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In tenth grade, I visited France with the Normandy Academy through the National WWII Museum to study D-Day. It was incredible to win the essay contest for the trip. On July 10th, I set off to France with the eleven other students from across the country. We each chose a Fallen Soldier that...Tags:
On April 11th, 2006, me and 28 fellow students, teachers, and parents set out for Philadelphia International Airport, eager and excited to board our flight to Germany. As I waited for my seat section to be called, I made some last minute checks: Passport? Yes. Euros? Right here. Reading material?...Tags:
I knew what Mexico looked like. It was beautiful, rich with culture, and flowing with a language that made the soul dance. I also knew that a fun time could be developed by everyday accessories. I knew this because Mexico use to be my home. At Bourgade Catholic high school, annual trips to Mexico...Tags:
So, a Londoner, an Australian, and a group of Americans walk into a bar… No, replace the bar with an entire city. That, perhaps, of the capital of England, and this story rings true, though the scenario evidently merits an explanation. With twenty-four hours in London, the pressure...Tags:
You ever been on a cruise, well I been on recently, and it was one of the most enjoyable vacations I have been on in awhile. The cruise line was none other than Royal Caribbean, with their low fares and plenty of things that you can do on the boat. It may not have been one of the best cruise ships...Tags:
My family first got interested in staying a week on the island of St. Thomas when we took a Royal Caribbean Cruise. We all fell in love with the island so two years later we decided to spend a week there since our RCI timeshare points were about to expire. Everything was falling into place. We got...Tags:
When my dad told us that he was going to take us on a cruise through the Mexican Riviera my entire family leapt with joy. I was especially excited because I was just getting over a bad case of unrequited love, and a cruise seemed like the perfect way to get my mind off of my broken heart. After...Tags:
Heaven on Earth: Vrindavan India This year I spent a two month vacation in India. I went in the beginning of February, and came back near the end of March. It was my fourth trip there, and as always it was extremely fun and interesting. Furthermore, India and its culture are important...Tags:
Have you ever seen that strange kid standing in the middle of a huge crowd just totally mesmerized by his surroundings? Well that kid was me as I stood in the middle of Times Square in New York City, New York. I had been anxiously awaiting my trip to New York for eleven long months. Every...Tags:
Ever since I could remember, the symbol of my mother’s Dutch heritage has been the tulip. The Netherlands are known for their extensive tulip farming practices, and the tulip paired alongside the blonde, blue-eyed woman wearing the traditional Dutch garb seems to be the overall archetype of this...Tags: