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  • This past June, my parents decided to take my brother and I on a two week vacation to explore the medieval towns in Germany and the ancient streets of Italy. On day nine of our exploration, we took a train to spend the day in Naples, Italy. Our expectations were high because of the good comments...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • My family and I go on a camping trip every summer to Summersville Lake, West Virginia.  When I say family it means my huge, crazy, mountaineer loving, extended family that comes from all over.  Over the years, we have all fallen in love with Summersville Lake and the beauty of the area.  we go to...

  • In the spring of my freshman year, I was able to go to China with my high school band. The experience was unforgettable and amazing. From the people and living styles, to the traffic and ways of driving, everything was exceptionally different. I never expected it to be the same or necessarily...

    Tags: Asia
  • You work your way through a mango, then discard the seed. Now you have tiny strings between your teeth, provided you just had the supermarket fake-out experience. Genuine fruit is found in the tropics. Thailand is a beautiful country in Asia with heavenly versions of many common fruits. Wild...

  • It was a sunny afternoon in Domaso, Lago di Como, also known as Lake Como, Italy.  The wind blew through my sail, and we continued to cross towards the source of the wind.  This was the 3rd day of our Italy vacation, and we were finally getting into the swing of things.  We usually go...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • During the summer of 2008 I traveled to the Choctaw Reservation located in Mississippi.  My church goes there every summer to teach Vacation Bible School to the Choctaw children for a week.  Before we go we have to raise money, attend meetings, and volunteer.  That part alone taught me about...

  • 'Well, you could have taken a mule,' stated my mother. This all started on our trip to the Mediterranean, on a cruise. We were riding on a boat traveling from Mt. Oya to Santorini, Greece. 'There are three ways to travel up to the top of the city,' explained our tour guide, 'by mule up a path, by...

    Tags: Europe
  • I don't look good at four in the morning. Actually, one could debate if I look good at any hour, but I will even agree that four in the morning is not the best time for me to be going anywhere. Four in the morning is a sacred time meant for one thing and one thing only, and if I am awake, then that...

  • It was the spring of 2009 and summer was just around the corner. Around this time, my sister and I are used to my dad coming up with some great extravagant plan for a summer vacation. One year it was renting a house on a beach in Florida, another was going to Costa Rica for a couple weeks, and this...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   Winter Park is big city Orlando’s little slice of small town. Nestled into an epicenter of tourism is a place where you can enjoy what Florida has to offer in a quieter and less amusement-park oriented manner. Established in 1882, Winter Park is equipped with a rich history, tasty restaurants...

    Tags: USA

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