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Sopping wet, wringing our clothes of pounds of rainwater, our group of nine stepped into the eclectic gift shop of the Polar Caves Park in Rumney, New Hampshire. My tennis shoes had accumulated enough water to quench the thirst of a horse and my toes were sticking to each other like they had been...Tags:
Hot. Dirty. Dry. Summer. Third-world. Peru. I have been there. I have experienced it. Life isn’t easy. The people hardly have what they need to get by, if they have that much. The staples for their diet are potatoes, rice, and vegetables. I spent a month eating potatoes, rice, and vegetables. No...Tags:
During the summer, my family and I went on vacation to San Diego, California to visit my cousins, aunts, and uncles. Driving on the Interstate in my aunt's Mustang convertible, San Diego is just what I imagined it would be. As I was riding in the Mustang with the wind in my hair, the Pacific...Tags:
This summer I took a trip to Ohio, my father spent his teenage years there and believe it or not he had not been back in 20 years. At first I didn’t know what to expect, I had never been to Ohio and had not yet met some of the family that lived there. My dad was especially excited about the...Tags:
Back in the summer of 2006, I traveled to France with my sister, Michelle, and my father, Eric. This trip changed the way that I viewed different cultures. I was able to speak a little French when I was there because I had one year of French class under my belt. My family stayed in a quaint hotel...Tags:
“Isn’t that in Ohio?” That’s the response I received when I told a friend I had spent the previous five weeks in Macedonia. She truly cannot be at fault for not knowing of the existence of this Southeastern European country. In fact, when I first applied to the sister cities exchange that brought...Tags:
Two spring breaks ago I had the best vacation of my life. Aside from going on our normal vacation to Ocean City, we decided to take a cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. I was introduced to different cultures, foods, and entertainment. It was wonderful to see how my way of life differs...Tags:
In 2007, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Europe (France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria) for three weeks with the People to People Student Ambassadors (peopletopeople.com). Within those 21 days, I experienced many new cultures and on the way made some mistakes! I hope to share my...Tags:
Travel to me; going two hours away from home, seeing my grandparents and returning the next day. Living in Washington, the most extensive trips I’ve taken with my family have been right next door to Oregon. Even those are far and few between. I don’t know if the common theme of my expeditions...Tags:
I stepped off my air conditioned sanctuary and was immediately engulfed in the heat and sweat of my fellow passengers. It was crowded where I stood but on the island opposite the trees swayed with the breeze, undisturbed and unaware of the tourists who would soon populate below them. My first...Tags: