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  • Every few years, my parents have planned a two-week for our family to go on. We are a small family with my parents, my older brother, and I. Our family is nothing extraordinary and while my parents try their hardest to have a good time, there are usually one or two family quarrels along the way.  ...

  • My family is unique for Louisiana. We own an indoor rock climbing gym in a state that is devoid of natural rock, and naturally, rockclimbers. It is no coincidence that my family took a vacation to the Climbing Mecca, Yosimite National Park. With its astounding natural beauty and phenominal climbing...

  • From the beginning, I knew this trip was going to be different.  Instead of the GPS, my Dad got out a creased map from the bottom of the glove box.  No wild water rides, no Disney daze, no cheap thrills.  We were preparing for a road trip to discover the wonders of the Great Lake State, Michigan....

  • Traveling with family has its benefits, but nothing is better than exploring Peru by yourself with nothing but a backpack, a cell phone, and a wad of cold hard cash. Over the course of this year I’ve become addicted to traveling by myself, exploring the country I grew up in. So when I heard that my...

  • In July of 2006, Colony High School's and Alaska's first and only marching band packed their bags and set off for our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. Once there we spent a few days touring around the city of D.C. Then, on the morning of July 4th we suited up, got our instruments out and marched...

  •          In june 12, 2008 my mother and i flew to our home country Panama to visit my long distance family. Panama is a low economy country that has many villages with families that dont have the luxuries that we take for grant. My abuela, which means grandma in spanish, lives in a neighborhood...

  • The reason that banks created credit cards was because everyone was looking for a solution to get away from that noisy, heavy, constant reminder in their front pocket: loose change. For many, change is something that is almost worthless: Nobody values the $0.11 a cashier hands them after buying a...

  • During my junior year at St. Edmund Preparatory H.S., I went on the Emmaus XX Retreat with a group of girls from school. As per school tradition, the events that take place on each retreat are kept secret. Everyone goes into the experience not knowing what to expect. I was hesitant to attend, but...

  •  I have never been to Europe, Africa, Asia or any other country besides the United States. These foreign places would spark instant attention for a travel story. The vacation destinations in the United States are seemingly unoriginal and already heavily populated. Who wants to hear about a...

  • “Good Lord I’m late!”,I screamed as I barreled down the hall. I looked up at the clock. I could feel it mocking me …”6:45a.m”, shamefully late as usual. I scurried down the stairs to ask my father for a ride. As I banged on his door with the fury of a thousand fists, two things came to my mind....

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