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  • I have been very fortunate in my life and have gotten to travel to many places around the world. All my travel experiences have helped me grow as a person. However, one specific trip exceeds the others. Last summer my family and I spent two weeks traveling Europe. We spent a week in London at my...

    Tags: Europe
  • The last vacation I went on I was fifteen and the whole family was going, so I wasn't too excited. We went to Yellowstone for five days with my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We borrowed my aunt's car to use while traveling. On the way it was kind of crowded in the car, but as soon as we...

  • The jeep barreled through the winding mountain path on its way to the top of the mountain. To those of us inside, which included my great aunt, mother, brother, and me, it felt as though we were riding on a roller coaster. As we swayed from side to side, my mother worried that we would be thrown...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • “How do you see Cameroon?”, the natives would ask me. An entire countryside of peaks, hills, and divots, lathered in a patten of brilliant green and deep brown rendered words insufficient to capture the beauty of it all. We traveled through the countryside on roads made purely of dirt that turned...

    Tags: Africa
  • The greatest trips are the unexpected ones. This was the case for my family in April 2012. We were headed back home from a youth convention in New Orleans, Louisiana when we decided to visit family in Mississippi. After we left from their home, we went and stopped on the beach. It was our first...

  • As far as trips go, mine was quite long. I spent five years of my life in Okinawa, Japan. It was amazing. Setting aside the fact that I was there as a military dependent and went to schools on base, the trip was quite meaningful to me. This may be due to the fact that it was some of the most...

    Tags: Asia
  • Throughout the beginning of my high school career I never really knew where I fit in. I’d had my troubles through my freshman year of high school, and I guess you could say I was ready to give up, and just be done with life. But then I got the opportunity of a lifetime: Seven months after the...

  • When I think of Mission Impossible 2010, the most outstanding feature that comes to mind was my amazing experience with 27 Girl Scouts from all over the United States and my five crazy counselors. Spending two weeks with these amazing women helped me to realize that the most important part of...

  • Teenagers are spiteful little things, to be sure. Trust me, I know. We adore seeing our parents go through trouble after all they put us through. That's why, on one extremely hot day, I was grinning maliciously at my dad. One half expected me to grow a pair of horns and a tail. Now, why was I...

    Tags: Europe
  •  In the winter of 2005, my Grandmother on my mother’s side invited me to travel with her to Guerrero Negro, Mexico to see the whales that travel there to lagoons in order to mate and give birth to their young. I excitedly accepted the invitation and we were scheduled to meet our tour guides in San...

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