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  • In the summer of 2005, my family had made plans for the ultimate vacation. Not only were we going to spend a week at Seagrove Beach, Florida, but we were also going to be staying a week at Disney World! My two younger sisters and I could not have been more excited. Never before had we spent so much...

  • At sixteen years old, I can’t say I’m an expert traveler.  But I can say that I’ve gone a trip that left an excellent story to tell. It was a week before Thanksgiving, and I was sitting in the Boise Idaho airport with my stepmom waiting for my flight to arrive. I was going to spend the holiday in...

  • It was an early Monday morning. I packed my clothes the night before and was ready to head for the airport. We were on our way to one of the most spectacular places in the world, Hawaii. It was a family vacation. Something my whole family been wanting to go to for years. Everyone was so excited. We...

  • Matthews, a humble town just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, is often overlooked as the perfect tourist getaway, where people of all ages enjoy a lifestyle of leisure and a unique quality of life. Founded in 1879, the quaint town is full of cultural and historical significance everyone can...

  • Millions upon millions of sightseers and thrill seekers flock to Arizona to view the Grand Canyon every year; but for my family and me, the journey is what counted. A few years ago, we planned a trip to see the Grand Canyon in all its beauty, but instead of flying or driving to it directly, we...

  •   Some days, out of the many I am stuck at home, I reminisce about the last big trip my family took, to Illinois, and I wish so much I was there again. To tell about it won’t help me relive it, but it will serve as a tribute to an unforgettable experience that, for many months, has sat dormant in...

  • During my sophomore year of high school I took the most life-changing trip of my life.  I signed up for the school-offered Alternative Spring Break trip and before I knew it, I was on one of two Greyhound busses heading to New Orleans, Louisiana with over 60 people from my school.  None of them I...

  • It was three years after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina and the director of the Wayne State Trio Upward Bound Program thought it was a good time for us to take a trip to the beautiful city of New Orleans. I have been in the Wayne State Trio Upward Bound Program since I was in the 9th grade and it...

  • Over this past summer I spent ten days in Costa Rica. Most people would be thrilled to go to a foreign country but I was with a group of girls that I had never met. While I was excited I was also apprehensive about meeting the girls. I went with a company named Education First Tours. I was the sole...

  • The college race is an ever-increasing source of stress for teenagers in America. With standardized scores, extracurriculars, essays, and countless other tests of ability to worry about, my peers and I hardly have enough time to reflect on what this “race” is all about. This spring, however, I...

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