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  • In March of 2011, I finally got on a Hawaiian Airline plane headed to the island of Maui with 18 other students from my Marine Biology class at West Seattle High School. This trip is happens every year around the same time with the head chaperone, our wonderful Marine Biology teacher, Kevin Barth....

  • I had only one real goal as I embarked on my trip to Costa Rica- to have fun. And I was pretty confident that I knew what to expect. The trip was with my Spanish class and my mom, the Spanish teacher, had gone many times before. Each time she had returned with souvenirs, leftover excitement, photos...

  • The Sea Princess Alaska, a destination that is not widely seen as a popular summer travel destination, is where I spent my summer vacation. My family took the Sea Princess with an itinerary of 7 sea days and 3 different ports of call: Ketchikan, Juneau, and Haines. San Francisco Once we...

  •   We just landed. This is the saddest landing of my life. I was soaring from the moment we left 10 days ago until now. My spirits have come down 30,000 feet with the plane.   I feel that I learned more about human beings than about Judaism and Israel on this trip. One could argue I didn’t...

  • On jolly Christmas Day, two years ago, I opened a rather strange gift. It wasn't wrapped, simply taped shut in an ordinary brown mailing box. I carefully peeled off the tape, wondering what could possibly be inside such a poorly decorated present, and pulled one frilly fuchsia lei from the box. I...

  • When people think of New York City they probably pictures the glamorous lifestyles of the rich and famous or think of Broadway, Times Square and other tourist attractions. New York City can be an amazing place to go. I've gone with my family numerous times when my father has had business trips and...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  •                                                                   The Streets of Paris      My parents have the rare ability to get lost anywhere at any time. Today it is in the Paris Metro. After a day of relaxed sight seeing all of the sudden the race is on. The semifinal of the 2006 World Cup...

    Tags: Europe
  •      I could feel the pressure waves reverberating through my body. They started with a tingling in my feet, raced up my torso and stopped in my chest. I was keenly aware of every heartbeat, the dull pounding amplified by the force pressing upon my body. The excitement I was feeling made it hard to...

  • During Middle School my Family and I used to vacation on Puerto Rico, now my older sister was eighteen and we desired one last summer of family fun before she started college.  On a June Sunday morning we were on our way to Atlanta, where we would depart to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  I had a...

    Tags: Caribbean

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