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  • Germany   One of the perks of having a sister who is serving in the United States Army is being able to visit the different places around the world where she is stationed. In May of 2008 I was fortunate enough to visit her in the 7th most visited travel destination in the world, that is, Germany....

    Tags: Europe
  • My family had been planning a vacation to the East Coast for over a year. On August 24th, 2010, seven of us left for a two-week road trip, crammed into a ten-passenger van. We spent most of the time in the states of New Hampshire and Maine. After seeing everything we wanted to in New Hampshire, we...

  •                 Every kid has a dream; dreams are inevitable. Dreams can be about anything and they don’t just have to happen while you are sleeping. To dream is your way to see the world the way you want it to, to feel things you have never felt, and to be the person you want to be. How many...

  • For my high school graduation present my father, sister, and I went up to California for a week to visit my cousins. The last time I went up there was when I was about five years old and our family had gone to Disneyworld. Of course, I remembered Disneyworld- after all, it’s the most magical place...

  •                 Being in a military family all my life, I never appreciated the opportunities I had over others to travel to places many people only dream to go. I was envious of other children who stayed in the same place their whole life, being able to grow strong, long-lasting relationships...

  •   John Muir once said, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” Never have I believed that there was a national park out there to be so memorable and amazing as I have heard. However, as we ascended up...

  • I step off the oversized chartered bus and I am floored. I am standing outside Auschwitz 1. The misty, cold air gave me an eerie sense. It is the middle of June 2009. My classmates and myself are on a trip around Europe. We have already traveled through Germany and the Czech Republic and we are now...

    Tags: Europe
  • When others ask what my favorite part of my trip to China was, people probably expect me to say “seeing pandas in Chengdu” or “visiting my birthplace,” but my mind immediately flashes back to what I believe is the happiest place on earth: Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (http://www.chinaorphans...

  •   I couldn’t believe it when my parents actually signed the paper to allow me to go to Washington D.C. by myself! Well, not by myself, with a club at my school. There were sixteen of us; three chaperones, six seniors, four juniors, and three sophomores. I was a junior. I had two good friends that...

  • You know how in the Hidden Valley Ranch commercials there’s that little town where everyone is happy and eats their vegetables? Well, substitute chocolates and Hawaiian ice for vegetables and you’ve arrived in the Land of Love.   semi FINALIST 2013 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP...

    Tags: Ohio, USA

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