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  •  Of all the destinations to which I had dreamt of traveling, Scotland was not a place I had ever considered.  Of course, when I got the chance to go to the Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, with a group from my high school, I knew I had to go.  Preparation for our trip,...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Ever since I was a small child, I have wanted to bask in the glory of the Eiffel Tower, feel the true power of God in the magnificent Cathedrals of Europe, and to relax on the seaside of the Mediterranean. I never imagined that during Spring Break 2012, all of those dreams would become reality. ...

    Tags: Europe, France, Italy
  • I never thought the day would come so soon, but it did. As a birthday gift, for my sweet sixteen, I was going to be traveling to England. Many of my friends had already been to the country, and described all the tourist attractions and such. But I wanted to see it for myself, I was eager to explore...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Last winter, I spent my vacation from school in Rome with my boyfriend's family.  I was incredibly excited to go and had been counting down the days until departure for months.   On December 23, 2010, we left on a MacArthur Airport flight to the outskirts of Rome.   The eight-hour plane-...

    Tags: Europe
  •               When my parents offered me the chance to spend part of my ninth grade summer in Europe by myself, I was overjoyed. This was the opportunity of a lifetime! I love to travel, to learn, and to have fun, so going overseas sounded amazing because I could do all three.            ...

    Tags: Europe
  •     In the summer of 2009 I took a trip to Israel which would forever change my views and feelings towards Judaism. For a month I toured Israel and experienced a foreign country for the first time in the short 16 years of my life. I had the most amazing time hiking, volunteering and learning...

  • This year my family and I went to Mission Santa Barbara. We thought that it would be a unique family trip that we haven't done before. The mission really lit our day up because of all the festivities going on. My brother and I were the ones who brought up the idea of going to the mission because of...

  • 'CHEESE!' everyone yelled as the camera flashed. It was the fourth of July and my family was in California to visit our relatives and cousins. We were at one of my aunt's houses, celebrating Mai's, one of my cousins, TWENTY-FIRST birthday! All of the cameras were flashing every which way, nearly...

  •   It was as if Christmas morning was just hours away, and I would miss it if I drifted off to sleep. The next morning, as I loaded up the RV with my brother and sister, I felt as if the RV was symbolic of a time machine- taking me back to my childhood. As we pulled out of our home in the hot, flat...

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