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  •      A journey to our future! It was October 13, 2011 just before dawn when my alarm had gone off; finally the trip to our future was here. I anxiously jumped out of bed got dressed, brushed my teeth and fixed my hair, then quickly rushed out the door to pick up my girlfriend. I arrived at her...

  • In the summer of 2011, my parents, my sister and I took a trip to India to visit our family.  It took about 16 hours of flying time to reach Mumbai, where we waited overnight for the morning flight to Indore, where my father’s side of the family lives, and nearby Ujjain, where my mother’s side of...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  •   The sun shone upon my 15-year-old baby face. I had just flown in to Colorado, anticipating a happy family reunion. After frolicking in the crisp mountain air, my dad called me over to the picnic table. Immediately, I sensed something was wrong from the solemnity that rarely clouds my dad’s face....

  •   Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Michelle Norden September 16, 2009               My name is Michelle Norden and I love taking road trips. One of my favorite ones is when I was in volleyball and my team had to go up to Gillette for a tournament. We had to be up and on the bus by six in the morning...

  • Giant vs. dwarf. Old vs. new. Poor vs. wealthy. Summer 2010 in Japan followed summer 2009 in China and I had preconceived comparisons and expectations about these two Asian countries. I arrived in Osaka jet lagged from a sleepless flight, but at least I wasn't quarantined upon arrival as I was in...

    Tags: Asia
  • 4:30am Wake up. 5:30am say goodbye to parents. 6:15 SAN to ORD.  2:30 ORD to FRA. 11:00am FRA to a country where besides the words “Coca-Cola” and “Burger King” only a small minority of people understand or speak my native language. This is also the place where I would be spending the entire month...

    Tags: Europe
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  • MORE THAN I IMAGINED                  As the car made its way past the Kansas-Colorado border, my heart suddenly began pounding faster than a set of drums in a band.  This was really it…the enormous snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery of Colorado about which I had heard.  As we got within...

  • As my sophomore year came to an end, I was granted the chance of a lifetime to travel across the country and continue advancing my studies in art. I had acquired this wonderful privilege from my art teachers at the Boston Arts Academy, who every year, as a incentive and reward, grant two rising...

  • When you wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, it's nearly impossible to "wake up on the wrong side of the bed". That is reality on the little island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. The beautiful waterfalls, hikes, sandy beaches, grottos, and mountains uniquely distinguish Kaua'i from other...

    Tags: Hawaii, Kauai, USA

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