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  • From the moment I know the trip has been planned, my mind anticipates the relaxation, and when I see the low, aquamarine median wall out of the car window on U.S. 1, I know I’m close. Salt water creeks emerge on either side of the road, and soon after, the bay is visible. Driving through Key Largo...

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    Tags: Asia
  • Everyone knows that a vacation at the beach is bound to bring sunburns, memories, and sand in places where it shouldn’t be.  My family and I recently visited California where we stayed at a small coastal town called Avila Beach.  Avila Beach is known for its small, safe environment along with its...

  • Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship               About eight months ago, I took the most memorable trip of my life to Washington, D.C.               About eight months ago, I took the most memorable trip of my life to Washington, D.C. with the most unique people...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • A simple camping trip? I can handle that, I thought to myself as my parents told me we were going to camp on our trip to Yellowstone National Park to save some money. We started out our trip like we do all of our trips by loading up the car and driving to our destination. We drove all day and...

  • The Trip        On June 21st 2011, I embarked on a month-long vacation back to my home state of Connecticut, as well as my first visit to the town of Cape Cod. The night before, I had been so excited that I barely slept. The plane rides to Bradley International Airport were agonizingly long...

  • When I Was 16...       I haven't been here since I was 18 months old. Everything is different, the smells, tastes, views, even the way they measure things! Right now I'm in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany in line with my dad at the grocery store standing next to an old women who speaks nothing but...

  • Miles upon miles of prodigious mountains, royal blue oceans, bustling night markets, and family love really can fit in the tiny country of Taiwan .  Nine years have passed since I last visited my family in Taiwan .  Feelings of excitement bubbled up inside when my mom saved tickets for a three week...

    Tags: Asia
  • In the spring of junior year, I had the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with a high school from Calabria, Italy. This two week stay in Italy confirmed that I want to continue my Italian studies at the college level. I had a student my age stay with my family for two weeks. We...

  • The whole vacation started because of a quip from my cousin Becky (no actual blood relation, but as far as I’m concerned you don’t have to be related to be family): “We should all go on a cruise together for spring break.” After over a year of debating whether or not a cruise would be affordable...

    Tags: Caribbean

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