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  • In the beginning of my senior year, I joined a club at school called the Aesthetic Voyagers. This club was established so students could have the ability to travel with their peers and experience a new area. I was ecstatic about the idea of the club and joined immediately. Our biggest trip we went...

  • The large pretzel jar was labeled “Disney World or Bust” and was almost filled to the top with coins.  My family had been saving for our family trip for two years and we knew this Christmas would be the grand announcement…….or so we thought. On Christmas day my dad handed my sister and I a...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Last year, my family and I traveled to Australia for a two week family vacation. Because my mother had been an exchange student there during high school, we decided to travel with her host parents. We arrived in Sydney the first day after an exhausting 14 hour flight. After meeting my mother’...

  • It’s time to pick where you want to go on a vacation! Where should you go? The Bahamas, Caribbean, Costa Rica? The answer is none of these places; you should decide to book your vacation to Lilburn, Georgia. I know what you’re thinking, Why do I want to go Lilburn, Georgia? Well that’s a very...

  •   In April of this year, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. I had the chance to travel to France and England with the People to People organization which offers students, unique travel opportunities for personal and professional growth and continuing education. The journey to Europe a two...

    Tags: Europe
  • I grew up camping and love visiting the wild, smelling the fresh air, and embarking on adventures in the woods. Many times a year my family and I would grab some sleeping bags and our oldest, hole-filled clothes and head out to stake our tent at a camping ground. My favorite camping expeditions...

  • I never dreamed I would visit China until my choir at Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor, MI) made it possible. After months of fundraising and preparation, our amazing journey began with a 14 hour flight to Shanghai. We visited the Jade Buddha Temple, capturing pictures of golden statues of protectors...

    Tags: Asia
  • My very first kiss was with Mozart, and I did it WITHOUT a time machine. If that’s not talent, I don’t know what is (I’m kidding of course, I don’t think you’d want to read this blog entry if I was that narcissistic). Now, I’m no mind reader, but I’m guessing you’re asking yourself one question...

    Tags: Europe
  • Tiptoeing quietly out of the thatched dwelling, I slowly navigated the winding dirt path in the dim light. Past the tropical fronds and under the curving trunks of the palms I walked. Noises of the Vietnamese jungle surrounded me; cawing tropical birds, wild hogs scampering through the underbrush...

  • In but a few hours, I had managed culture shock of the highest degree: I had traveled from the wintry Milwaukee airport, full of businessmen typing on laptops, college students waiting for Starbucks, and families wheeling giant suitcases, to the blistering hot, ramshackle airport in Port-Au-...

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