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  • As a junior in high school, their are only a couple of events to look forward to -- prom and graduation. For me the only event I was excited about was a Caribbean cruise. Not only was I going to be visiting beautiful places like Cozumel, Key West, and Grand Cayman, but this vacation brought my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When I was younger my family and a friend’s family took a trip to a trip to Acapulco, Mexico. We had to get on three planes in order to get there. I was so excited because on one of the planes I got my own set of headphones to listen to the radio with.             Of course, the excitement of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Through my finals, meetings, and extracurricular activities the idea of basking in the Hawaiian sun was one of the only things keeping me going.I enjoy keeping myself busy. I am on the youth council for my city, an officer in several clubs at my high school, and a dedicated student. I take every AP...

  • My Mom walked into my room in Colorado saying, “Crystal, you have way too many things, we don’t have room for all that.” Confused, I looked down and only saw one suitcase and two shopping bags packed. Little did I know that the space available was limited; our family was traveling for who knows...

  • There was a large stone wall dividing the world of high-class Pakistanis and absolute poverty. Inside the walls was a fragile community; educated, English-speaking locals who lived in large homes and sported designer shalwar kameez, the typical outfit of choice consisting of loose trousers and a...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • My mom, sisters Ania (13) and Natalia (11), and I were going to Spain for a vacation from vacation. We had spent the last month in Poland, trying to reboot our Polish. We were going to visit my Aunt, Kasia. She was getting married soon, and we wanted to meet her fiancé, Javier. This trip was going...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the summer of 2004 I had qualified for the U.S. National Track Field Junior Olympics in Eugene, Oregon for the 800m run. My family decided to have a road trip from Orange County, California to Oregon, instead of flying there. On the way we made several sightseeing stops. The Junior Olympics is...

  • In the summer of 2006, I traveled to Paris, France with my family. It was the trip that completely changed the way in which I viewed different cultures and people from other countries. Thankfully, I was able to speak a little French when I was there because I had taken one year of French class. Of...

    Tags: Europe
  •             Between corn fields and windmills on a long stretch of wide open Highway I-90 West, chugged along our red rental mini-van. When I tell people I went to Sioux Falls, South Dakota the summer before my senior year, I get the usual puzzled stares and peculiar looks. However, not many...

  •        Family vacations are always the beginning of life long memories. When I think of family vacations I think of my trip to Disney World. I was 16 when I went to Disney World for the first time, and I have to admit that it was the best time of my life! My aunt, two cousins, and I stayed in the...

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