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  • Have you ever stood utterly amazed by a breathtaking landscape or been absolutely inspired by a work of art?  If you haven’t, close your eyes and envision yourself standing before Stonehenge, one of the world’s famed architectural mysteries. Or perhaps, you can imagine standing opposite the Mona...

    Tags: Europe
  •  It was the summer of 2006, I was 12. My family was vacationing at the Bahamas: the last day, the last slide. This trip, I would soon find out, was one not likely to be forgotten. I heard screaming from inside and was itching to get into the action. I sat down on my tube and waited for the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • See you later Florida! I'm outta here! Boarding my flight from Orlando was the most highly anticipated moment of my life. I was leaving home to meet family I had never seen before! Not only was I going to meet family, but I was also visiting sunny California! Hollywood! The movie stars! Being an...

  • I grew up camping and love visiting the wild, smelling the fresh air, and embarking on adventures in the woods. Many times a year my family and I would grab some sleeping bags and our oldest, hole-filled clothes and head out to stake our tent at a camping ground. My favorite camping expeditions...

  • The first trip I ever been on without parents was to Florida. Although there were no parents, there were still teachers and phones (for parents to call). The school was hosting a biology trip called World Stride which involved other schools from around the country. The purpose was to help us...

  •      My glasses fog up as the glass airport doors open, allowing the humidity to surround me. I stumble out of the airport, suprised at the intense weather. I notice how lush and green and beautiful this part of Cancun is. I slide into a cab with my mother and her friend, Omni Resort our...

  • 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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  • ITALIA!  The most beautiful country on Earth and I was going there in a few weeks. I was traveling with my god-mother, sister, and cousins. I was so ecstatic and I was determined to make my first trip out of the country my best. In the weeks before we took off, I researched everything I could...

  • I was in Beijing, China spending two months of the summer of 2006 learning Mandarin through a program I had applied to and learning the art of dumpling making from the host family I stayed with. It was my first time staying in a foreign country without my parents and with the added element of...

    Tags: Asia

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