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  •      Summer vacations are a big deal for me. Our family plans one big trip for the summer and since I'm going off to college next year, every one counts. Last July, it brought us to British Colombia, Canada.      First, you must know more about me. I am lucky enough to have traveled across the...

  • Matthews, a humble town just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, is often overlooked as the perfect tourist getaway, where people of all ages enjoy a lifestyle of leisure and a unique quality of life. Founded in 1879, the quaint town is full of cultural and historical significance everyone can...

  • I take a step onto the chilled wood of my porch and look out into the sky. The light just barely peeking over the top of the trees. I inhale a breath of fresh air and take a step down onto the wooden bridge lying across the swamplands that will soon lead me to my destination. I reach the entrance...

  •         I am a Bostonian born and raised. The city gleams at night. Officers left and right providing you with protection. Paved roads that feel smooth under your car. This world was all I knew before my trip to El Salvador. My family is Salvadorian so I have been to El Salvador before. But this...

  •              Having emigrated as a tiny baby from the small country of Belarus whose inhabitant amount hardly exceeds nine million, I was finally coming back at age fifteen to visit my relatives and my homeland. Who knew that four short weeks in a small country on the other side of the world can...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • My poles propel me down a dusty trail. I hear the slosh of my water bottle swinging on its carbiner, the chink and spring of my poles and the crunch of my boots in the pine needles. Somewhere back in the trees a stream roars faintly. Branches crisscross over my head, filtering the fading light of...

  • Another Palm Springs             This summer a group of us from our local church tried something completely different than your average summer vacation. What do you envision when you think of summer vacation?  Possibly going camping with the family, or traveling to a large city and site seeing?...

  • The roaring of the airplane’s duel engines abruptly ended my brief nap. I bolted upright in my small, crammed airplane chair and looked around. We, my Spanish class from my high school, were on our way to Spain. My neighbor, a bulky youth with blue eyes and blonde hair, clapped me on the shoulder...

    Tags: Europe
  • There is no doubt in my mind that the best trip that I’ve been on so far has also been the simplest one.  In middle school I never had many friends. When I got to high school I figured that everything would just carry over. Like usual I was wrong. Honorable Mention 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing...

  • My friend Sam and I spent an awesome two days at Okemo Mountain in Vermont. The five-hour drive from New York City isn't that bad, especially when broken up by a stop at a drive-thru Burger King somewhere in Massachusetts. We stayed at Jackson Gore, Okemo's newest base camp/mountain. There are...

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