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  • We are somewhere 30,000 feet over the French countryside and La Vie en Rose is playing on my iPod. For me, this is a moment I have waited for my whole life... Paris. Just the word evokes a magical picture in my mind of palaces, painters and baguettes. Now I, a 15-year-old from Cleveland, am...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  • Paris is a great travel destination, especially with kids! There's so much to do. Although Paris is considered expensive, you can do it on a budget. To me Paris = Yummy food, beautiful art, amazing sites to see, friendly people, and easy transportation. Most likely your biggest expense will be...

  • The dictionary defines vacation as a freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. Key-word being FREEDOM! It is the seldom time of the year that we get to lounge, relax, and take our minds far away from all the stresses of everyday life. For my family we find our center of peace at the...

  • Maui Awakening      Two short weeks before Christmas my family and I ventured across the pacific to take a vacation. For me, the last few weeks of 2009 were spent exploring the warm, tropical island of Maui, Hawaii. In my lifetime, I have traveled to many states across the country, but none...

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    Tags: Africa
  • My Royal Jordanian Airlines flight had landed a couple of weeks earlier in Amman, Jordan.  I was thrilled to begin the program I was enrolled in, Journey to Jordan, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth.  I was so proud that...

    Tags: Africa
  • , 2012 when I went on my first escapade to a land filled with intricate, intimidating machines. Its loud swirling noise traumatized even the screeching sounds of butterflies fluttering in the inner core of my abdomen. They called this place, located in Jackson, New Jersey, Six Flags Great Adventure...

  • Outstretched as far as the eye could see, stood a sea of colorful little shanties dotting the hillside like confetti.  Each one represented a family much like my own; one with hopes and dreams of a brighter tomorrow.  This was the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and the impoverished slums...

  • Growing up in Hawaii, everybody’s most wanted travel destination, you just see this paradise as home, as any other state in the United States. So as a teenager from a small island that hardly ever changes in temperature, traveling to the East Coast for two weeks during spring break was the biggest...

  •                 Three high school students, three college students, and three adults chose to travel from Minneapolis, Minnesota through Amsterdam and then on to Busana, Uganda as a team.  Each member was sent out by International Messengers (a mission organization), had a vision to help the people...

    Tags: Africa

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