Exploring

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Author: Anonymous

Tags: Asia, Exploring

A Climb Up Mount Tai During Our Summer Vacation in China

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

The eighteen flights of precipitous, stone steps soar upwards, a 5000-foot ladder into the clouds. On overcast days the effect is eerie: just yards ahead, the path is hidden in swirling mist.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Asia, Exploring

7,000 Miles Away But Right Next Door: My Trip to Beijing

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Orange, blue, red, yellow signs touting the taxi cabs, the restaurants, the money changing stations lined the airport terminal. The air, an acrid, foreign aroma filling my lungs, left me with an indecipherable wonderment at being 7,000 miles from home in the heart of a country I had only read about in the context of Mao, the "Little Red Book," and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Exploring, North America, USA

N.O.L.A. and Me

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

The last week of August 2005, a natural disaster struck the southern United States and impacted millions of lives. Hurricane Katrina caused grief, tragedy, and despair.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Europe, Exploring

Auschwitz

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

By the time November comes around in school, the band room is buzzing with rumors of what the next band trip will be. Last year, countries like China, Italy, and Spain were coming out of the mouths of every other student holding an instrument.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Africa, Exploring

Yup, I Brought My Calculator

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

There's no way around it. I'm a math nerd.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Europe, Exploring

My Not So Audrey-Hepburn-Wind-Blowing-In-Your-Hair-Roman-Holiday Kind of Experience

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

St. Augustine once proclaimed that "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Exploring, North America, USA

Unbreakable in New Orleans

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

My mother collects Christmas ornaments. She buys them everywhere we go.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Exploring, North America, USA

Bright Angel Trail

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Sweat poured down my face as we passed under an arch. The path was dangerously narrow here and a daring look down the edge showed us a steep seventy-five foot drop hampered only by a couple of shrubs.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Europe, Exploring

The Eternal City

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

The calendar date is July 17th, 2005, but for all I see around me it may be over nineteen hundred years earlier. That's because Pompeii is a city lost to time, oblivious to or defiant of the continuous clockwork of the world around it.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Exploring, North America, USA

The Alluring Mystique of Ohio Woodcarving Museums

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

I let my forehead hit the window of our family's giant blue Suburban. I could not believe that we had sunk so low as to visit a wood-carving museum.

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