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  •   During the spring break of my freshman year of high school (2011), my family – which includes my twelve year old brother, my mom, and my dad – to a trip to Nepal, where we hiked for twelve days in the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp.  It was an incredible experience, with breathtaking scenery...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • As the bus was moving, I felt a slight pang of homesickness, but it passed quickly. How could I be homesick? The trip I was going on, most people only dreamed of. We had just arrived in Frankfurt, Germany and were headed towards the hotel we were staying for a few days. The flight was a horrifying...

    Tags: Europe
  •  I never got to live with both of my parents under the same roof at the same time. It was always with one or the other. My parents separated when I was only a year and a half year old. I lived with my father and my step mom until I turned fourteen years old and moved in with my mother in America...

  • The white fairyland caught my gaze. I loved the boundless hills that swept over the pure countryside and the charming houses that were encased in a white frost. The majestic cathedrals, adorned with marvelous, angelic paintings and jeweled relics took my breath away. So captivated was I by the...

    Tags: Europe
  • My family takes an annual vacation down to Clearwater, Florida all seventeen years of my life. My mother, father, sister, and I visit the Clearwater beach and stay in the nearby town Holliday for ten days each spring, to not only escape the chill of Ohio during Spring Break, but to see my...

  • As a teenage United States citizen in London, I was expecting to make a mistake sometime in my “holiday” overseas. Of course, as if through my own self-fulfilling prophesy, I did. My family and I were in the rather large department store known worldwide as Harrods. We were, of course, there just to...

    Tags: Europe
  • My determination to summit a 14,000 foot peak solidified last summer, crouched under an oversized boulder 11,000 feet above sea level, as lightening thundered down all around me. The rangers at the Longs Peak station advise hikers to start early, as Colorado’s Rocky Mountain thunderstorms are...

  •                   “WOW, Can you believe were going to the Bahamas?” I asked my sister with my voice ringing from excitement. “NO! Spring break can’t come fast enough!” she replied. I just couldn’t believe we were actually going to be taking a trip outside of the country.             The day had...

  • Walking down Roman avenues in the early morning instills an exciting feeling. We catch a bus to take us into the city. We ride the bus through the streets and see what anyone would see going through a city: shops, restaurants, fountains, buildings, a bustling metropolis like any other, but vastly...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  • Traveling is always a fun experience if you look at it through the right glasses. Take my trip to Greece over the summer of 2006. It looks wonderful and horrific, all at once. Greece is an amazing place with a fascinating history and eloquent language, but imagine going there with thirteen other...

    Tags: Europe

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