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I want three things from life: to discover and explore as much as possible, to know that I made a difference in an increasingly unscrupulous world, and to have good stories to tell. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved history—first it was dinosaurs, then it was Egypt, and now it’s whatever I...Tags:
This past summer I went on a family vacation to the west side of the United States. Along the way we made various stops to visit different colleges and see different sights. One of these special places we visited was the Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson, Missouri.This theatre is extremely famous...Tags:
It was during the summer after 8th grade when I went with my People to People delegation group to Japan. Over the course of two weeks we visited many historical sites, ate authentic Japanese food, and even got to participate in the community and since we did so much I can only talk about...Tags:
With all the controversy over the Israeli- Palestinian problem, no one ever really gets to see what Israel looks like without the epithet of war. Israel is not what you would call a tourist attraction, but I still traveled there last summer. After 20 excruciating hours of flying, the plane finally...Tags:
The Trip On June 21st 2011, I embarked on a month-long vacation back to my home state of Connecticut, as well as my first visit to the town of Cape Cod. The night before, I had been so excited that I barely slept. The plane rides to Bradley International Airport were agonizingly long...Tags:
The mountains beckon. No, wait. Not just them. Green blades of grass pressing flat with bounding wind beckon. Meadows shimmering with flecks of dandelion seed beckon. Hundred-karat crystal blue skies strung with gentle wisps of clouds and free-flowing sunshine floods the...Tags:
Groups create individuals. It is not until you realize that you are a product of your society that you see how normal you are, and it is only until then that you can start to become a truly unique individual. Just two years ago, I went on a trip to a place I’ll never forget: Japan. I experienced...Tags:
Late one morning in July of 2009, I woke up to a frantic swear word, followed by “we missed the bus!” Not just any bus, the last bus of the week from Christchurch, to Dunedin New Zealand, and due to hostel plans, and the amount of time we had to do a loop of the whole South Island, we could not...Tags:
The song 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' has always been just that, a song. But, my travels in Australia changed my opinion of it. It went from being a wav file to listen to and enjoy to being a musical masterpiece that had the potential to bring tears to my eyes. On December 31, 2006 at 9:00 p.m., I...Tags:
Who would have thought that four large backpacks, two canoes, five paddles, and a map could make up the best vacation I have ever taken. I have been to Australia, Spain, and driven across the states and none of them compare to the experience I had in the Boundary Water Canoe Area...Tags: