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So -- you want to come to Canton, Ohio? My hometown. Umm, you could… This is a good summary of the conversation that happens when a friend comes to the area. You can usually chalk it up to the fact that at first glance Canton only appeals to two types of people: football fans and American history...Tags:
This year my family and I went to Mission Santa Barbara. We thought that it would be a unique family trip that we haven't done before. The mission really lit our day up because of all the festivities going on. My brother and I were the ones who brought up the idea of going to the mission because of...Tags:
The day was July 1, 2007. The air was warm and sticky and smelt of sea salt. We had finally arrived at our destination. I was exceedingly grateful to step out of that van after the long seven hour trip and allow some feeling back into my buttocks. Little did I know that this was the start of an...Tags:
For spring break my mom and I went to San Miguel, El Salvador. El Salvador is just at tiny country of the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a tropical country meaning it is very hot and humid. When we got there the only thing you could feel was the heat and the humidity, it...Tags:
Everything was packed into the mini-van; the drum set, the guitar amps, the bass amp, and the guitars. Nick got out of his truck and walked up to meet Jake and me in my driveway. “Everything packed?” Asked Nick. “Yeah,” I said. “Thanks for the help, jerk.” Nick slapped me in the head. Still...Tags:
Branson My family and I try to take at least one vacation every year to some place new. Labor Day of 2009, we decided to take a trip to Branson, Missouri. It is about a five and a half hour drive from Derby, Kansas where I live. We packed up on Thursday evening and were...Tags:
I could hardly contain my excitement as I drove up the tiny, winding road. Up I went, up, up, up. When would I ever get to the top?QUARTER-FINALIST 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPAt last, with a sudden, final curve in the road, I was atop the hill. Standing before me was a colossal,...Tags:
In the summer of 2011, my family and I had the opportunity to visit India (for the third or fourth time) to see our relatives and see the wondrous, historic landmarks of India as well. We first arrived in a state called Kerala, where our relatives are located. From there we took a...Tags:
Here in Toledo, it may seem like there isn't much to do. That isn't true in the slightest and if you can't find anything, ask a local! We don't bite! There is something for everyone. Sports, nature, cars, we have it. Toledo isn't the biggest city in the world, but we have enough heart to make...Tags:
This summer was one of the most fulfilling of all my summers. I was fortunate to be selected to be a Student Ambassador for the organization People to People (http://www.peopletopeople.com). I went to Australia with 29 of my peers from local high schools and three chaperones. We were required to...Tags: