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Family vacations can feel like a boring obligation. Especially with teenagers who would rather spend their summer days on the beach tanning with friends than on a vacation with dear old mom and dad. Being an expert on this subject, I expected no less of the vacation to San Francisco that my parents...Tags:
My family’s chosen use of vacation days, our ancestral home, the land of our people could be considered a hamlet by even the most generous of standards. Helena, Arkansas, is the former home of a few family members and my most frequent travel destination. Despite its lack of movie theaters, bowling...Tags:
This year, my school's band went on our most expensive, yet most exhilarating trip yet to Boston and Salem, Massachusetts. What made it even more amazing was the day we left school to drive to Boston was my birthday, my 18th birthday of all birthdays. It was my ideal way of celebrating it. After a...Tags:
My friend Jocelyn says “if you’re not bleeding, you’re not having fun”. Ironically, she was one of the few in our group of six girls (and our teacher, Frau) who went to Germany and didn’t get injured. We went on an EF Tour called Germany in Depth last June. It was a fairly normal trip, except that...Tags:
As an ambitious fourteen year old, I wanted nothing more than to travel to Europe. I had no money, no job - I wasn't even old enough to get on a plane by myself! All I had was a dream. While school shopping, I noticed an advertisement for a Mead Notebook Cover Design Competition. ...Tags:
Before, I knew it I was laying on my back! Let me take a step back. Red rover, yes red rover, there were over 70 girls playing red rover by the flag pole and it was my turn to go. Ready, set, go. I darted between two girls and before I knew it I was laying on my back on the ground. I have just...Tags:
During the spring of 2012, I had the magnificent opportunity of traveling to Costa Rica with 14 other third and fourth year Spanish students from my school. We stayed for eight days in the beautiful country, traveling between four different hotels. We participated in several service projects and...Tags:
"If the wind is too strong, just hold on tight!" yelled Peter, one of the three group leaders. Meanwhile, you’re on top of mountain ridge, Crib Goch, 3000 feet above sea level with winds swirling around, a thick, dense fog approaching and not to mention a rain cloud coming. For you and nine...Tags:
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...Tags:
History. Friends. Adventure. Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of my trip to the nation’s capital, WashingtonD.C. I learned more history than I have in all my school history classes combined, made friends from around the world, and had the most exhilarating...Tags: