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  • “Oh boy.” There it was in the sparkly pink ink on the calendar. Grandpa’s and my hiking trip up to WallaceFalls, Goldbar, Washington -- this morning. I clicked my tongue with distaste at the thought of spending several hours out in the woods with my Grandfather. My grandfather who had a tendency to...

  •   In the summer of 2009, my family took a trip to Universal Studios Orlando Resort. The trip was long but worth it. We got snacks from the grocery store and place all of our things in the hotel room then we head for our adventure. There was something exciting in the air. As we walked through...

  •  Have you ever felt like you didn't know how to take advantage of the time you were given for vacation? Well for sure that has happened to me I was spending time with my pop in Wasington and i had asked if we could go on a roadtrip to a nearby state so we decided to head down south to Oregon; we...

  • Schools out for the summer but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning.  An education doesn’t always present itself in the form of text books, life experience is a valuable tool.  Who would have thought that at the age of sixteen, checking into the Cozy Cone Motel at Disneyland’s California...

  • Ever feel like you’ve maybe spent too much time in the city? The constant rush can really wear down on a person. Well, I have found a place for you, fellow city-dweller. Minocqua, Wisconsin is the perfect escape for one settle down in for a week or two of vacation. I’ve been to many places where...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
  • Whenever I told someone I was going on a cruise, they would look at me in jealousy.  Everyone wants to go on a cruise; they want to eat, sleep, basically not have any obligations for the five days you are inaccessible by anyone who might “need” to speak with you.  However, as jealous as someone may...

  • While planning our family's summer trip, my mom and I decided that it would be fun to do something new and exciting.  Instead of doing our standard "fly to San Diego and drive to Oceanside to see our family" trip, we came up with the idea of driving from San Francisco to Oceanside.  The catalyst...

  • Falling for France By Kensie Smith The summer of 2007 I fell in love; I began a passionate affair with France. This was my first “real” trip and at age sixteen, I was ready to take on the world. The trip was through my school’s language department and in a group of nine other kids, I...

    Tags: Europe
  •               My family and I took a red-eye flight to New York in November 2010 and spent four days there. After we landed, we headed out of John F. Kennedy Airport to catch our first taxicab. We drove past the Brooklyn Bridge, through the streets of massive skyscrapers, and to our hotel. We...

  • In school, I was not a history buff. I didn't see the point in learning history, and I felt that it was all just memorization. However, I still decided to take AP US History in the hopes that maybe it would change my mind. Well, I was certainly not prepared to become a history-loving student and...

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