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  •                 With a Chipotle burrito warming my hand, the bus driver turned the key to the ignition, and the grey hound bus was inching its way away from our families that we would see, after what we hoped to be a fun, action packed week. Six hours went by, my legs were beginning to cramp and...

  • First time out of the country and I was petrified. My parents weren't accompanying me, I had no idea how to fill out the customs form (what is a customs form anyway??), I was bound to forget to take my malaria pills, and a third-world country seemed all too daunting for a little 17 year old girl...

  • Going on a cruise was better than I expected. I was sixteen at the time of this cruise. My family arived at the port and I said to my mom, 'Me and the water are not going to work together...' She informed me the cruise ship was a wonderful ship, and I was going to LOVE it.  However, I did not like...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Japan, also known as, The Land of the Rising Sun, is a destination that I will never forget.  This trip took place the summer of 2007 and started in San Francisco, CA.  I was accompanied by my father, stepmother, brother and sisters.  Originally, the trip was supposed to be for the summer, until...

    Tags: Asia, Japan
  • For me, a vacation or trip is a time to explore and learn new things. It’s a time to build memories. One of my most amazing and life-changing adventures occurred when I traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana with my Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) youth group this past summer.       The...

  • I believe that Fate had deliberately predetermined, through a maze of calamities, the very hour that our eyes would get to see our dream come true. Fate had thrown every roadblock in our path that it could, flight delays, lost luggage, bodily injuries and even a bomb threat at the airport. What did...

  • Last year, I went to India for my cousin's wedding. However, within a week of arrival, my grandfather suffered a massive stroke and was placed in a city hospital. When we went to visit him, I remember reading a sign written large golden letters across the wall that said 'health is the greatest...

    Tags: Asia
  • While my friends traveled to Disneyland and Sea World, my parents were treating my brother and me to lunches in Europe and dinners in Asia. Traveling within America didn’t interest my father very much. Yet, out of all of the travels, it was our failed journey of the South that is most remembered...

  • I sat in the very back of a small plane out of Duluth, Minnesota. My ticket read seat 2A, but the flight attendant asked my family to move due to weight distribution on the plane. So much for a good view out of the window with no plane wing in sight. I sipped on ginger ale to calm my stomach after...

  • One of  my most interesting trips was that to Florida. I was going all by myself to visit my dad and I was about 11 years of age. I am not used to flying much, but I was excited and scared to go. It was a really big step for me to go all alone without any family having strange people tell me what...

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