Italy brought excitement and adventure into my life. It is an experience that is unforgettable, where memories of trekking through the ruins of Pompeii and climbing the EiffelTower are everlasting. The school planned trip gave me the opportunity to learn more about different...

    Tags: Europe
  • In July of 2007, my family and family friends traveled all the way from Florida to Italy for two long weeks.  For our first ten days in Italy we were on a guided tour with groups of other families that took us to all of the very popular tourist spots in Italy.  For the rest of our trip we...

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    Tags: Caribbean

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