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  • Last March my family and I went on a week long cruise to the Caribbean islands. The ship we sailed on was the Carnival Destiny. Besides just traveling with my mom, dad and siblings we also traveled with my grandma and grandpa. The ship departed from Puerto Rico and the ports of call were St. Thomas...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When I told people I was going to Israel, the first question I was asked would always be, “Is it safe?” Truth be told, I was more scared waiting in the airport for our El Al flight on June 24th of last year  than at any other point during the trip. I was visiting as part of NFTY’s EIE, an...

  • One of the best trips I’ve ever taken is when my Mom and I went to Cleveland in May 2011 after winning a radio contest. We got to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland; it was one of the nicest hotels I’ve ever been in. The day after we arrived, we visited the Rock and Roll Hall...

  • There is a type of love I’ve felt before that can be best described as a bit painful. It’s a melancholy kind of love that I feel only when I have passion and devotion for the thing I love. It feels like I can never be worthy enough for this thing that I love but that I should spend my whole life...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was a warm, sunny summer day when my mother told my sister and I we were going to New York City. I was so excited; this was my first time going to New York. I was filled with so much joy and happiness; that I became emotional. She told us were going to do a lot of shopping, visit the Statue of...

  • Imagine stepping through the security terminal gates at an airport in a foreign country that you have always wanted to travel to. Now, remind yourself that you have been saving for this trip for a year and a half. Finally, get over the shock of jetlag and realize that you aren't imagining anything...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the summer of 2004 I had qualified for the U.S. National Track Field Junior Olympics in Eugene, Oregon for the 800m run. My family decided to have a road trip from Orange County, California to Oregon, instead of flying there. On the way we made several sightseeing stops. The Junior Olympics is...

  • She stares at the ground, not believing the amazing location underneath her feet. She looks up at the sky waiting for someone to awake her, to bring her back to the reality of her limited life. After years of not knowing, never leaving the impossible threshold of Ohio finally, she’s here. The...

  • Tropical forests, wildlife, bright colors, and hot weather are some of the things you think of when you hear South America. Poverty, starvation, and homeless children would not be anyone’s top reasons to visit Guatemala. I know they weren’t mine, but I knew I was going there to help, not vacation....

  •      It had been two years since I had been given the opportunity to take a vacation and adrenaline was rushing through my body as I boarded the plane that would take me to the city I had dreamt of for years.      The taxi driver took what must have been the most scenic route possible to our hotel...

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