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“HE LOOKS LIKE A SQURRIEL!” my sister yells in between fits of hysterical laughter. I had to agree with that statement; here I was with my mom and sister in a closet sized compartment on the TGV train departing for Paris. Some how all three of us fit against the window to look down at my dad,...Tags:
Even though I’m the daughter of a field hand, and have my own experiences as a farm worker, I had never been to a “farm”. During my sophomore year, my parents decided to visit my Aunt Alicia and Uncle Jesus. These relatives live on a working farm in Kennewick in the state of Washington. We drove...Tags:
Twilight: the series that took the world by storm. What, you may ask, does this have to do with a vacation? Well, my family got it in their heads that I was a diehard, Edward-obsessed fan, and proceeded to plan a Twilight-inspired tour of the Northwest coast, including a few stops in...Tags:
This summer I went on a two week trip with National Geographic Student Expeditions to Alaska. I set off on my expedition by meeting up with my group on July fifteenth at the Minneapolis Airport. As we flew to Anchorage, I got to know this hodgepodge of students from around the world. The first two...Tags:
When you’re a fifteen year old girl living in the U.S, you think you know how to deal with change like a chameleon knows how to deal with color. Running fashion trends and the latest Twitter update, American culture appears to be a never ending cycle of change. Yet in retrospect, is what we...Tags:
My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...Tags:
My educational journey began on July 6th of this year. My parents and I traveled from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the small town of Bluff City, Tennessee. My goal was to graduate from the Paintball Training Institute after ten days of rigorous training, learning to repair and service paintball...Tags:
Abandoning your way of life in order to truly see how others live is always a learning experience. This was only one of my observations made after spending a month in the Dominican Republic. When I was first told that my family was going to visit and work with some missionaries in the D.R., I...Tags:
Excitement, fear, curiosity, fatigue, the want of food and comfort with a side of adrenaline. It was the perfect concoction of uneasiness and restless that kept me yearning for more as I traveled that year. It was the middle of my 8th grade break and my mom got a goup of local students and I...Tags:
It was my junior year in high school and my school (Brandon High School) have Washington trip every year for students in AP English III or AP U.S. History or AP U.S. Government. The trip is planned by Mrs. Blankenship. In the beginning of January 2012, I explored Washington, D.C., Philadelphia,...Tags: