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I stepped onto the cross-county team’s coach bus, and pangs of nervousness tumbled around in my belly. Our bus, equipped with fuzzy-screened DVD players, chugged up the treacherous mountain side. As the thunderous sound of the motor hummed in my ears, I curiously wondered how many mangled bodies...Tags:
Day 1 of my Social Studies class tour to China I planned to explore Beijing - shopping and eating scorpions and snakes on sticks at the night market. Instead, I’m asking for water and toilet paper through thick double-layered glass in a Beijing hospital quarantine ward. My unexpected detour began...Tags:
In the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is a city that was oncenicknamed the Lumber Queen of the Mid-West; this city is Muskegon. It obtained this nickname because of its resources, such as dense forests and Lake Michigan. Muskegon's fun attractions are not limited to only its environment, but...Tags:
In July of 2012, my family boarded a plane bound for Kenya, full of excitement and a little apprehension. Our safari had been booked through Tim Melesi Safaris, and thanks to him and his amazing staff we have many memories to share.After traveling 24 hours, we arrived in Nairobi, exhausted. ...Tags:
/*-->*/ “There's no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard...” Jack Johnson eased me from my slumber as I looked around the room, a bit confused as to why I was currently awake at six o'clock in the morning by my alarm. It took a few seconds for it hit me -Today was the big...Tags:
“Oh wow,” I thought as I stared wide-eyed up at the aircraft carrier looming in front of me, “it’s massive!” I was in downtown San Diego, California, looking up at the USS Midway Museum that rests in San Diego Harbor. The USS Midway Museum is an actual retired aircraft carrier that served in...Tags:
I extended my cramped foot through the bus’ door. The sole of my converse sunk into the damp Fijian soil as twenty other campers eagerly filed out of the bus behind me. I looked up at the stars that lit the night sky, when a sudden flood of emotions took over – excitement, fatigue, curiosity – and...Tags:
I’m writing this blog post on a plane, returning home from what’s probably my 25th trip to New York. After so long, they begin to blur together into a mess of lights and cabs and street meat, albeit a beautiful and exciting one. This isn’t a bad thing, but I decided I didn’t want to waste any of my...Tags:
Ancient Greek sculptures and monuments, culture-rich cities with breathtaking views and beer with dinner. This is what I and about two dozen other high school students from Lantana, Florida in the spring break of 2011. We toured Greece and Italy during a 10-day period with instructions from...Tags:
One of the most memorable trips I took was to Kerala, India during the summer of 2008. For me, vacation is not about being on a beach or going shopping but is about spending my time with my family. We left from Detroit on July 25th, 2008. The three-day plane trip was not fun because of my plane...Tags: