Why students travel

  • I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Chile as a Youth Ambassador of the United States to experience the different culture, customs, food, and language. This was a 3 week, eye-opening adventure where I stayed with two volunteer families; one in Santiago, Chile, the other in Concepcion,...

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  • Because my family has never been exactly rich, I have never had the opportunity to do a lot of travelling.  So when I left the small town of Roanoke and went to Washington, DC for the first time, I was utterly amazed and stupefied.  I realize this may not sound as impressive as the kid who went to...

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  • For my friends, the quaint small town of Boone, North Carolina will always be the first place they saw snow and learned to downhill ski. For me, the cold trip holds warm memories – teaching my friends and reconnecting. The last time I’d been skiing was with my dad, just a few months before he...

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  • In the summer of 2006, my family and I took a Caribbean cruise out of Galveston, Texas. We traveled to three ports, including Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico. As we sailed for days at sea on the magnificent 'CONQUEST' ship, we planned what activities to do in each port. Jamaica and Mexico...

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  • Every summer I visit family in Seattle. The weather is always a million degrees cooler than Houston, TX, where I live. I love the change in scenery and lifestyle. Since I live in the suburbs, I am unacquainted with the hustle and bustle of city life. There are so many activities to do outdoors in...

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  • My first trip out of my home state brought me to another country altogether. The ten day excursion to Canada, England, and Scotland was one of many firsts for me, actually. My first plane ride, my first traveling experience without my parents, my first taste of independence and real...

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  •   As the flowers blossomed, the school year was quickly concluding.  A select group of students, including myself, anxiously counted the days until our European trip which would encompass thirteen days roaming Italy and Greece.  As the planes landing gear came to a screeching halt on Roman...

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  • Karina J. Eugenio Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Contest   Royal Caribbean Destination: Europe ‘06 In June of the year 2006, I was going to turn 15. I didn’t want a big sweet 15 or 16 luxurious party, the expenses were too much, and the planning was too overwhelming. I wanted...

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  • Road work? Who does road work in the middle of June on one of only two highways in Maine? And why did it have to be in the northbound land on the only day I ever needed to go north? These were a few of the questions that I asked myself after my best friend, her family, and I took a detour off of...

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  • When told our "big trip" of spring break was a day trip to Ithaca, a small city only a few hours of my own Rochester, I was less than enthused. I only managed to pump myself up about it after hearing I would have the opportunity to finally visit Cornell University and its amazing Johnson Art Museum...

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