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  • My most recent trip was the trip I took with the Quiz Bowl team to the National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) competition in Orlando, Florida. We were to stay at the Contemporary Disney Resort within the Disney theme park. In mid-April, our Quiz Bowl coaches announced that we would go to...

  • My trip began in a large school bus, filled with Juniors and Seniors. We were all anxiously waiting for the adventure that was hours away. Little did we know that after two weeks of sharing rooms together, never being apart from each other, and not being home; would we miss our families so much....

  • My ears perked up at hearing a shrill sound.  I glanced up to see a red-faced security guard blowing a whistle and waving his arms wildly in my direction, yelling in rapid Spanish.  I got the feeling that I should probably not be inching closer to take pictures of the llamas and alpacas that were...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • /*-->*/ All my life I've been looking forward to growing up and being able to travel wherever I wanted to. I would watch shows on the discovery channel and see a place that just hypnotized me and I would think, thats where I want to go. Finally I got a chance to get a taste of my traveling...

    Tags: Europe
  • The uproar of the motor was heard, the panga boat embarked and the wind started blowing against our faces. The excitement was building in my stomach with each second waited until finally I felt the big splash from their respiration. Every year pods of majestic gray whales travel from artic grounds...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •  There are places in this world that are taken for granted. We hear of them in stories, and see them in movies, but never really understand their significance. It’s common for the average American to leave the country at least once in their life, and this privilege is rarely treated as such...

    Tags: Europe
  • Three countries, thirty-four states, twenty thousand miles, eight people, fourteen months and one RV. It was the trip of a lifetime! It was a time of learning new things and letting go of old things, a time of adventure and a time of difficulty. Not many people can boast of having friends in...

  • Just kidding about the melodramatic music. But my vacation to Italy through my school was originally cancelled due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Mount Eyjafjallajokull. Though when I got the call at five saying I didn't have to report at six to Logan International, my ignorance as to the...

  • This past summer I spent a month in Israel with a Jewish tour group, and over that period of time I set some personal records. To list a few, there was longest time spent without sending a text message, most sweating done over the course of a day, and let’s not forget my first (and hopefully last)...

  • I rested my head in a Frankfort airport, as my thirteen our flight came to an end.  I took full advantage of this short time frame to rest.  The other twenty delegates and I still awaited another two-hour flight ahead of us to Madrid.  As I relax, I look around me, and start to think.  Am I really...

    Tags: Europe

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