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  • Crying girls, yelling boys, pacing leaders -- these aren't phrases that usually come to mind when people think about their favorite vacation; but most people don't use words such as hypothermia, Swiss nuns, or drowning to describe it either. It began one year ago when I joined a leadership...

    Tags: Europe
  • During my sophomore year my family moved to Georgia. One morning my mom was about to take me to school, but when we walked outside our car wasn’t there. My parents knew made payment arrangements to pay the past due monies, but the car was repossessed. The first two weeks after we lost the car were...

  • There are no family vacations-we cannot afford them.  My parents and I- we go on drives. Usually hour long trips to nowhere and back.  Then one day, in late February, we miraculously had some extra money. So we retrieved my brother, Bobby, who lives with his father, and just like that were off for...

  • I have grown up in the town of Aptos for 15 years. I don't like camping or the outdoors much.MyTo gt their grandparents live about 9 hours away in a tiny little desolate town called Honeydew. The "town" consits of a general store attached to a tiny post office;on school and miles of trees and...

  • It was the biggest trip that any of us would take in our lives. My family, consisting of my parents and two brothers, Sean and Vincent, would be emigrating from Singapore to California in the United States. The trip was 3 years ago, when I was 14-years-old, but I can still remember every detail as...

  • Most people think going to Mexico means lying out on the beach all day soaking in the sun, or drinking fruit drinks and checking out the cute boys. But those are not the kind of Mexico trips I take. My trips to Mexico consist of dust, big bugs and hard, physical labor. For the past two years I have...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •  Die Antworten Liegen in Deutschland “We are not alone”. These words stood on a poster on the wall of a typical high school classroom above a picture of the world globe. However the only landmass present was the United States. I silently smile at the poster’s subtle sarcasm that seemed to...

    Tags: Europe
  • This past summer I was able to do something many kids can only dream of. My family and I were able to experience the amazing cultures of both Germany and France. Now, as amazing as this trip was there were still many challenges, so be careful.                 Germany is a place known for its...

  • So what is the 626? The 626 generally covers the San Gabriel Valley area in Los Angeles, California which includes Arcadia, El Monte, Pasadena, West Covina, and my hometown, Monterey Park. This area is predominantly a mix of Asians, Whites, and Hispanics. Monterey Park, which is also known to...

  • Being an American, there are two countries that hold my loyalty – one in which I was born and another in which my blood was born. It was the time to visit China, the country of my parents. First stepping foot in Beijing, I was immediately confronted by the heat and humidity. It was summer. Beijing...

    Tags: Asia

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