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  • The locals call the place Firenze. I call it a masterpiece. Florence was the first place I actually travelled to as a tourist rather than a kid complaining about having to go with his family. We stayed a total of 4 days in the heart of the European Renaissance, enjoying the most of it. Our group...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Tuscany
  • Spring break was coming up and I was ecstatic! Now was the trip I had been waiting for all year. My church youth group was going on a trip to Juarez, Mexico. I had been on this trip the last two years, but this year my younger brother and my dad were coming with me. I knew this year would be better...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The dictionary defines vacation as a freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. Key-word being FREEDOM! It is the seldom time of the year that we get to lounge, relax, and take our minds far away from all the stresses of everyday life. For my family we find our center of peace at the...

  • March 23, 2011 I'm not sure how to cleverly start this, so I just have to begin with the basic fact that I am currently on a speed train going through the French countryside. I've just spent two wonderful and wonderfully exhausting days in Paris, and after a night stop in Perpignan, we will...

  •    My parents are originally from Monterrey, Mexico. In Hispanic culture when a girl turns fifteen she has a Quinceañera. A Quinceañera is a coming of age party celebrated when the young women turns fifteen. I’ve seen my two older sisters go through their parties and I just couldn’t wait to have...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    Tags: Caribbean
  •   “Howzit! Welcome to Sud Africa!” That was the first thing I heard stepping off the 18 hour  flight from Washington D.C. It was all so new and exciting, different smells, a new language, a completely new atmosphere, pretty much a new everything. This was only my second time in South Africa in...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • Anxiety filled our spirits as we waited for the mail to arrive to our house. In two days, my mother and I would be flying across the Atlantic and our Eurail pass had not yet arrived. This pass would be our golden ticket for fifteen days, allowing us to ride train upon train to whichever countries...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •  On May 14-16 2009, I spent an incredible time in New York City with 26 other Fine and Performing Arts students. There were many things I loved about this trip including: I didn't get sick on the 6 hour bus drive down (I'm a senior this year and the last time the FPA students went down, my freshmen...

  • Quarter Finalist 2010 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Traveling, is such abroad term. I prefer to think of it as, taking adventures. Traveling, is such abroad term. I prefer to think of it as, taking adventures. I remember my first solo adventure. It took place last summer around mid June....

    Tags: DC, North America, USA

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