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Author: Allison Brooks-Conrad

Tags : England, Europe, Exploring, London

“On the Route of the 19 Bus”, on the Border to the Rest of the World

I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively throughout Europe. However, the most formative of my trips was one where I didn’t learn a new language, I wasn’t confronted with unfamiliar cuisines, and where I ended up falling, in an almost clichéd  way, in love with a city that 7,000,000 other people call home. July of 2011 wasn’t the first time that I had been to London, but as I stepped past the friendly, smiling customs agent and into the blinding sun, I felt something was going to be different about this week.

Author: Dani

Tags : England, Europe, London, Vacations

English Rides

When I try and think of my favorite travel experience, my mind goes numb and I’m forced to ride through various memories that include cute accents, long car rides, short plane rides and eclectic restaurants. Normally, the feeling of adventure that returns is soon shattered when I look down and see I haven’t completed my near-impossible math test. Although, when my ride of nostalgia is complete, I always get off at the same place: London, England. 

Author: Landon Ochsner

Tags : England, Europe, London, Vacations

Landing in London

After two years of raising money, planning and practice, we had finally made it. The Shawnee Mission West High School marching band landed in London, England, just two days after Christmas 2011. Officially, we were in London to march in the New Years Day Parade, but we were also there to experience something new.

Author: Frank Thomas Bronkowski

Tags : England, Europe, Exploring, London

An Eductaional Vacation

Author: Jasmine

Tags : England, Europe, Exploring, London

British Bunting

Author: Isabella Gyulnazaryan

Tags : England, Europe, London, Vacations

A Shift in Perspective

               Travel.  That one word brings many images to mind. Beautiful locations and amazing times, new foods and different people. But that word could also bring to mind learning experiences.  The experiences that travelers go through teach them lessons and form them into the people they later become.             

               It was during a trip to London via World Strides, that I had encountered a place that confronted my perspective on myself and America, and had changed it dramatically:            

Author: Shivam Dave

Tags : England, Europe, London, Vacations

Just Take the Tube!

I had never been in England before. Rarely had I ever travelled without my parents in the past either. Yet both these situations somehow came together in my trip to London this summer with my brother.  There, we played the roles of typical tourists, oohing and aahing at sights that the locals passed every day and no longer found spectacular. Although the trip lasted 3 days, I find that it is best to talk about the one uncharacteristically bright London summer day which will go down in my memory as unforgettable.

Author: Maddy Cooper

Tags : England, Europe, Exploring, London

Lost in the Big City

Author: Ashley Suzanne Carey

Tags : England, Europe, London, Vacations London

YOLO…it’s an acronym meaning “you only live once.”  When my school announced a trip to Europe which would include 4 days in London, England, my friends and I knew this was the experience of a lifetime that we couldn’t miss…and it proved to be just that!  One day stood out more than the rest though, the day we visited Westminster Abbey.