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  •   During the summer of 2007, I took a trip with my mom and brother to wondrous Mexico City. I didn't think it was so impressive at first, but I was about to have a second thought on my own impression.  Before our tour of the city began, us and the other tourists were dropped off from the bus at a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Sandy, white beaches. Wind blowing through the palm trees. Blazing hot sunshine. All common attributes of any place in the state of Florida where I live. Last summer, before my junior year, I went on a vacation to a new place that I’d never heard of until two weeks before; I was going to Captiva...

  • "Here goes nothing, I guess," is the thought crossing my mind as I step into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on July 18th, 2009. My mom was late for work, so I enter alone. I check in, find my gate, and wait to board my flight to Miami where I'll meet up with the other Girl Scouts and our...

  • Only a short few days ago, I was given the opportunity to partake in one of the most memorable experiences of my life. About three weeks ago, I was called into the principal's office where he explained to me the upcoming trip. To commemorate Captain Vancouver's 250th birthday, a Canadian Navy...

  • Chasing frantic chickens and enjoying the simple life was not what I expected during my first trip to Vietnam. After snaking through the beautiful, exquisite Mekong River in a wooden boat, my family arrived at small village in Ben Tre that was hidden among luscious coconut trees and surrounded by...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  •   I am the only girl of four brothers; that statement alone is an adventure within its own right www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php. To glorify the setting, we live in an extremly small town. There is not much in Ashford, Alabama: a few stores, a couples of traffic lights, and a railroad crossing or two...

  •             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
  • This summer in June I went on the most exciting, breath taking, and life changing vacation I have been on in my entire life.  This vacation was a weeklong cruise all throughout Alaska.  We went to many different places and we did an amazing activity every time we made port.   Well it all started...

  • Being human, whenever we imagine a place that is different, based more on fiction than fact, we create stereotypes of how that place “really” is.  For example, upon telling my friends back in Houston, Texas that I would be visiting Alaska, the most common response involved Eskimos.  However, when...

  • "Incomparable."  That is one of many words to be used to describe the ancient city that is Rome; nothing in the world can explain the sensation of being in the center of this diverse, historical metropolis. Walking aimlessly through its worn streets, hearing authentic music and the beautiful...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring

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