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  •                                                           Enthralled in the City       This year has not been easy for me.  My parents got separated, and I fell into a state of depression.  This year, however, also contained the best week of my life.  My mother and I finally saved up enough money...

  • Crashing waves, hovering seagulls stalking on tourists' bags of chips, the roar of the Boardwalk Bullet, and beetle boats that crawl swiftly through the active ocean: these are the ingredients of a perfect vacation. I've been to Kemah ten or so times, but if it were up to me, it'd be infinite...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  •   While I gasped for air, I made that final step to the top of my climb as perspiration dripped off my body.  I could feel the breeze rush past my head, but I couldn’t seem to get any air to my lungs.  It felt like I was dying on the Great Wall in China, but I was actually having the time of my...

    Tags: Asia
  • I am the opposite of a city slicker. For almost my entire life I’ve resided in suburban California, rarely going outside the confines of the state. So I jumped at the chance to get out of my comfort zone in order to visit Chicago, Illinois.   Transportation there is easy. I could walk almost...

  •  In my life I have never been able to travel to exotic places or popular places. A vacation to my family was driving two hours to my aunts house and swimming in Lake Erie. It was not the most glamorous vacation, but it was fun. One year, however, my mother surprised me with a trip to New York City...

  • The sky was a light shade of gray. I was so nervous that I was nauseous and my hands were shaking. At seven o’clock all forty-four of us boarded the plane. We sat together, a big sea of maroon shirts and khaki pants, our leaders in navy-blue shirts. The plane took off down the runway. There was no...

    Tags: Europe
  •   “Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day…” the off tone singing of my former religion teacher trails off down the hall as he attempts to wake up the crew. Unlike my alarm clock at home, this one doesn’t have a snooze button, so I slowly sat up and surveyed my surroundings. In this...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Two years ago, our high school marching band took a trip to Disney World in Florida. We were very excited because we were going to get to march in the Disney Parade. It was a very exciting experience for all of us. Of course, not all of us enjoyed it. I actually had a pretty bad day on the third...

  • My parents have always said how lucky we are and they have always stressed the fact that they never had what we have. And usually I would ignore their long lectures and talks. It wasn’t until I went to Vietnam that I understood what they were saying.       Right when I took the first step off the...

    Tags: Asia
  • I am not going to lie, I am not new to traveling at all.  My parents have both been in love with traveling since their early twenties and have not once hesitated to include my sister and me in their travel adventures (I went on my first international flight when I was 2 months old). My parents have...

    Tags: England, Europe

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