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  • I knew this trip would be different. But my gut feeling was beside the point. The point was that as I sat in the passenger seat of that awkward, white truck I saw a wasp clinging to the side of our vehicle. I thought to myself how ironic it was that this wasp, an insect that can fly, was clinging...

  • “You don’t take a vacation, vacation takes you”. Such accurate words to describe my experience during my travels away from home July second through the seventeenth. I left my home in Tonopah, Arizona, which I would be away from for two weeks, on the afternoon of the second with my grandmother,...

  • “Attention, last call for flight seventeen to Madrid.” Here we go I thought as the announcer's words were repeated again in Spanish, my first ten-hour flight across an open ocean and to a whole new country. Emotions and thoughts were spinning inside me with anticipation of our arrival. Questions...

    Tags: Europe
  • This journal is humbly dedicated to Mark Twain, whose fine literature inspired me to document my travels. Also, I humbly dedicate it to Lewis and Clark, the classic textbook example of a true explorer. Last summer I took a trip to Ely, Minnesota and canoed fifty miles in lakes with no...

  •   My favorite vacation took place in August of 2006. My family, along with three other families, spent the week at Lake Mead, where we found an island to set up camp and spent our days on the lake. We had a blast going out on the boat, swimming, water-skiing, or in my particular case, falling flat...

  •             For almost all of my seventeen years, I have had the privilege of visiting a beautiful little country in Southeastern Europe called Albania. When I was younger, I dreaded when the words “Ilira, we’re going to Albania” came out of my mother’s mouth. These five words were without a doubt...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • The date is July 18th, 2007. My family and I are on Florida Interstate 4 East, traveling in the family car at 70 miles an hour. We are headed to exit 74A, to Universal Studios Orlando. Out the window to my left I can see a giant, swirling mess of green, steel roller coaster tracks. Excitement...

  • Our trip to Washington, D.C. was one of the most memorable and informative family vacations we have ever taken because of all the fun and eye opening experiences.  We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Crime Scene Investigation...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • My family is, to say the least, eccentric; my mother, a high energy, post-traumatic stress disorder patient, my father, a know-it-all, grammatically incorrect hockey fan, my younger brother, the definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and me, the sassy instigator, are a rowdy bunch...

  • Everybody has one. One vacation during which all forces of the universe work together to create the perfect storm of events, a storm that picks you up by the collar of your shirt, tosses you around, and leaves you wondering: why me? A storm that, in our case, leaves you stranded in a Go-Kart...

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