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  • Five people cramming into a truck full of luggage and snacks, who doesn't love a good family road trip to Illinois?  As my two brothers fought during the 18 hour car ride, I was at peace having the whole back row of my dads Suburban to myself. I was able to stretch  and sleep as I pleased...

  • Road work? Who does road work in the middle of June on one of only two highways in Maine? And why did it have to be in the northbound land on the only day I ever needed to go north? These were a few of the questions that I asked myself after my best friend, her family, and I took a detour off of...

  • Upon hearing that our annual summer trip destination would be Aruba, I was pleasantly surprised and excited, but not overly thrilled. My hazy expectations predicted lots of time lazing on the beach, eating fast food, and maybe doing some shopping. However, upon stepping off the plane into the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My family and I were at the airport waiting for our boarding call to Argentina, “It’s finally here,” I said to myself. Up to this point I was very stressed out with school work and friends, so I was very excited and relieved to go on vacation. We were going to Argentina for my 15th birthday and to...

  •  Out of all the exciting experiences and encounters I had this summer, I’d have to say that spending time with my great grandfather was the best. It was a sad yet joyous moment that lasted no longer than five seconds, but they are five seconds I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Earlier this summer, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend a Girl Scout "Destination" program to New York City. "Destinations" is a worldwide program that encourages girls to travel abroad and experience new things that they might not have had the opportunities to otherwise. In November...

  •                   "It will help me become a more rounded individual...I would hate to go to college without and real travel experience...It will give us some great mother-daughter time...You always said you wanted to go back to New York... If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere." This was...

  • Three years ago, my family and I went on a cross-country trip to Louisiana, and having a keen interest in the paranormal, toured many haunted locations along the way. One of these was the Bell Witch Cave, located in Adams, Tennessee.  The Bell family had a house in the area near the cave over one...

  • If you haven’t seen Barcelona at twilight, you will never really understand the true meaning of the word “beautiful.” I toured Barcelona on a cold, yet refreshing December day. The weather was perfect and the Spanish air was crisp as I strolled along the busy shopping street of Barcelona and...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •   My brother didn’t ask for a skateboard for his 19th birthday like I thought he would, instead, he asked for a family road trip. I’ll never know what possessed a college freshman to feel the need to be trapped in car with his younger sister and borderline crazy mother on his first spring break...

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