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  • One of  my most interesting trips was that to Florida. I was going all by myself to visit my dad and I was about 11 years of age. I am not used to flying much, but I was excited and scared to go. It was a really big step for me to go all alone without any family having strange people tell me what...

  • My travel experiences begin when I actually got onto a plane for the first time heading to a new country. This occurred in 8th grade during the winter break when my family and I decided to go to China. The plane flight was something new because I haven’t gone on one before. As I stepped onto the...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • “What happens in China stays in China.” “What happens in China?” “I don’t know! That’s why I have to go!” My mother and I were having another argument about whether I could go to Beijing to visit my cousin Sophia over the summer. My mother and I rarely saw things eye to eye, so bickering on the car...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • When I first became face-to-face with California during my 2010 family vacation, I was at first hit with a sense of excitement.  However, the more time we spent walking uphill, getting seasick on a boat, and pulling hair out of frustration due to the ludicrous prices, I was just about ready to...

  • Our OurRssdfdsssd Have you ever wanted to go to a different country, but didn’t quite know what to do or how to plan it? Planning a trip across the sea is one of the most exciting things to do. From booking hotels to finding the perfect spots to visit, you can make your vacation the best that...

    Tags: Europe
  • So many people believe that vacation is all play and relaxation. These people seem to forget all the preparation time and planning it takes to make a vacation possible. My vacation took place in June of 2007, and there are two parts to it.   The first week of my vacation was spent at Girl's State,...

  • 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...

  •      Taiwan is alternately known as the Ihla Formosa, meaning "Beautiful Island"- a fact that rings very true in my current thinking. Since my childhood, I have gone to visit my family in Taiwan just about once every year.  The connection I feel with Taiwan is due less to my mere exposure to the...

    Tags: Asia
  • There must be a mistake. After eleven years of public schooling in North Carolina, today I discovered that I had been lied to. There aren't seven natural wonders of the world, there are eight. Those fine educators completely neglected to mention the Austrian salt mines, that hidden gem, that...

    Tags: Europe
  • My trip began in a large school bus, filled with Juniors and Seniors. We were all anxiously waiting for the adventure that was hours away. Little did we know that after two weeks of sharing rooms together, never being apart from each other, and not being home; would we miss our families so much....

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