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  •                               On the hot, humid June 27, 2009 morning, I walked through the Tampa International airport terminal with a ticket in hand. The destination shown on the flimsy piece of paper was Nicaragua. At the time of the trip I was rather uneducated and had only heard stories of how...

  • While preparing for college, my parents agreed to take me on one trip to the East Coast to visit any school. I, of course, chose a college situated in the most adventurous place in the world, New York City. We elected to drive the twelve hours in two separate days, as my mother had recently been...

  • My perspective on New York today is a busy, urban setting that's full of activity from daybreak to past midnight. Before my summer experience, however, I viewed New York as an awe-inspiring, tourists' sensation. The summer tour of New York with my family exposed a side of the state I had been blind...

  • The Trip        On June 21st 2011, I embarked on a month-long vacation back to my home state of Connecticut, as well as my first visit to the town of Cape Cod. The night before, I had been so excited that I barely slept. The plane rides to Bradley International Airport were agonizingly long...

  • 05/15/12               We left at 6 in the evening.  The 18-hour journey to Buffalo, New York gave me plenty of time to think.             My family and I haven’t been that close lately.  Perhaps they’re distancing themselves to prepare themselves for my college-departure.  All I know, is...

  • I had imagined it so clearly. Each evening, my Montpelier family would all sit around a table outside on a terrace. The table would be set with the first course -- “ cantaloupe with ham, a tomato and mozzarella salad, or maybe even some French bread with fois gras. We would sit out there and chat...

    Tags: Europe
  • Set against the beautiful Puget Sound, Seattle has a range of activities, sights, and opportunities for any individual. With our gentle climate, our eco-friendly community has incorporated nature into our artwork and scenery throughout the city, combining the natural with the modern. Seattle is...

    Tags: USA
  • As we stepped out of our car and onto the gravel parking lot, I knew we were going on an adventure that was completely new to me and my family. As we waited for the Amtrak train bound for Chicago to arrive, I was very anxious and excited to travel far away out of my home state, Wisconsin. Finally,...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • "Earth's crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God, but only he who see's, takes off his shoes (Elizabeth Barret)." When this quote was shown to me, I didn't understand what it meant until my summer experience this year in the beautiful Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Nine other classmates...

  • An obscure sky hung clouds in the distance out the windshield of our car…a good Midwestern thunderstorm. The lightning flickered and rain came in a downpour like the dumping of old feed buckets. This was the only bad part of our family trip a few summers ago. My dad, mom and I all packed in the...

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