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  • For as long as I can remember, the house on Kentucky Lake has always been my family’s second home.  It’s not on the actual lake, but on a little side river called Jonathan Creek.   My entire family, from my grandparents to my youngest cousin, goes for an entire week.  Activities range from golfing...

  •      When I was first told that me and everyone on my mother's side of the family (all eighteen of us) were going on a weeklong cruise to Alaska over summer, I was less than pleased. It had always been one of my grandmother's dreams to go to Alaska and she was ecstatic to take us along. Everybody...

  • We are somewhere 30,000 feet over the French countryside and La Vie en Rose is playing on my iPod. For me, this is a moment I have waited for my whole life... Paris. Just the word evokes a magical picture in my mind of palaces, painters and baguettes. Now I, a 15-year-old from Cleveland, am...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  • On July 5th, 2007, our plane touched down in Ben-Gurion Airport near the city of Tel Aviv. My family and I traveled to Israel for one of the biggest events of my childhood, my Bar Mitzvah. A Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ceremony that serves as a transition between childhood and adulthood....

  • 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
  • My dad and I had decided to stay behind an extra day. His travel points got us a free hotel in Rome and we slept in style. The wide soft bed was certainly nice after a week’s worth of budget inns complete with a limited hot water supply; however, what was lacking in our five star accommodations...

  • The first thing people think of when they hear the word "Oregon" is rain.  Dreary, drizzly, non-stop bleariness Oregon. In contrast, I picture the white-crested waves of the Lincoln City Beach, the snow-dusted slopes of Mount Hood, the cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, and sky-...

    Tags: Exploring, Oregon, USA
  •                                The Trip that Almost Didn't Happen Two years had passed and not one other student from the school had signed up for the 10 day Andalusia trip to Spain through EF Tours. I made flyers and made announcements to the student body inviting them to travel to Spain. There...

    Tags: Europe
  • The trip to Austin was exciting, funny, loud, emotional, and hot. After working our way to the top in Area, our Percussion Ensemble received the gold medal and the green light to advance to State. Aside from the fact that on the way to Austin the buses broke down in 100 degree weather, the...

  • “Good morning, sir. Which breakfast would you like?” I awoke and blinked a few times to adjust my eyes to the dimly lit, glowing, fluorescent lights of the Boeing 777. As the other uniformed flight attendants gently woke the rest of the sleeping passengers, I responded “uhh, the warm breakfast,...

    Tags: Europe, France

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