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  • A couple years ago, my family and I went on a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. We visited the countries of Spain, France, Italy, and England. It might have been a dream trip, but it didn't start off too well. When we arrived in Barcelona, Spain, the baggage claim was in a different terminal. So we...

    Tags: Europe
  • I love the beautiful rotation of the pedals; the way I can travel through the world quietly, taking in what I see. Last summer I took my love for a biking to a new level: my father and I biked across New York state and back (a total of 900 miles). We talked with the people we met along the way,...

  • In my family, vacation was pretty much unheard of unless it was related to a family wedding or celebration. Even those experiences were nothing close to vacation status. There was no time to just sit back and relax because everything was rushed.   I had always wanted to go on vacation and be able...

  • El Porvenir, Baja California, Mexico. It's a small, poor town. A town with dirt roads and dilapidated houses, a town where it is more common to see a horse coming down the street rather than a car. There are more stray dogs than there are cows. There are two churches, one Catholic and one Christian...

  • My Vacation Experience   Two years ago I had traveled down to Florida to Disney World for a week trip, it was not only my very first trip to Disney but it was also my first time traveling on an airplane. Going to Disney was not just an average vacation trip for me either. My high school marching...

  • When I first found out I was going to New York, I couldn’t comprehend the thought. Growing up in a small town has a big impact on your mindset, so I was full of emotions. If you’ve never been to New York, you imagine it as Hollywood portrays it. The taxicabs and colossal buildings, the diversity...

  •  It was dusk when we arrived at the Nürnberg airport so we went straight to the Ritter St. Georg Gästehaus in Erlangen, Germany. In the morning I was greeted with a cheery “guten morgen” and a steamy loaf of fresh baked bread and a selection of meats and cheeses fit for a king. For some reason I...

    Tags: Europe
  • I may not have a 'normal' American high school experience, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I grew up in Southern Japan, schooled on a Navy base. Growing up DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools), there is one thing you can't deny: we've seen much of the world.   At our location,...

    Tags: Asia
  • This is me, the health freak who won’t even put dressing on her salad, indulging in ice cream and crepes daily. The same girl who won’t touch beef chomps down on blood sausage and organ meat. When my host mother offers me more cheese with her gregarious smile, I stifle my instinct to politely...

  • I love family vacations. It's a time to go someplace new and just spend time with the ones you love. But what happens when a dreaded trip, takes an unexpected turn? Monday, June 30, 2008 We are riding in the van on our way to the mountains. We go to the mountains every year. I like the beach better...

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