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  • Over hearing my older sister's conversation with my father about her UT orientation this summer in July, I decided to rush into the room to realize I wasn't invited so i offered myself to go as my father and sister agreed to let me join them to go to Austin. I was extremely excited for the...

  • Let me tell you the history of my home town of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Bucks County!  It’s truly a cultural and historical mecca! You won’t want to miss it! We’re located under an hour’s drive from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Princeton. Quarter Finalist...

  • As we stepped out of our car and onto the gravel parking lot, I knew we were going on an adventure that was completely new to me and my family. As we waited for the Amtrak train bound for Chicago to arrive, I was very anxious and excited to travel far away out of my home state, Wisconsin. Finally,...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • It was Beijing and nearly Christmas. I remember because my body was numb all over with the cold as I desperately searched for some place warm. People walking down the street hardly seemed to mind with their light jackets. But they were used to it, I suppose. It was the people, the real Beijing that...

    Tags: Asia
  •     My family usually takes a trip to Europe every two years, because my stepdad is from Ireland and that's where his family lives. In the summer of 2010, we decided to take a side trip to France for my sixteenth birthday.   My excitement was overwhelming as my family and I stood in the Dublin...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  •       “Welcome to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!” I don’t think anyone could have said it any better. Something about the south always intrigued me. Maybe it was how people spoke slow or always had something to offer. It could have even been the fact that this place was a milestone in my childhood,...

  • Four words will strike jealousy in anyone: “I went to Hawaii.”  Yes, my spring break was spent blissfully soaking in the sun and the hang-loose atmosphere of the spectacular island of Oahu. Among the pleasant sounds of the ocean waves, the chirping birds, and the tourists’ laughter, was a sound...

  • The Dominican Republic, known by most Americans for little more than its love of baseball, produces far more people living below the poverty line than it does people who make it to the Major Leagues.  Through the Students International organization, my youth group was able to travel to the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Traveling to a new place where you have no inkling of the lifestyle that the people live, gives anyone a sense of excitement and an urge to learn more about that place. In 2008, I had the wonderful experience of traveling to the islands of Tahiti with my Polynesian dance group that I perform with....

    Tags: Pacific
  • "Its a small world after all..." these are familiar words that we all know and that have often rang through my ears throughout the past several years of my life. After moving back to the United States only the year before, our summer vacation to Duluth, Minnesota was a welcome opportunity to see...

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