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  • A blanket of scorching heat envelops my body, as I sit trapped inside a small boxy room. Water sizzles and sprays up over a fire of burning coals. No, this is not a horror movie, but yet an experience one may call “the most extreme.”  I’m inside a Finnish sauna. My host sister’s goal is to get the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to explore the world.  I was always interested in meeting new people and embracing their culture.  I have wanted to travel to different exotic places all my life.  I want to understand the lives of other people  and what its like to "walk a...

  • When you are adhered to the same general vicinity for seventeen years, you develop an enormous comfort zone with a slight curiosity for the world around you. In my personal case, that curiosity is giant rather than slight. In March of 2012, I traveled to New York City. While there, I took a...

  • It must have been the streudl. Flaky and sweet one bite, chewy and savory the next -- each bite seemed to be better than the last, a lot like the different cities my friends, family and I visited this summer. I was nominated for a Global Youth Leadership Conference last fall (2010), and I,...

    Tags: Europe
  • The Jersey Shore is known all around the United States (and not just for the television show). It is a beautiful, fun place lined with boardwalks that cannot be found anywhere else. It is THE vacation spot on the east coast!             Tourists flock to the shore during the summer season; it...

    Tags: USA
  • Millions of people travel around the world everyday. Where are they going? Who are they with? Each traveler tells their own story. My trip to Big Bear, California meant a lot to me for three reasons. One, everything went almost perfectly which is unusual in my family. Two, it changed the way I had...

  • First off, I live in an urbanized area in central Pomona. A lot of people who live closely, and/or hear upon news stories that Pomona may be a dangerous/unhealthy place to visit; but I disagree. I have lived in Pomona for the past 10+ years, and I have an entirely different perspective on the...

  • Las Vegas is a glitzy and glamorous city. My Mom, Dad, brother and I flew on an airplane from Allegiant Airlines to the destination. Outside our airplane window was a kaleidoscope of colors from the bright Vegas lights. We had worked so hard and were finally here! We made it to our hotel and...

  • Our trip to Washington, D.C. was one of the most memorable and informative family vacations we have ever taken because of all the fun and eye opening experiences.  We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Crime Scene Investigation...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • The day I heard my Uncle Jerry moved from San Diego, CA to Great Falls, MT, I was a bit disappointed. Visiting him in San Diego was a blast! Then My dad then told me we were going to take a vacation to Montana to see him. However, first we were going to stay in a condo in Bozeman, MT. As my Uncle...

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