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  • There is a time in every person’s life in which their eyes are opened to the beauties and wonders of the world, often leading to a reassessment of values and goals. This was not one of those times. I had my plane ticket in one hand, a half-eaten banana in the other, and my duffle bag hung around my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Over and over again, I found myself wondering if this vacation would be like the last one or the one before -- the same mounting anticipation, the rush of jet-setting to a different country, and then being slightly crestfallen when I finally arrived. It's not that I didn't enjoy these past...

    Tags: Africa
  • I received the news on August 8th, 2007 that my Mom and I were going to NY Giants Training Camp in Albany.  I also found out that we would actually be able to join the whole NY Giants team on the practice field. My uncle Les worked with former Giant, Brad Van Pelt’s girlfriend.  Kim asked Brad to...

  • Family Road Trip: Waking up at five a.m., quickly eating, and getting dressed with my eyes half open and my body pleading I go back to bed. But sleep is not an option when my parents are planning to be on the road by six a.m. Once I finally got into our sparkling blue van, I felt the ache of...

  • For years, I had been dreaming of traveling to Santorini.  I had seen pictures of course, loads of them; yet, it seemed that with each one I saw, my desire to visit the reputably beautiful Greek island only grew in intensity. Approaching the island on a small boat, I could see a narrow path...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •   It was during my senior year at a new school that my family would be taking a vacation. It had become a rare thing to have a vacation especially when classes were in session. The third week of school was to be spent in Puerto Rico visiting family and beautiful places. Everyone was incredibly...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • California Dreaming ! That’s what I expected when I decided I would spend an entire year as an exchange student in the USA. I had prepared myself with tons of books and movies on the topic. I even saved up $1000 so the exchange organization “TravelWorks” would guarantee me a placement somewhere in...

  •   My Trip to Washington D.C.  And New York By: Karina Chavez     Since I was little my dream trip has always been to visit New York to See the twin towers and the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan. When I was fourteen years old I went to Washington D.C. and New York in an educational Tour trip with...

  • I used to be a robot. Pre-Summer 2011 I was only functioning. I breathed, talked, and walked like a human, but I never quite felt human. All I cared for were grades and test scores; I didn’t sing, play or dance. In order to preserve my robotic sense-of-self I refused to break my comfort zone for...

  • On family vacations, Seventeen-year-old girls are usually only concerned about getting from point A to point B at the speed of light. Unfortunately, the speed limit was 45 mph, and on some mountains, it was only 15 mph. Personally, I was just happy to be a couple of states from home in Colorado....

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