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  • The sun danced in the sky, on this warm summer day in Bavaria, Germany. After days of rain, the spirit of delight hung in the air, as young and old greeted the clear blue sky. This summer, was spent like many summers, visiting family in Germany. Since I was four, I have lived in the United States...

  • Kla Ha Ya!  This historical phrase is a term that has been passed down from generation to generation in the rustic, beautiful city of Snohomish.  Kla Ha Ya means “welcome” and can be found throughout Snohomish; be it on house windows, river signs, park benches, or simply in the spirit of the...

    Tags: USA, Washington
  • Imagine a school in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt with a large complex that includes a courtyard in the center, a basketball court, two tetherball poles, a swimming pool, a soccer field, tennis courts, a theatre, a cafeteria, kitchen and three floors of classrooms. The day was hot, humid, and dusty...

    Tags: Africa
  • Founded in the 1780s as a courthouse village, Spartanburg, South Carolina, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a city with something for everyone.   QUARTER FINALIST 2013 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP   Like history?  A great place to start your visit is Morgan...

  • Thursday, July 7 Tonight we begin our long journey to Arusha, Tanzania. We are leaving out of Newark and flying to Frankfurt, Germany. Then we head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will catch one last flight to Kilimanjaro. I believe going there takes about 20 hours (including layovers). I have 3 of...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • We were to depart from Dulles International Airport, at 5:00pm, and arrive at Mexico City International airport at 9:30pm. Those were the simple instructions given to my eight year old sister, my eleven year old brother and me. This was to be our first flight to Mexico by ourselves, without our...

  • It is May 2009 and the world is watching Mexico deal with the beginnings of the Swine Flu epidemic.  We were scheduled to depart for our Central American adventure on the last day of May.  Little did we know that our flight out of Austin would be the last flight to Mexico for a doomed Mexican...

  • I was recently given the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. In April 2006, I traveled to Honduras where my ancestors and family lived. During this trip I learned about the history of my family, facts about the country, how my dad grew up, more about him, and what its like to live in a...

  • I was a young Canadian- raised 14 year old journeying for the first time to the great United States. May I add that no, I was not traveling by plane but by coach bus… for three days. Where may you ask would this long journey take me? Well that’s for you to discover, shall we begin our journey...

  • This summer, I got a taste of native Hawaii. Not the resort on the beach type taste. The taste of Hana, Maui. Hana is a beautiful town on the east side of the island. From where I live in Paia, it's about a two hour drive to get there. The population of Hana is around a thousand people. There are...

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