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As author Mary Lasswell once said, “I am forced to conclude that God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment, just to prove that all that diversity could be crammed into one section of earth by a really top hand.” Anyone who has ever driven across Texas would know: there is little need...Tags:
Kansas City, Missouri: A city just about 4 hours drive from the incredible Gateway Arch in St Louis. A true city of The West. I had never been to the state of Missouri prior to this visit in the summer of 2010. The drive there was just as the books and movies described it. Nothing, but long...Tags:
Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places...Tags:
Inside, the bus was complete chaos. My classmates, thrown into some unusual blend of unrestrained excitement and absolute terror, were screaming, hanging onto their friends for dear life, or demanding last-minute advice from the French teachers. Observing this chaotic scene, I couldn't help...Tags:
Five months, three days, and sixteen hours. This is the time it took for me to plan each and every detail for a month long trip through Europe with my sister and my best friend. A major issue however was how we were going to travel to and from seven considerably distant cities, Paris, Bordeaux,...Tags:
In June of 2009, my family and I once again took the long drive over to Ballwin, Missouri, to see my aunt and uncle. Our plans were to go shopping, hang out, and then go to the lake. So that just what we did, we spent the first couple days shopping and spending all of our money. Then it was time to...Tags:
Travel has always taken place within the human race, raising the question: what drives the need to travel and why is the pursuit of travel never ending amongst our kind? â–º best video 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship â–º Honorable mention 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Signing Up...Tags:
An unwelcome intruder upon my sleep rang out repeatedly. I shut my alarm off with a sight, and lay beneath the covers enjoying their warmth before casting myself out into the cold early morning. As we traveled along the sleepy highways of New York, coffee clutched closely to my chest radiating...Tags:
"Cheers, mate!" That's exactly how our wonderful guide, Chris Robson, greeted my school group as we finally arrived in London. It was February break of this past year and it was raining like there was no tomorrow. Although many people would be put off by the rain, we loved it! It was just the "...Tags:
I wish that this scholarship was not due for another month for I am still traveling through Sicily. I have managed to experience so many firsts on this trip and since it’s not over I am sure that I will get to witness even more (I hope). This is my first trip outside of the United States. This...Tags: