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  • White sand beaches, the hot sun beating down, and crystal-clear water were what I had longed for. Destination Paradise! A cruise to The Bahamas was just the vacation I dreamed of. The Bahamas were full of culture, friendly people, and exotic foods.             My favorite section was the adventure...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Until now, my travels were ones that most people only dreamed about. Summers on the beautiful Croatian coast, spring break in South Africa, winter in the Austrian Alps. I had grown up overseas, and I had been spoiled. When we moved back to the United States, we decided to explore this country, as...

  • I didn’t expect what would happen on my trip to Alaska this summer. I thought it would be a trip full of excitement and adventure, new places and culture. I didn’t expect my family. We met our aunt and two cousins in the Anchorage Airport.  Logan, three, was loud and smiley, whereas Ahri, two,...

  • Family: ”a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for.” With that said, I have many families. One that has made the most difference in my life, besides the family that is my true blood, would have to be my People to People family.  We met in the summer...

  •  The sliding glass doors of the small airport in San Jose, Costa Rica opened and exposed me to the brilliant Sun and hundreds of people speaking a language I could hardly understand. I signed up for my youth group’s mission trip for the summer of 2008 not truly knowing what to expect. Even as we...

  •               New Orleans is one of the most cultural and diverse cities of the South, attracting thousands of people every year for its flashy signs and colors along the traditional tourist corners of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. But past the neon lights and garish décor lies the...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • Some people travel the world so they can cross the sites of their bucket list. Leaning Tower of Pisa? Check. Statue of Liberty? Check. I guess I’m not like most people, though, because I’d rather travel the world for the little things. Buckingham Palace is beautiful, but my favorite thing about...

  • Over this past summer, my family and I went on an Adventures by Disney vacation. We went on their mid-Atlantic Spirit of America tour. Disney advertises these types of vacations as 'The adventure of a lifetime,' and boy was it ever! Even though I'd been to Disney World twice before, I didn't know...

  • Prior to visiting Pittsburgh, the furthest I’d ever been out of my home state was Myrtle Beach, SC. That was a nice experience, but I’d anticipated getting more out of this trip. The difference in distance would, of course, play a factor – but there was also the difference in scenery to consider....

  • For three years I had watched my father leave our family for ten days to go visit some strange land that I knew nothing about. All I knew was that my dad was traveling to a destitute country called Sierra Leone in West Africa. As a freshman in high school I decided that I had to go with him and see...

    Tags: Africa

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