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  • I must begin by saying two things; first, my father loves going on vacation.  Dad is never happier than when he has atlas in hand searching out a new destination for us to visit.  It may be an awe-inspiring national park, bustling city, peaceful colonial town, or a crowded amusement park.  It doesn...

  • Family is the most important aspect of my life. My family means the world to me, so it was fun to have a family trip for a baseball game. My brother plays baseball for a travel team and as a family we went to show support. It was a fun trip, not to mention a trip that one would never forget...

  •   I am an immigrant in my own country.  Although born in the United States, I did not speak a word of English until age five.  This greatly upset my American grandmother who could not even speak to her first grandson.  My parents, however, wanted me to be truly bilingual, so they enforced a...

  • The world drifted by in a haze of blues and greens as the dimly lit sky cast its mellow shadows across the rolling hills of western Germany. A tranquil landscape sprinkled with clusters of quiet houses that only helped to accentuate the already elegant dawn. A light rain left mirrored water...

  • In 11th grade I was given the chance of a lifetime. My German club was taking a 10 day trip to Germany, Lichtenstein and Austria. I begged my parents to allow me to participate in the trip, and to my surprise they said yes. We left on a very eraly flight out of JFK International Airport and before...

    Tags: Europe
  • Over this past summer, my family and I went on an Adventures by Disney vacation. We went on their mid-Atlantic Spirit of America tour. Disney advertises these types of vacations as 'The adventure of a lifetime,' and boy was it ever! Even though I'd been to Disney World twice before, I didn't know...

  • My parents came to the United States in 1990, six years before I was born. Three years after they moved, my grandfather passed away. Although he died before my birth, he was extremely proud that my father and mother made it to the United States and was anticipating the arrival of an American...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  •   This summer, I spent seventy days in Europe.  I began my journey in Civitavecchia, Italy, where I boarded the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice with my grandmother, Amuma.  Our first stop was Santorini, Greece, where the contrast of the white-washed walls with the blue sky and sea was quite a sight...

    Tags: Europe
  • I was nervous that first day, as my parents helped me unload my suitcase next to the airport terminal. They hugged and kissed me goodbye as I departed into the terminal, not to see them again for five weeks. Twenty four hours later I landed in Damascus, Syria completely exhausted but ready for...

  •                 Growing up, I lived a pretty charmed life. My family and I visited a lot of places through my parent’s strong belief in family vacations, and despite some of the places we ended up, the trip I would I choose as my favorite, is one that I didn’t enjoy at the time. Probably because I...

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