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  • Traveling is something that I love to do. To visit new places, see new people, taste new foods, and learn new cultures. But the trip that changed me the most wasn't in another state or country. A museum or some type of historical site; it was in my own neighborhood. I live in Maywood, Il, right...

  • The summer of my junior year I had the privilege of going on a trip with other students from my school to Costa Rica and Panama through the program Ecoteach, whose focus is hands on ecological conservation and volunteerism. Costa Rica is known for its rich biodiversity and eco tourism. The focus of...

  •   When my United States History teacher, Mr. Davis, had told us at the beginning of the year that he takes all of the A.P. students to Monterey, California, I was dreading it.  Going with forty students on a camping trip for three days and two nights seemed like a nightmare to me, a sixteen...

  • People often say they need a “change in scenery.” Usually, they mean a break from the city, or a getaway to the beach; hardly do they ever trade forests for forests. In true rebellion, my family abandoned the trees of Northern New York for the trees of Stowe, Vermont during the summer of 2013. (www...

  • Adventure Teen Tours; a trip of a life time. You pack your bags full of clothes to last you a month. Anticipation builds in the pit of your stomach as you wait for the day you ship out to your first destination. Flipping through my itinerary that faithful morning, I stepped off the plane into an...

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  • This summer I was given the opportunity to go to France by the Experiment in International living (EIS). I went with a group of thirteen people with a focus in theatre arts. This trip was the greatest and most inspiring trip of my life because I became heavily entwined with a new culture. I...

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  • In the summer of 2007, my parents and I took a trip to Romania. Landing in the city of Timisoara, I noticed that this trip was not going to be the way I had planned. The airport was extremely small, maybe the size of a Kroger, and our luggage didn’t arrive on time. We couldn’t set off for our...

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  • “No, I’m not too old to be a Girl Scout,” I told the man sitting next to me on the plane. I get tired of saying that. Before you ask, we do more than sell cookies, too. Way more in fact. At that moment I was jet set on a nine-day London and Paris Destinations trip with forty-seven of my sister...

  • Touch the World. That is what I aspired to do and what I set my mind on, the day of October 4, 2008. The slogan that was endlessly repeated in my thoughts was a result of watching video footage of an organization called Global Expeditions, which revolves around mission trips for teenagers. On this...

  •      This summer I did not go to the sandy beaches in the Bahamas or uptown England, but in only eight days I participated in a college tour that traveled back in time through eight states and back, while visiting many different historical black colleges, museums, and landmarks. My journey started...

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