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  • Jamaica's soft sand and crystal clear water are the things most people look forward to when visiting the beautiful island, but not me. My family vacation to Jamaica was one I will never forget. We spent our time in the hills of the island, where the people of Jamaica really live. We didn't stay in...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My father's family can mostly all be found right where he left them, on the island of Sardegna. Sardegna belongs to Italy and is located smack-dab in the middle of the Medditerrainian Sea. Every other year of my life, my mom, dad, sister, and I have been flying out there, seeing the sights,...

  • I watched helplessly as my father continued to make a fool of himself. "You sure you don't want any help?" I asked. He grumbled as he reached for the bag of stakes. "I don't think-" "I know what I'm doing Zach, I've been doing this for forty years!" He barked. I sighed and crossed my arms. I stared...

  • Last summer, before my Junior year of high school, my father, sister and I had decided to take a trip. As it turns out, our plans fell through. To understand why this was, you'd have to know that my parents are divorced, and I'd be lying if I didn't say there was a void between my father, sister...

  • Before last summer, I never imagined that a person could love a "place." People, surely, but places, no. It’s odd how the most significant experiences of your life sneak up on you, because I wasn’t trembling with excitement, per se.             I was more concerned with the looming solo flight to...

  • Germany. What can I say? It was absolutely beautiful. I landed in Frankfurt, Germany after nine, yes nine, hours in a plane. My parents and I rented a car from Avis, and drove down to Heidelberg, about an hour south on the Autobahn. Heidelberg is where I was born, which made it exciting for me to...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  •      As a child I remember taking trips to Mackinaw Island and biking along the sapphire waves. Traverse City was an oasis of wilderness views and sunsets by the lake. And then, there was Detroit.      As rays panned my window pane, my dad sped across the interstate to our hotel. The sky line didn'...

  • For as long as I can remember, my immediate family, my cousins, and I have always camped at a state park for a few days during summer vacation. That’s exactly what I was expecting during the summer of 2011, so when my dad and my uncle decided to break tradition and take us to South Padre Island...

  •   In all honesty, my trip to the Grand Canyon West Rim was chaotic. My family simply planned to leave in the morning, arrive at lunch, spend our day there, and head home before it got dark. That didn’t work out as planned. With the dreadfully long, utterly boring, cringe-worthy car ride, we...

  • I travelled all over Europe from 2006 to 2008. The reason my family and I travelled so much during these years was because the company my father works for transferred us overseas to Frankfurt, Germany. We lived in Germany for two years, my eighth and ninth grades.   It is currently the summer...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain

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