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  • This summer, my father, my two sisters and I took a trip by sea through the Inside Passage of Southeastern Alaska, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. I have had the wonderful opportunity to see a great deal of the United States of America and the North American continent,...

  • About two years ago my great grandfather went into a coma, his first ever really serious one. We all thought he would pull right out of it, he had had over 24 heart attacks before this and he had survived everyone. But when two weeks went by without a change, my mom and i drove down to visit him....

  •     When my school called my entire graduating class together I had no idea what they wanted. A representative from college summit came to choose peer leaders to take a journey and live on a university for a couple days. Unsuspectingly, I was chosen to go on the four day trip to Yale University. I...

  • You know what? I just took an amazing trip to Kansas City, MO. I was there for the Academic Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), an Olympics of the Mind. Several things made this trip amazing. The Philadelphia ACT-SO team arrived in Kansas City at 11: 30 am on July 8, and...

  •   In the summer of 2011 my family and I took our traditional trip to Orlando, Florida. Every year we go there to “escape reality” for a few days. I was super excited! When we got there we were hungry so we stopped at Taco Bell to grab a bite to eat. I noticed as we walked in an older Caucasian...

  • As I write this essay, my palms begin to sweat and my heart begins to race. I am still unsure exactly what emotions my memories elicit, but I am sure they are strong. One of the requirements for this essay is that it be about a trip taken with family--I went on an exchange program alone, but...

  •                 When people think about Hawaii, most envision a place filled with unspeakable beauty, shopping, and delicious food. However, what most fail to realize is that this publicized representation of paradise has a dark secret, one of poverty, filled with adventure and struggle. Waikiki,...

  •  It was winter time of 2009 in South Florida when my family and i decided to take a vacation trip back home to Peru. Of course i was excited more than ever because it is where i was born and grew up until a certain age. On this trip i was allowed to take one of my best friends along, which made...

  • Paris is a great travel destination, especially with kids! There's so much to do. Although Paris is considered expensive, you can do it on a budget. To me Paris = Yummy food, beautiful art, amazing sites to see, friendly people, and easy transportation. Most likely your biggest expense will be...

  •         For years before the eighth grade, my dad had told me stories about growing up in Lebanon. Some were funny, like the story where my dad and his brothers pooped on their neighbor’s doorstep after she unjustly accused them of stealing her chickens. Some were sad, like the story where my dad...

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