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I have always been told that “friends are the family that you chose for yourself”. Last summer I took a trip of a lifetime with my chosen family. My three best friends and I went on a two week EF Tours trip to France, Italy and Spain. I learned many life lessons and gained a whole new perspective...Tags:
It was my first day in Little Bay (Philipsburg, St. Martin, Dutch Antilles); my first day in paradise. Clear water, velvet-soft sand, piña colada paradise. In the turquoise water I felt at ease and breathing under water was natural; as if breathing on land had been strenuous training for the...Tags:
In April 2012, I had the chance to travel to Italy for nine days and I seized that opportunity. The time that I spent in Italy traveling all over from Venice to Florence to Pompeii, was one of the best times of my life. Italy is full of so much culture and history. I traveled...Tags:
As I prepare for the exciting challenge that is college, I reflect on my past experiences, particularly one between my sophomore and junior year. While most young adults used their summer vacation as a time to relax, rejoice and prepare for the following school year, I joined a Jewish youth group...Tags:
My stomach churned as I sat in the airport in Portland, Maine, on my way to JFK airport in New York. Businessmen make the quick flight quite often, but this particular flight would never compare to a businessman’s journey, and the experience to be had could never be repeated or reenacted by anyone...Tags:
In July of 2009, my family consolidated our mileage points and took a trip to Eastern Europe. As a city dweller, accustomed to the car horns and crowds of people, Prague came as a shock to me. It was as if I had somehow gone back in time. Surrounding me were rustic buildings and cobblestone...Tags:
Last fall, on our long drive to Maryland, my family decided to take a long detour and spend our first few days of vacation in Niagara Falls. I’d been to Niagara before, but I’d been five years old and had barely a snapshot left in my mind. I looked forward to it more than our final destination, and...Tags:
There are only a few places where one can wake up at 2 am to watch the Super Bowl. Israel is one of them. Unfortunately, an exciting semester abroad there became an uneventful "sick-mester" in bed. By halftime of Super Bowl XLIV, as tension rose between the Colts and the Saints, the mercury...Tags:
Summer was fast approaching, and I was still pondering which summer program to do. I had become excited about the possibilities of marine biology as a future career, yet learning to scuba had been a dream of mine for several years. And then there was also the reality that, were I lucky enough to be...Tags:
Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags! And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California. We drove all the way from Arizona...Tags: