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  • In the summer of 2006, my family and I went on a vacation to Ocean City, Maryland. My family goes on a lot of day trips with cousins and other relatives but this trip was different. We were traveling farther and we were staying there for several days.This vacation was the most fun family vacation...

  • 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?...

  • When my dad approached my brother and me about a two-week road trip to Oregon -- in an R.V., with my grandparents tagging along -- I wasn't too keen on the idea. '"e'll kill each other," was my initial reaction. My brother wholeheartedly agreed, and even my dad shrugged in acknowledgment. Still,...

  • Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, a place where anime fanatics and world travelers dream to go to at least once in their life. That is where I went last year as a student embassador with the People to People Student Ambassador Program, a nationally proclaimed program started by President Dwight D....

    Tags: Asia
  • “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
  • To say I’m uncomfortable would be an understatement. With a cold sweat, I wake up from a dream where I’m running. It’s about 4:00 in the morning. I’m nauseous. I’m about to suffocate from the humidity. I’m being tortured by insomniac mosquitoes. The squeaky old fan in my room is neither competent...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • Traveling is a great way to spend your free time and great way to see the world. Traveling is something that I love to do and I hope that I can travel the world someday. I have had many opportunities to travel around the country with National Geographic Student Expeditions, People to People and...

  • After many unbearable hours on the airplane, we finally landed in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. My family and I were in a sense of bliss and cheerfulness to be once again reunited with our close relatives. I felt like I was home.   Without any hesitation, we headed towards my...

    Tags: Asia
  • Here is the recipe for Confusion:  thirty teens from across the world, a dash of British and French accents, a teaspoon of the fifty states, and a large mixing bowl called Hawai'i.  It is an International Camp, and I am fortunate enough to be stirred into atmosphere of it.  My Hawaiian ancestry is...

  • Dhanyabaad is a word that I used so much in only two weeks. Dhanyabaad mean thank you in Tharu and the people of Dhurzhanna, Nepal had me using it so much with their outrageous kindness. Living in Dhurzhanna for two weeks was extremely different from living in New York City. Everyone greeted me...

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