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  •   “Pack your bags, we’re going camping.” My mom's last three words would come to be my least favorite in the English language, making this my first and very last camping experience. I’m not a princess but I do enjoy my creature comforts. I need my warm shower, prime time shows, bed, and cell...

  • We pulled out of our Dexter, Michigan driveway on July 5th. The goal of our family road trip was to show my sister and I the Great American West before we became too old to enjoy an entire month of family time. My alterior motive was to be ready to run my first marathon five days after returning....

  •   My Trip to Washington D.C.  And New York By: Karina Chavez     Since I was little my dream trip has always been to visit New York to See the twin towers and the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan. When I was fourteen years old I went to Washington D.C. and New York in an educational Tour trip with...

  • We had been planning our trip to London, England for months. My brother and I were traveling with my mom and aunt to see another aunt who lives there during our spring break.   However, two days before our trip, our passports still had not arrived.  My mom had applied for them months before but...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • It was the sixth day of July, a day that opened my eyes to a new beauty in our world. This was the last day of our mission trip which we used to relax and explore the majestic mountains of Colorado. After 22 long hours of driving, and 3 long days of working, we were all exhausted and ready for a...

  • "Where's that?" was the question I got most when I told my friends I was setting out for the Netherlands. “Is that in England?”, “oh, that’s near Sweden right?”, “it’s a city in Canada, duh.” How could such a gem of country that gave us more than we know be so hidden from the world? It was my goal...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
  • Three months ago, I was blessed to be selected as Spring Branch Independent School District's representative to Texas Girls State sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. I hadn't realized how big an honor that was until, three weeks ago, I attended Texas Girls State. There, as I learned how...

  • Life can get busy for both teens and parents. It’s important to take time away from work and school to spend time together as a family. The Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida is the perfect place to do just that. This luxurious hotel features 277 guest rooms including 40 suites, two...

  • For 14 hours straight, I flew over an ocean with my family in tow. In June 2010, we visited my uncle in China. My Uncle Mike has been working and living in China since around 2000, spending most of his time in Shanghai. Before flying off, I was nervous about being bored on the flight there. But,...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • “Mom, what are we doing for Christmas?,” I ask my mother with excitement. “We are going to visit your Grandma and uncles” she responds rather bluntly. That was the day I learned we were visiting India: the third-world, crowded, poor country. Of course, being only 14, I was only excited to see...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India

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