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  • As I sat there under a palm tree at the Bay of Pigs, I could not help but notice the pristine beauty of this place. The sand was an untainted white and the water was a perfectly clear blue. In this splendor, however, was great irony. Though the scene was tranquil now, in 1961, the sand was covered...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When the youth asked me to accompany them as their Translator to Honduras, I was thrilled; we would be staying in a family-run hostel called El Cortijo Del Lago up in the mountains, in Guama, Honduras.      After landing in San Pedra Sula, we were picked up, and shown the city. Two things different...

  •  When you think of Disney World, what comes to mind? The Happiest Place on Earth, excitement, rides, and laughs? Well, when the varsity softball players of my school think of Disney, the only thing that comes to our minds is the haunting memory of our unjustified punishment.             The trip...

  • About 6 years ago me and my family went to a trip to El Salvador located on Central America, this was a special trip for me because I was going to go see the place where my parents grew up and were they were raise as young kids, not also that, but I will get the chance to see some of my aunts or...

  • Seeing the crowd lined up at the cruise-ship terminal in Venice, I wasn’t sure whether my mother booked a family vacation or an extended stay at the Department of Motor Vehicles.               But who would have guessed that this would be one of the only “mass-market moments” I’d face in the next...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was the summer of 2006. My parents decided it was time for another family vacation to Mexico, and yes, I was going, no exceptions. See, every time my parents plan a “family vacation,” I try my hardest to weasel my way out of it. I absolutely despise it, because to me, a vacation is only spent...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Over Christmas break of my junior year, I was able to visit four countries, go on a zip line over the ocean, ride a tube through the rainforest, and swim with dolphins. I did all of these activities on a Caribbean cruise with my mom. Our Royal Caribbean adventure took us to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was about noon when I fully realized that I was much farther away from the Dalai Lama then I had anticipated. I suppose, in retrospect, that that wasn’t entirely in my control (the Kalachakra festival officials only allowed foreigners to sit in a quartered-off section to the left of the massive...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, India
  • It's was three weeks before school started. I found out my sisters and my cousin were planning to take a trip to New York -- New Jersey actually -- to where my uncle lives and where my grandma is staying. The reason we went was to visit my grandma before she left for Vietnam and to visit New York...

  • Every January my school has a two week intersession class. Everyone picks one class or commits to a school trip, usually done through a travel agency and set up by a teacher or two. At the beginning of my junior year at High Tech High I decided that I was going to set up my own independent...

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