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  • After two years of raising money, planning and practice, we had finally made it. The Shawnee Mission West High School marching band landed in London, England, just two days after Christmas 2011. Officially, we were in London to march in the New Years Day Parade, but we were also there to...

  • For ten days during the summer of ‘13, living with the locals and 6 girls I barely knew in the quaint village of Uvita on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, I breathed fresh air.HONORABLE MENTION 2014 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPInhale.And I’m hanging onto a rope, 85 feet in the air, with my...

  • Before January 2010, I had not traveled outside the state of California or on an airplane. Both my parents migrated from the country of Guatemala to the United States to find opportunity that was lacked in their country. On January 29, 2010 my dad passed away. Unfortunately, he was visiting...

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  • Africa is where life began. The deserts embody the hot forges of creation, the whole continent the fiery womb of the human race.  My family and I recently journeyed back to this land of our species’ origin; more specifically, the country of Morocco. A ferry carried us across the Strait of Gibraltar...

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  • The Breathtaking Beauty     “Buckle your seat belts and prepare for take-off,” belted the intercom on the airplane. My family and I were headed to Bow, New Hampshire, a small town nestled between Concord and Manchester. Even though my cousins do not live way out in the country, it felt like it...

  • Well one time my family, which included my sister, my dad, my mom, and I took a family trip to Monterrey, Mexico to go visit our family (my moms side) and to have fun. It was a time none of us were going to forget. It all started when we arrived in Monterrey and we were coming out of the bus. We...

  •       To travel means to go from one place to another, have fun on trips and tours, to see a change that will last a life time. I too have traveled, it was no ordinary journey, but a little something called a mission trip, only it was not as small as one may think, rather much more of an experience...

  • When I was around six years old my mom took a trip to NY. Before she left she promised me that for my 16th birthday she would allow me to travel anywhere I desired (so long as it remained in the United States). I kept her to that promise and am finally here.   It is my first time ever in the city...

  •                   "It will help me become a more rounded individual...I would hate to go to college without and real travel experience...It will give us some great mother-daughter time...You always said you wanted to go back to New York... If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere." This was...

  • Some people travel to the most amazing places and learn so much from different cultures and different experiences that they have. The most amazing travel experience that I had was in the summer of 2008 when I was 16 years old. My family and I went on a Disney Cruise but it wasn’t your typical...

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