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It had been my dream as long as I can remember to take a trip to New York City. The lights, people, Broadway, it all made my mouth water at just the thought of it. My dream came true in summer of 2010, when my family finally decided to visit the “Big Apple.” As I look back on it now, a year later...Tags:
The Space Program I spent my summer working as an intern for 8 weeks at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. It was the experience of a lifetime. I got the opportunity to see all the small tasks and jobs it takes to complete a space project. Just one camera on the Hubble is the...Tags:
We were waiting in line to go to the top of the Empire State Building. Our time was ticking and we only had 3 hours left in the city at most. To start off our impromptu 5 hour excursion, I witnessed first-hand the nightmare that is driving and parking in New York City. My mom wasn't sure how to...Tags:
July 2, 2015So, my mom gets this random idea to visit Phoenix of all places. Arizona. In July. If you’ve never experienced the summer heat of the southern states, you perhaps don’t understand my delayed excitement. We’re talking triple digits at night. Sigh. I was not looking forward to...Tags:
Experience, travel-these are as education in themselves. -Euripides As Saint Augustine wisely said, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Travelling stands out as a major part of any person’s life. Whether a man has travelled across oceans or just across...Tags:
Founded in 1983 Most teenagers are busy hanging out with friends, going to the beach, vacationing, and getting jobs during their summer vacation. I participate in these things as well but, in addition, I have been lucky enough to meet and work with people like Dizz. Dizz is a person unlike any...Tags:
It was cool, quiet, and except for the light from the moon, it was dark. It was, after all, the wee hours of the morning. After loading our pets into the Suburban, my mom, my little brother, and I began our journey to our new ranch in Northern Texas. My Dad, my sister, and my other brother stayed...Tags:
I remember my experience with one of the most notorious things about travel: lost luggage. Though I used to not define Strippi as luggage, she was lost. My father and I were traveling back to rural Ohio from Amherst, Massachusetts, and instead of taking a hotel room for the night, we spent the...Tags:
I am not what some will call a 'vacationer'. I'm very comfortable in my own home, and love my free reign of food, television, my own bed, and the internet. As we all know, we can't always get what we want. Each year I take a trip in a three hour, congested traffic car ride to South Bend, Indiana...Tags:
In the summer of 2007, I set out on a journey with over 40 students to explore places that I had dreamt of since childhood; Ireland, England, Wales, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. For all but a few of us, this would be our first European experience. 43 teenagers getting ready to leave home...Tags: