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  • July 17, 2012 I live in South Dakota. Rural South Dakota to be specific. Big cities are not really my thing, and never have been. When my parents told me that they wanted to take a family vacation, mostly because I complained all year about how we never go anywhere, I was extremely excited. So...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  •                Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags!  And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California.                We drove all the way from Arizona...

  • Amusement parks, fancy hotels, beautiful resorts - these are the places I like to visit. Everything is provided for me, and I can just go around doing what I want. So when my parents said that we should go camping in Yellowstone National Park, my immediate response was no, No, and NO. I did not...

  • If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Italy, I highly recommend taking the time to explore the beautiful cities that litter the Tuscan landscape. I had the pleasure of traveling with 25 other girls to 5 wonderful cities in Italy this summer.Traveling through tourist sites like Piza and...

  • Walking down the dusty streets of Belize, a microscopic country in Central America, so many thoughts race through my head. Sun rays strike my skin and sweat beads roll down my entire body. The spectrum of colored houses shape the country, showing the enormous amount of poverty:  holes in the walls...

  • During the summer of 2009, just before my fourteenth birthday, I traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana with my pastor, a fellow church member, and several teens and pastors from local churches for a Christian teen gathering known as “Jesus, Justice, Jazz”. Over 37,000 church members from around the...

  • I clenched my fists around the metal bar until my knuckles turned white. Ten in the morning and my clothes were soaked with humidity and sweat.  As the truck lurched forward, seven college students, my father, and I, a thirteen-year-old girl, clung to any available surface in the bed of that beat-...

  • I recently traveled to WashingtonD.C. with my parents to visit several colleges.  While I value the observations and opinions of others, there is nothing like experiencing something in person.  You learn so much more when you can see it, touch it, smell it and EXPERIENCE it for yourself.   ...

  • While I sat in a gum-ridden school desk during my U.S. History class, I vigilantly stared at the clock, watching the long hand slowly tick-tock-ticking. It was June 10th, the last day of junior year, and I was ten minutes away from the best summer of my life. What was I feeling? Excitement of the...

  •        Family vacation this year was not what I expected and better than I could have hoped.  What made it for me was our day trip to Daufusky Island in South Carolina.  After a 20 minute boat trip, we docked and were given our golf cart, which is the main form of transportation for the 40...

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