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  •  Every summer my family goes on a trip; and I don’t mean my mom, dad, brother and I. Oh no. When I say family I mean grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins too. Last year we all went to Disney World for a week, so imagine how our hearts dropped when we were told Niagara Falls was our destination for...

  • As I stepped off the plane, I thought, Sari, I’ve got a feeling your not in New York anymore. Here, the air was cleaner, the sun was shining, and the heat was thoroughly overwhelming. For having never stepped foot outside of the United States before, this was quite a great first impression of...

    Tags: Africa
  • As the world renowned philosopher Mick Jagger once said, “You can’t always get what you want… but if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need.” While you may be questioning my judgment right about now, let me reassure you from my experience that Jagger makes a very valid...

    Tags: Europe
  • There is nothing more thrilling than traveling to a foreign country with your best friends, seeing the ancient cities and treasures of a land steeped in history, and performing the music of the greatest composers before eager audiences. That was the remarkable situation in which I found myself the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Breath-taking cathedrals, rich culture and exquisite cuisine-all are elements of trademark Spain.  From April 4-11, 42 Westhampton Beach students and eight chaperones got to experience these elements for themselves in a school sponsored event.  Guided by Natasha Mascarenhas, group members observed...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • My trip to Virginia during the summer of 2009 was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever been on. It was both exciting and scary, and it changed my life for the better. In August, my mother planned a trip for us to visit Virginia. We were going down there to visit my aunt and also to visit one...

  • As I was waiting for the plane to take off I kept thinking to myself about what it was going to be like in Italy, till I got there. During my trip in Italy, I learned a lot about the country's culture and history. The country compared to America is so different and it is surprising how a couple of...

    Tags: Europe
  •   “We will be descending into Colombo International Airport shortly,” the speakers supposedly relayed.  The lights from the runway offered some glimmer of hope that this pilot could land safely.  I watched as those lights got closer and closer, until they vanished under the plane and we bounced...

    Tags: Asia
  •      It had been two years since I had been given the opportunity to take a vacation and adrenaline was rushing through my body as I boarded the plane that would take me to the city I had dreamt of for years.      The taxi driver took what must have been the most scenic route possible to our hotel...

  • The summer of 2008 was life changing as I finally had the opportunity to experience my cultural heritage first hand.  I grew up learning about where my mother’s family originated:the battle sites of the Peloponnesian Wars, the Magna Grecia, as well as the great architectural ruins are all part of...

    Tags: Europe

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