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  • Planning information can be found at:   http://www.bikekatytrail.com/        Exercise. This word is not often seen in the same sentence as “fun for the entire family” or “an enjoyable scenic trail”; unless, however, you are talking about the Katy Trail. Located along the Missouri River in Missouri...

  • I recall the exact moment when the GPS read “5 minutes to Chicago Avenue.” Amazed, I watched as the first skyscrapers came into view. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine a city of such magnitude. It was hard to believe that just a mere twelve hours earlier we were leaving Richland, a small...

  •   Before I stepped off of the plane and entered the world of the Philippines, I was scared.  Everyone asked me why I chose this country, and after reading recent articles and government warnings, I was starting to ask myself the same question. Every week I was getting updated travel warnings...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • The first thing you notice as you arrive in Costa Rica is all the beautiful scenery. Traveling from San Jose to our host families we drove up and down mountains on winding roads, with lush, green rainforest surrounding us and steam slowly rising from the mountains.  I stayed with my host family...

  •  I never got to live with both of my parents under the same roof at the same time. It was always with one or the other. My parents separated when I was only a year and a half year old. I lived with my father and my step mom until I turned fourteen years old and moved in with my mother in America...

  •  It started out like any other vacation, a long drive and then finally the suspense ended when we finally arrived. It was Christmas 2008 and my family and I were going to Texas to visit my grandparents. The entire trip was all planned and on the second day we were to cross the boarder into Progreso...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •    I went to South Korea in February 2009. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I went with my hip hop dance team, called DC Tribe. Only nine girls got chosen to go, and I was one of the lucky ones. Me and my teammates were a family, and I couldn’t imagine any group better to go with...

    Tags: Asia
  • In America, we are lucky enough to have more opportunities and more freedom than many around the world. However, this often leads us to have a near blinding air of superiority and lack of understanding of the world around us. We can comfortably travel around most of America and proudly say we are...

    Tags: Europe
  • For my high school graduation present my father, sister, and I went up to California for a week to visit my cousins. The last time I went up there was when I was about five years old and our family had gone to Disneyworld. Of course, I remembered Disneyworld- after all, it’s the most magical place...

  • My most recent trip was the trip I took with the Quiz Bowl team to the National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) competition in Orlando, Florida. We were to stay at the Contemporary Disney Resort within the Disney theme park. In mid-April, our Quiz Bowl coaches announced that we would go to...

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