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  • Live Music Capital of the World   A great place everybody should visit is Austin, Texas. Why? Well, I’m from Austin, Texas which has a rich history that starts in December 7, 1839 when the city was founded.  Austin is the capital city of Texas, which was originally to be located in Houston,...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  • In June of 2007, my family and I decided to visit my mother’s parents and family in Bellingham, Washington. We began our trip at five o’clock in the morning. We drove from Van Buren, Arkansas, over through Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, up to Kansas City, Kansas, and drove all the way across Kansas until...

  • You can’t pretend to know the size of the world. Curious, though, isn’t it, how quickly people seem to forget that the world is shrinking? The blank edges of the map are filling in, cultures blossoming, and soon, there will be nothing left to discover. We, as a race, will need to begin to learn...

  • I spent two weeks of July, summer of 2009, traveling to seven different countries in Europe with the Oregon Ambassadors of Music. We visited London England, Paris France, Crans-Montana Switzerland, Vaduz Lichtenstein, Seefeld Austria, Venice Italy, and Rothenburg Germany. I could write a page or...

  •   It was during the summer after 8th grade when I went with my People to People delegation group to Japan.  Over the course of two weeks we visited many historical sites, ate authentic Japanese food, and even got to participate in the community and since we did so much I can only talk about...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • I was seven.  I remember the flight; it lasted at least seven hours.  I was tired, but excited all at once.  I remember stepping onto the ground and smelling the air.  It smelled so different from my home in America.  It smelled good, free, fascinating, and spirited.  Italy was a glorious place...

    Tags: Europe
  • Imagine a trip within the boundaries of your own country. I would imagine it could not be life changing; too different from the world I have come to know. However, when you step outside the lines of expectation and familiarity, yet still feel a sense of belonging, change is inevitable. It would be...

  •               It was a cold March evening when my brother, Jason, my dad, and I boarded our nine hour, British Airways flight from Washington DC to London, which was paid for by my work as a Virginia Senate Page. We spent the night on the plane eating surprisingly good food, playing with the...

  • Ziggy Marley once said “When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to think about the problems of Jamaica. So let them come be in their paradise.” When our group touched down in Jamaica, we saw no problems. There was no poverty, no despair. We landed in an area with the illusion of normalcy...

  • My junior class trip to Europe was out of this world.  We saved for over two years, and were looking forward to a magical trip.  Each of us imagined a different experience. Some dreamed of romance, some of exotic and surreal surroundings.  We didn’t think much about the realities of travel in a...

    Tags: Europe

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