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  • It’s Fourth of July weekend!  Yay!  Parades, fireworks at State Fair, sparklers, selling bracelets before the parade, picnic at church grounds, and ice cream cones—right?  Nope, not this year!  This year it was Blue Mounds State Park, bunking out in a cabin, digging for fruit in the cooler, playing...

  • Being invited to The Winter International Childrens Games was exciting. Going to Switzerland to compete in snowboarding at any time would be an honor,but at 14 with my best friend Spim (Kim) and my Dad as our coach is was almost too much to believe. We would leave Friday the 13th of February (yes...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Travel is an important part of the education of high school students; it broadens their understanding of culture and language, enriches their experiences in the classrooms by being able to say “Hey I’ve been there” or “I took a tour of that place”, and lets students experience things that other...

    Tags: Europe
  • Last year, I visited Italy for the first time. I am an Italian immigrant, coming to America when I was only six, and going back to my home country really had an amazing impact on me. I come from Calabria and the cities my parents are from are poverty stricken. I was never able to understand why...

    Tags: Europe
  • 7/17 - (11A)Up until this point, traveling to England has been an adventure that I’ve played over and over again in my mind. Now, reality has begun to set in….no cell phone, limited luggage due to airline fees, and not knowing a soul that I’m about to travel alongside. To be honest, the only thing...

  • Last March my family and I went on a week long cruise to the Caribbean islands. The ship we sailed on was the Carnival Destiny. Besides just traveling with my mom, dad and siblings we also traveled with my grandma and grandpa. The ship departed from Puerto Rico and the ports of call were St. Thomas...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • We literally hit the ground running. I can only imagine how strange it must have been to see nearly 300 student musicians and singers running through the Heathrow Airport with their all of their luggage and carry-ons, desperately trying to stay on schedule. Our London tour guides were already...

  • Have you ever been on a great trip with your family and/or friends? Well, I have. I have been to the beautiful Cayman and Jamaican Islands. I went with my family and a few of my friends. We had a blast! We started our journey on a beautiful summer evening, heading to Miami, Fl, to catch the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I recall staring into a portion of cut out ground, a hole, approximately 6 ft on each side containing several bodies. Meanwhile, the blistering sun beat down upon my shoulders while around me wild animals approached ever closer. In the distance, twin volcanoes broke the horizon, preeminent in the...

  • 'I want to bike the bridge,' I said for the twentieth time. My parents exchanged an exasperated look. 'We've already gone over this,' Dad told me.   'We're not going to ride bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge.' 'Why not?' I demanded. Our vacation in San Francisco had been interesting thus far. We...

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