Where students go

  • ryan_stephanie_1

    It's a long drive to Santa Cruz, and after any long drive there are three things I want -- quiet, real food, and a chair that stands still. I got the food part. "Family get together" takes on a new meaning with the Ryan family.   I should have known it from the minute I stepped out of the car at...

  • IMG_1637

    On December 23rd, my dad and I sat in our seats aboard our plane to France. When we arrived in Paris, our first exploration destination was the Eiffel Tower. My dad and I went to the top of the tower. I could see the whole city, including all of the palaces and historical buildings. It was...

    Tags: Europe
  • PIMG_0410SM

       My cousin, Zack, and I have started this tradition of going on day trips to take photos. The first trip is to the Gainesville Zoo.  For our second photography excursion, we are on our way to TurnerFallsPark in Oklahoma’s ArbuckleMountains. It’s November, the weather is chilly and the trees are...

  • The first moments: frigid air, penetrating my thin sweater as a chill travelled up my spine. Frantically waving to an array of yellow taxicabs that hurtle through the streets of the John F. Kennedy Airport like disgruntled bees. Gazing through the car's frosty, grey window as the silhouette of...

  • littleduckies

     Unlike North America, Europe does not labor under the constraints of polite society.  The European approach to life is simple, straightforward, and natural.  This summer, the American Music Abroad took young musicians to play in different countries.  While on the trip through various parts of...

    Tags: Europe
  • 7333_170530321163_540651163_3737781_3444604_n

    My trip to Virginia during the summer of 2009 was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever been on. It was both exciting and scary, and it changed my life for the better. In August, my mother planned a trip for us to visit Virginia. We were going down there to visit my aunt and also to visit one...

  • IMG_6320

    With the month of June consisting of nothing but constant rain and temperatures below 80 degrees, I knew that this year Lake Okoboji in Iowa was going to be frigid. And frigid it was. Our first day there, Katie, Angela, and I simply stood on the dock, staring wearily at the lake water below us. We...

  • DSCN0834

      Finally landing after twenty-six hours of traveling. We are absolutely exhausted, but our night had just begun. At baggage claim we found out that seven of our eleven weren’t to come until the next morning. So we walked off with our four bags and stepped out into Nairobi, Kenya. I feel like it is...

    Tags: Africa
  • P1010840

    This journal is humbly dedicated to Mark Twain, whose fine literature inspired me to document my travels. Also, I humbly dedicate it to Lewis and Clark, the classic textbook example of a true explorer. Last summer I took a trip to Ely, Minnesota and canoed fifty miles in lakes with no...

  • cozumel

    As a junior in high school, their are only a couple of events to look forward to -- prom and graduation. For me the only event I was excited about was a Caribbean cruise. Not only was I going to be visiting beautiful places like Cozumel, Key West, and Grand Cayman, but this vacation brought my...

    Tags: Caribbean

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