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  • The summer of 2005 was just like any summer. It was hot, humid, and the excitement about the annual family trip lingered in the air. The details of these trips were usually kept secret until a month or so before we actually, but this time the trip was too great to keep a secret. We were going to...

  •                 Getting up at 4:00am to go to the Airport is not what I had in mind for my first week of summer vacation. Stuck next a bickering couple on a small airplane for 9 hours just solidified my negative attitude about my 2 week family vacation in Montana. Free wifi, my Ipod and my phone...

  • Leaving the air-conditioned airplane after landing in the capital of Tripoli, I was embraced by the heat. Looking around I saw the scattered graveyard of skeletal aircrafts from past wars in nearby empty fields.  Following the line of passengers, they led me to and through the sterile airport; it’s...

    Tags: Africa
  • HONK! HONK! HOOOOONK! “Don’t you see the stop light is red?!? That means don’t walk!!! Stupid people…” The taxi driver screeched at the seemingly unfazed pedestrians.  The mobs of foot trekkers continued to swarm around and among the passing taxis, ignoring the blaring horn and angry shouts. The...

  • When I first stepped off the Carnival Pride cruise ship that I had been on for the last several days, the stunning beaches and resorts of Ocho Rios surrounded me. I had arrived in a lavish, picturesque country that was by far one of the most beautiful places I had ever encountered in my travels....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Traveling to (and around) New York City is a daunting task. Writing about it is even harder.What’s there to say about New York that hasn’t already been said? From the Jazz Age to modern day, dreamers and schemers alike have pilgrimaged to that center of culture itself, documenting their travels in...

  • I had always wanted a “real” volunteer experience and so, after three years of saving and a dream I thought would never be true, I was now sleeping in the jungle of Chiang Mai, Thailand with my sister, best friend, and three half wild elephants. I was a world away from my usual life – only a...

  • My summer entering Sophmore year was the best ever! I finally get a chance to visit the most spectacular summer camp that you could ever imagine. That summer I got to visit Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania. I had never traveled by myself before and this was my first time without my parents. I knew it...

  • My family and I decided to go to Colorado for spring break this year. Why Colorado? Beats me, but it sure was fun! When I first found out about it, I was super excited because I had only ever been in Minnesota or New York, so needless to say Colorado was something new! But shortly after finding...

  • Spring 2006 I had a very official looking letter arrive at my house with my name printed on it. I opened it and it offered me the wonders of Europe. I had been selected to represent America by traveling to Europe for twenty days because I was recommended or because of my outstanding academic...

    Tags: Europe

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