Weekend & Short Break

College towns have a built-in advantage when you’re traveling with teenagers and, with its sky-high cool quotient, Ann Arbor, Michigan is the king of college towns. Home to the University of Michigan, it is hip enough for adolescents with lots of activities geared to tweens, teens and students, yet...

While some of you may hear the name Bethlehem and picture mangers and farm animals, the revitalized former Steel Capital in eastern Pennsylvania has their own take on the Christmas season. And that's a happy task they've taken on, with enormous civic pride, since 1937. Picture a Blast Furnace Light...

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was...

Barcelona is in short a city of wonders. Whether you like history, beaches or unconventional styles, Barcelona has it all. Of course, this knowledge would have been useful prior to embarking for the city two summers ago. When I heard where we were going, my reaction was a typical- teenager scoff...

The mention of a trip to Washington D.C. may seem like the beginning of a dull monologue filled with visits to dusty museums and over-sized monuments. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I recently vacationed in our nation’s capital with my family and discovered that the city is not...

Our trip to Washington, D.C. was one of the most memorable and informative family vacations we have ever taken because of all the fun and eye opening experiences.  We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Crime Scene Investigation...

It was early spring of 2012 and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the lawns were lush, and the sun was warm. We had traveled to D.C. for WAMUNC, a four-day Model United Nations conference at George Washington University with our high school and I was brimming with excitement. I was to...

 Washington D.C. is arguably the most historically significant city in America. Sure, cities like Boston and New York City impacted our history, but no other place has been the capital for over 200 years. Because much of what there is to see in D.C. is based on this rich history, an interest in...

I stood with nerves tingling among a small, shy group of teens at the airport. I, at fifteen years old, paid for my own tuition and plane tickets to come on this four-day Washington D.C. trip organized by TeenPact: together, the expenses totaled to $588.40. My parents paid for my week-long Metro...

The number of ways to acknowledge another human’s presence is infinite. Waves of the hand, nods of the head, or even twitches of the mouth are all methods of salutation; however, the most unique greeting of them all is the lingual one.  Hello, ciao, 你好,hola, こんにちは, etc. each have...

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