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  • Ever since I was a little kid I have always been curious and fascinated by mountains. Just the mere sizes of mountains, along with their overall beauty, have made me always drawn to them. When I found out that I was going to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, I was ecstatic. I had studied the...

  •   In the summer of 2007, I took a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico with my church youth group. Before I went on this trip, I talked to my friends and they all said that Mexico was pretty and that Tijuana was a lot of fun. I was starting to get excited about Tijuana. I was nervous about it at the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The mist carried by the brisk wind stung my cheeks to a bright pink just as Shadrach’s, our seasoned river guide. On the banks, green in various stages of battle struggled out from under the oppressive grip of rock layers, cracking its competitors and twirling in the wind with momentary victory....

  • Last summer, I traveled halfway across the world to China. My grandparents from both sides of my family currently live there. Most of my family lives in China, so whenever I go there I get bombarded with random family members that I haven’t seen for years! During the trip last year, I realized...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • In the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is a city that was oncenicknamed the Lumber Queen of the Mid-West; this city is Muskegon. It obtained this nickname because of its resources, such as dense forests and Lake Michigan. Muskegon's fun attractions are not limited to only its environment, but...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
  • By no means am I an avid globetrotter. At this point in my life I have not yet had the opportunity to do much traveling. Last spring however I spent a week in Puerto Rico with my mother. This small island in the Atlantic is technically a part of the United States, but upon stepping off the plane...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • With the smiling yellow parachute above my best friend, Rachel, and I; we began to lift off the boat, and as the boat got smaller we began to see the world in a different outlook.  June 5, 2010 Rachel, her stepmother, Tammy, and I got into Tammy’s bright yellow mustang and set off on the two hour...

  •              My father was born in Northern Ireland and our family visits the country often. That summer in 2008, however, it was just my dad and I. My dad had a meeting in Galway, so he wanted to also go tour the Republic of Ireland for a bit, something I had never done before in my life. I was up...

    Tags: Europe
  • Travel has always taken place within the human race, raising the question: what drives the need to travel and why is the pursuit of travel never ending amongst our kind?   â–º  best video 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship â–º  Honorable mention 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Signing Up...

  • From the noisy urban streets, I made my way to the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris. From there, I entered into the enormous building where I purchased tickets to start my tour. The absence of noise compared to the masses of people outside the museum was outstanding. It was a time where I...

    Tags: Europe

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