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  • Las Vegas: City of Entertainment? It most definitely is. One may say that a 15 year old in Las Vegas is hardly appropriate, but I beg to differ. Las Vegas has recently become more family-oriented, and my trip there was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. Seven hundred and fifty words...

  • I have been fascinated by dinosaurs my whole life and am interested in studying paleontology.  So, four years ago, my parents took me on a 3-week trip to all the museums and places where I could learn about paleontology in the Western U.S. and Canada.  We started out by traveling to Grand...

  • To the average American or  foreign tourist, Hollywood and Disneyland are the only places to visit in Los Angeles, but come with me for a tour of the hidden cultural and historical sites. Our first stop will be Olvera Street. Originally a small lane named Wine Street, it was extended and...

  • It is November 22nd, 2007: Thanksgiving Day. I am in “America Sings,” a group formed by my chorus class, along with many others from across the nation. We all came to the Big Apple for this. We rehearsed, worked our butts off, went through sweat and pain, all for this day. I look around at the...

  • A sparkling ocean of diamonds were scattered evenly on black velvet in front of us, just for us. The lights crawled up and down boulevards, bioluminescent ants navigating hairline streets, their horns and sound pollution reduced to a whooshing static at 1,250 feet. I imagined a 10,000 ton ape...

  • My parents planned the trip of a lifetime – four weeks in China including the Olympics.  I was 14 and not quite sure I wanted to spend an entire month in the same room with them.  But off we went early one morning from Pittsburgh to Toronto, then straight on to Hong Kong.  Fifteen hours on a plane…...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • In the summer of July 2008 I traveled by myself to Germany. The company my mother works for offers an exchange program to the children (ages of 16-19) of every employee.  It is a two week exchange, all expense paid trip.  Each person involved in the exchange visits the others home for a period of...

    Tags: Europe
  •             Last summer, I spent ten days on a mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica with my church youth group, through an organization called Adventures in Missions (www.adventuresinmissions.com). I signed up for the trip expecting a fun week in the Caribbean with my friends, but little did I know...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Bemus Point, New York is a little-known village, consisting of a mere 350 people.  Despite the lack of people, it is rich in memories; the kind that last a lifetime.  As the sun rises each day, so do the occupants, inhaling deeply the smells of summer and the lake.  The village itself is...

    Tags: New York, USA
  • For Thanksgiving break of my seventh grade year, my grandparents decided they would take my mother and I on a cruise with them. I had never been on a cruise before so I was ecstatic to be able to go. I was looking forward to the cruise more than I had ever looked forward to anything else. The...

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