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  • On a dimly Saturday morning I awoke deep in the wilderness. My first thought was the cold. It seeped past my skin and chilled me to the bone. My tent-mate was still asleep, but I shook her awake as it was time to start the hike. We were in the San Bernadino National Forest and we were about to...

  • Cozumel, Mexico.  Home of amazing food,  great people, severe rain storms and three completely lost America citizens, with that winning combination, what could possibly go wrong?  I’ve never been a huge fan of boats.  I’ve always believed anything you can learn on water, you can learn much better...

  •             This past summer, 2009, we knew that we would be going on vacation the first week of June, but we had no idea where until, about two weeks before we were going to leave, my mom decided it would be neat to go to Greece.  My parents started looking at expenses and figured out that, with...

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  • I did it! I did it! I convinced my parents to send their fifteen year old daughter to Europe! I couldn't believe it!  It was all really happening; the luggage, the tickets, the passport, I was on my way to England, France, and Italy with my drama troupe!  I lay in bed all night awake, practically...

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  • Squinting against the midday sun, I breathed in the sweltering, Italian air; grateful for each meager gust of tobacco flavored wind. The soles of my flip-flops stuck to the freshly melted tar on the pavement. My art teacher, Miss Aliffi, shooed away an overly friendly street peddler as the rest...

  • In April of 2007, I went to Playa Herradura, Costa Rica. This trip was amazing -- the beautiful beaches, interesting animals, and unique jungles made my trip spectacular. Costa Rica is known for its ecotourism so naturally my trip was centralized around wildlife. The animals I saw were incredible!...

  • I had never been in England before. Rarely had I ever travelled without my parents in the past either. Yet both these situations somehow came together in my trip to London this summer with my brother.  There, we played the roles of typical tourists, oohing and aahing at sights that the locals...

  • On June 10th, 2012, I began my journey to Boston for the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine. I have traveled to many cities and villages in and out of the United States; however, I knew this trip was going to be different from any other that I had taken before. It is essential (...

  •   I’m a sidekick using, computer abusing, shopping is so soothing kind of girl. So when my father asked me if I wanted to take a road trip with him down to Prairie, Alabama for a family reunion I must have been half sleep. There was no way; I mean absolutely no way, that I’d ever agree to do that....

  • Hurling through the air at speeds defying logic, twisting, turning, flipping upside down, then careening down terrifying heights, screaming until your lungs burn, is not my idea of fun.  Roller coasters have never been a big pull to me.  Why would anyone want to put themselves through that on...

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