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  • When I was fifteen, in the summer of two thousand nine, I had the greatest adventure of my life. It was frightening and exciting, but most of all it was a great learning experience. That summer adventure was one of the most unforgettable escapades and has provided glorious dinner conversation...

  • There is one privilege that we living in America take for granted -- availability. Nearly everyone you know can probably be found somehow at any time, whether by phone, instant message, text; there's very little gaps where communication is blocked. When you're traveling, however, this isn't...

  •             Film production was one of the first industries created with the founding of the first film studio there: Thomas Ince. Two years later, two more studios was built by the names of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (or MGM) and Hal Roach. You might remember a classic about the girl who goes to a...

    Tags: California, USA
  • New and exciting adventures are waiting around every mountain? Yes, every mountain. To be more specific, the mountains of Massanutten, Virginia. If traveling to the humble views of a majestic mountain does not satisfy your travel bug then maybe the four season resort, snow sports, golf, water park...

  • Las Vegas: City of Entertainment? It most definitely is. One may say that a 15 year old in Las Vegas is hardly appropriate, but I beg to differ. Las Vegas has recently become more family-oriented, and my trip there was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. Seven hundred and fifty words...

  • “Fee-nix,” I said, sketching the word Phoenix on the chalk board. The class of shy students slowly uttered the word in a light whisper.             “Again,” Gladys said.             “Fee-nix,” I reiterated. The students murmured again in unison. I grinned warmly at them and continued on with my...

    Tags: Asia
  • My grandmother and I flew out of Indianapolis, IN into Albuquerque, New Mexico to stay at my aunt's house for a few days in the summer. We then borrowed her one of her vehicles to take a road trip to Durango, Colorado. We went a little bit out of the way to visit Four Corners before we made it to...

  • Every year, I participate in an annual Mexico Short-Term Mission team with my church youth group. Last year was the first time my brother and I decided to travel with the team to Puerto Pensasco, Mexico. On a Saturday morning, the first day of our Spring Break, I got up at 6:30 a.m. to get ready...

  • The plain wooden door slowly creeks inward and I hold my breath. Fear, excitement, and anxiety engulf me as I hear, “Mis bonitas chicas!” I look over at my companions and I know the same feelings are racing through them. As the small seventy-year-old woman, acting like a mother hen, ushers us into...

    Tags: Europe
  • “Put your bags in the car and lets go!” my now agitated mother screamed for the one hundredth time. The clock on the wall read 2:00AM and my brain hadn’t awakened to control my movements, yet miraculously I advanced toward the vehicle. We were on our way to experiencing “the vacation of a lifetime...

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