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  •  After ten long hours on a plane we had finally arrived.  We were in the land of Israel, a place which I had heard about all my life.  Last summer, my family and my cousins’ family traveled to Israel to celebrate my brother’s bar mitzvah.  This was such a new experience for me, as I had never...

  •             Some call it their normal summer getaway; I call it a once in a lifetime experience.  It was the beginning of my ninth grade year when I found out that I would get to take my very first trip to the beach.  After dreaming about this moment for so long, I couldn't believe that...

  • It was early spring of 2012 and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the lawns were lush, and the sun was warm. We had traveled to D.C. for WAMUNC, a four-day Model United Nations conference at George Washington University with our high school and I was brimming with excitement. I was to...

  • This is not the story of a travel far from home, but of the journey to a new and improved spiritual state. Every year for the last thirteen years on the second Wednesday in July, the Lance Armstrong Foundation in association with Different Strokes Swim Shop puts on an open water swim in order to...

  •      After taking only a year of German language in school, I decided to travel to the country itself through one of the school's programs.  I knew beforehand that I'd be going alone and there would be people I didn't know, but I was still raring to go.      I left on my first airplane flight ever...

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  • In June of 2007, my family and I decided to visit my mother’s parents and family in Bellingham, Washington. We began our trip at five o’clock in the morning. We drove from Van Buren, Arkansas, over through Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, up to Kansas City, Kansas, and drove all the way across Kansas until...

  • Everything was so bare. Cap Benat, a remote community in the south of France, is perched on a rocky ledge over the Mediterranean Sea. It was none of the things I expected it to be. I was still reeling with jetlag when I found myself under the blinding sun, climbing rocks with little 8 year old...

  • In August of 2010 I travelled to Germany for a duration of five months. For four weeks I stayed in a comprehensive language camp in Hedersleben, a small village in Saxony-Anhalt. This month-long school camp was the closest I came to a true "vacation" but I consider it to have been the best part...

  • Excitement screamed through the air. I could barely breathe as I approached the vehicle that would take me to the best four days of my life. Despite the early hour, I was pumped and not at all sorry to see my mother drive away with a last whisper of 'Call me if you need me!' I laughed, knowing I...

  • In December 2008, my mother, sister, and I visited Orlando, Florida. It was a family vacation we take every Christmas. My mother and sister are fascinated with Walt Disney World. On our vacation, we went to Animal Kingdom (which is one of Walt Disney's theme parks). It was really exciting. While we...

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