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  •     In the spring of 2009 I went on my first real "vacation". Before that morning I had been more then five hours away from my home in Muskegon, Michigan. My whole life I had wanted a chance to explore a different part of the world I lived in and I was finally getting my chance. My plane left early...

  • This year, for our annual family reunion, we traveled to Virginia Beach to meet our family that lives there.  The plan was for all of my dad's side of the family to meet. However, due to family feuding, it was just my dad and his brother’s families because my dad's sister and my grandpa had...

  •   I had experienced something of deep, profound intensity. We had just landed in Karachi, Pakistan where the summer heat was a presence in its own right. My mother, little brother, and I had to immediately take a bus to Quetta. I sat beside my mother on the bus. The bus wasn’t first class and...

    Tags: Asia
  • Paris is a city for artists. Everyone has their own version of Paris. At the mention of the city of love some daly in daydreams of a wistful glance from a parisian lover or the fluttering of lashes hinting at flirtation from across a cafe. For the poet and the philosopher taking their coffee bitter...

  • Of all the vacation resorts to which I have been, none compare to the majestic land of the Black Hills of South Dakota. In this beautiful country we found divine sunsets, complex creatures, and breath-taking landscapes. Visitors of this magnificent wonderland will unwillingly return home with life-...

  •   Every summer my family and I always have a get away time, from bills, stress, and the worlds “problems”, in other words a vacation.  The summer of 2006 was a life changing experience; we went to the WindyCity, Chicago, Illinois. Personally, I have always heard of BIG city lights and cool weather...

  • Being raised in a middle class family, I took a lot for granted. I had grown to believe that many things in life -- ”televisions, computers, grocery stores, restaurants -- ”were customary, even necessary. But six weeks in the underprivileged Toledo District of Belize dramatically changed my...

  • July 2007- This marked my third trip to Portugal and my first time on a plane without an adult. I was off to Lisbon to visit my grandparents for three weeks sans the parentals and the drama that was consuming my social life. Life was good. My case of the butterflies was terrible as the generic “...

    Tags: Europe
  • Sometimes it takes traveling 600 plus miles away from home to be closer with the ones that you live with there. That is exactly what happened when my family decided to take a weeks vacation over spring break to Orlando, Florida, to escape the harsh and bitter cold winter of Minnesota. My brothers...

  • You know what? I just took an amazing trip to Kansas City, MO. I was there for the Academic Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), an Olympics of the Mind. Several things made this trip amazing. The Philadelphia ACT-SO team arrived in Kansas City at 11: 30 am on July 8, and...

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