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  • August 13th, 2006, a picturesque island day, perfect for our family reunion. Think beautiful palm trees, a cerulean sky, white sand, a colossal cruise ship, and my whole family together for the last island day to end a spectacular week of fun, sand, and delectable drinks with pink umbrellas in them...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Brandon Baker Leavenworth, Kansas Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Welcome travelers to the beautiful city of Leavenworth, Kansas located just south of the history rich Fort Leavenworth in addition being positioned by the picturesque Missouri river. Leavenworth is the first incorporated city...

    Tags: Heritage, Kansas, USA
  • Instead of having a traditional quinceañera for my fifteenth birthday, my family and I decided to go on a trip to Italy for twenty days. Finally the day came that I would cross the Atlantic to visit one of the world’s most beautiful countries. On August 5, 2009, my family and I went to LAX to...

    Tags: Europe
  • For seventeen years, I've lived in a bubble. Sheltered as the only daughter after three boys, I was conditioned to remain inside my boundary to ensure constant surveillance. Such a lifestyle granted me a degree of favoritism from Mom and Dad; yet I still pondered about the outside world, only doing...

  • Early on a July morning, I rubbed my eyes and roused myself from sleep. Normally my godmother and her family let me sleep, but not today, today we were going to the mountains. In an effort to fully embrace the culture of the southern French countryside, I quickly showered and refrained from my...

    Tags: Europe, France
  •   It seems like nearly every vacation I’ve been on, I’ve mostly known what to expect. While I’ve been on too many trips to count, they’ve all been to seemingly familiar places. I’d never really branched out past conventional beach stays or numerous theme park trips, never ventured off the...

  • For one of my friends’ sweet sixteen parties, she did not want something traditional. Her father, the owner of a limo company, let her rent out a limo for the day and she invited around ten friends to accompany her into New York City.Her birthday happened to fall right around Christmas and driving...

  • I have recently discovered that sometimes in life it is the little detours rather than the big trips that tend to make all the biggest differences. Over this past summer I took one such detour that has put my life on a whole new course. In July of 2007 my family decided to take a vacation.   Wow!...

  •              The sequestered isles of Hawaii radiate in bursts of sunshine and insouciance.  Out of the vast and seemingly interminable Pacific waters, amid volcanic dormancy and tropical typhoon, Hawaii glistens like the delectable pineapple juice that it so graciously offers.  From its small,...

  • I love family vacations. It's a time to go someplace new and just spend time with the ones you love. But what happens when a dreaded trip, takes an unexpected turn? Monday, June 30, 2008 We are riding in the van on our way to the mountains. We go to the mountains every year. I like the beach better...

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