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  • The most magnificent place on Earth is without a doubt Destin, Florida. Out of the numerous vacations I have been on such as Colorado, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, Washington, D.C., Destin has been the best one yet. I have been there three times since the Summer of 2008. It is the prettiest beach...

  • Many picture the typical vacation as a family road trip, a cross country drive to the the Grand Canyon. Where the family reaches their destination and spends hours in gift shops, and  tourist tepees. Then a thirty minute ‘hike’ down the Blue Angel Trail, and the purchase of the “I Hiked Down the...

  • An experience that forever marked my life occurred when I attended a trip to Washington D.C. in 2009 with the GEAR-UP program at my school. It was a life-changing and influential experience that was very informative and educational. The opportunity to travel outside the area of Washington...

  • I wish I could stay in Venice forever. When I visited Venice, or Venezia in Italian, the spectacular grandeur of the city amazed me.  Yet, the city seemed so peaceful and quaint with its boats gliding under the footbridges on the slow moving green canals. Venice has colorful buildings crammed...

  • I don’t know if any trip will be as important as the one I took last November. My parents decied to adopt a baby from Eithopia and accepted a 8 month old boy from a tribal village. My sister was 3 at the time and my mom didn't want to leave her for a week....so she told me I would go with my dad...

  • It was 7:30a.m. as I stepped out of the Frankfurt airport and took my first look at Germany.  A year earlier, I decided to participate in an exchange program offered by my German teacher.  After already hosting German students in the U.S., it was our turn to experience life in Germany.  Our host...

    Tags: Europe
  • It's all about perspective – looking out from a temple across the ocean at sunset, walking crowded streets and hearing motorists whiz past, or breathing in sweet mountain air while watching the fog roll over rice paddies. When I went to Indonesia to experience my mother's heritage, I found three...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  •             Middle school was finally over! It was time for a relaxing summer, and boy was I ready.  This summer, I would be taking a trip to India, where my parents migrated from 25 years ago.  This of course, was not my first trip there, but this trip would definitely be different.  I was going...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • The sun shimmered through the crystal waters of Molokini Crater. I floated on my back in peaceful bliss. My dad, brother and I had booked this morning’s snorkeling tour because we were seeking an adventure. The aerial views featured on the Pacific Whale Foundation's brochures were enticing. The...

  • It was almost 10 o'clock at night, and, yet, the temperature was still near ninety degrees. A crowd had formed in the central hub on Main Street, U.S.A., and I could feel the excitement as everyone anxiously awaited the beginning of Wishes!, the fireworks show that lights the night sky above the...

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