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  • boys_state_1_edited-1

            I’ve been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but my most memorable travel experience would have to be the week I lived in a dorm at Liberty University for my first summer camp the American Legion of Boys State.  It’s a camp that is set up every year in states across America...

  • hawaii_1

    I had almost been there a week. It was 2:30am and my cousins and I tried to watch a movie, but we had stayed up to at least 4:00am every night that week and it wasn’t long before we forgot the movie and fell asleep. I had only been in Hawaii for a week, but I felt like had lived there my whole life...

  • SOA4

    The Trip of My Life During the summer of 2007, I traveled through 6 European Countries on a choir tour with the Sound of America Honor Chorus.  During this trip, there were so many spectacular things that I was able to see and so many  amazing people that I was able to meet.  I had the time of my...

    Tags: Europe
  • With my Grandmother on a Day Trip to Lago Maggiore with Our Italian Relatives

    I wake up to the rich, reedy sound of an accordion-not something you would normally hear in the streets of America, but then, I’m not in America.I’m in the home of my Aunt Lidia and Uncle Leonardo in Novara, the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region of Italy. As I hear the...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • bay-of-pigs_killian

    As I sat there under a palm tree at the Bay of Pigs, I could not help but notice the pristine beauty of this place. The sand was an untainted white and the water was a perfectly clear blue. In this splendor, however, was great irony. Though the scene was tranquil now, in 1961, the sand was covered...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • scholar3

      When my parents announced this past winter that we’d be leaving snowy Minnesota for the waters of the Caribbean, I started dancing around the kitchen.             A month later, we arrived in Puerto Rico to embark on The Adventure of the Seas. The ship was huge. Looking at our vessel felt almost...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • lake powell 2012 107_0

    The word vacation means different things to different people. To some people it might mean relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii, to others it may mean touring all over Europe, but to me it means a week of fun in the sun at Lake Powell. By fun, of course I mean inner tubing, wakeboarding, swimming...

  • Statue of General MacArthur in Corregidor Island

         Going back to the home of my ancestors was now or never. The Philippines, my parents said, was Third World: No paved roads, No streetlights, No running water, Sweat, and Mosquitos. In other words, it was not my typical vacation. No Brandenburg Gate. No Louvre. Would the Philippines have...

    Tags: Asia
  • img002

    Travel truly is one of life's splendors. If we all sat in our homes watching television and pondering the meaning of life, we would never have the opportunity to open ourselves to the world. For me, travel has been a welcome release from my typically mundane and horribly normal life. Though I...

  • _DSC3198

    We’re running late! This thought raced through my mind as I waited for my friend’s mom to pull up to the university. Throughout the whole trip, I had been waiting for this school. Sure the other ones were interesting to look at and it was even pretty cool to stroll around the beautiful campuses,...

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