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  • Leisurely I found myself awakening in Rockport, Texas. Though, named for the rock ledge underlying its shores, Rockport, Texas is home to my grandparents and approximately 9800 citizens. To the left and right of me, was the beautiful scenery of the CopanoBay waters. Upon entering Rockport’s  main...

  •   Stretching out next to my best friend at practice one day, she randomly asks me “Do you want to come to Japan with me this Summer?” I turn to look at her and realize that she’s not kidding. I’ve never had anyone ask me a question like that before but then I became cognizant of how fun it sounds....

    Tags: Asia
  • I knew it the first time I toured the college campus. After reading all the articles proclaiming Elon as America’s most beautiful campus, my dad and I drove through on a visit. The traffic ahead of us stopped beside a pond with a large fountain to allow a swan to cross the street. Not a duck, not...

  •   In April of this year, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. I had the chance to travel to France and England with the People to People organization which offers students, unique travel opportunities for personal and professional growth and continuing education. The journey to Europe a two...

    Tags: Europe
  • “We are going to do what?!” Have you ever experienced a moment in time when your heart is suddenly jolted and stops altogether? I imagine mine did as the future of my trip began to unveil before me. Our planned itinerary, given to us back at home, was one which promised to create unforgettable...

    Tags: Asia
  • Family vacations have been a summer tradition since I was little. Sometimes we fly, other years we’ve driven, but either way, my parents, two brothers, and I head out of town for a week to discover new things. Throughout the years, we’ve been in over 30 states and after last summer, 10 different...

  • I felt a tapping on my shoulder, as I opened my eyes, half awake, I saw my Grandmother pointing wildly out the taxi window. I was filled with excitement as my eyes shot open and I stared outside. In a blink of an eye I was carried hundreds of years back in history. My destination, Bamberg,...

  • My family and I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to many places and experience different cultures and perspectives on life. On a day trip we took in the Spring of 2004 to Coba, a newly discovered ruin near the resort town of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, I realized that there was quite...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “traveling is a fool’s paradise” and that “our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.” While indifference suggests an absence of spirit and a sort of state of mediocrity, it directly contradicts what it means to travel and, no offense to Mr....

    Tags: Europe
  • Yosemite National Park Thousands of tourists visit the national park of Yosemite every year and not many experience the invigorating challenge that may await them. I for one was lucky enough, with my classmates and Mamagazi, our teacher. She helped lead the way to our destination however none of...

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