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In the summer of 2007 my family and I went on a fabulous trip to San Diego. While we were in San Diego, we had what some might call a very “wild” trip. My dad’s friend, Mike, suggested that instead of visiting the San Diego Zoo, we should go to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, which is only a forty...Tags:
Once that breeze hit me, I knew that I was never going back; back to the heat, the sweat, the tans, the obnoxious and drunk tourists, the big casinos, the night life, and all the commotion that Las Vegas has to offer. That's what I realized on my trip to the beach. Those many deep shades of blue...Tags:
I stepped into the world of Peru. Immediately I was immersed in a culture that contrasted with home in every way. Each house flashed a different intense color. From a distance, the city of Cuzco looked like layers of Legos climbing their way up the dry mountains. Each house was a block that sat...Tags:
As soon as we stepped off the tour bus, our guide apologized. "We don't normally have weather like this," He said. "It's usually so foggy you can't see four feet in front of you." The forty of us, all high school students from Florida and Ohio on our People to People student ambassador trip,...Tags:
Though my parents took my sister and me to Orlando, Florida before I entered elementary school, I barely remember the trip. Hoping to refresh my memory and create memories for my youngest sister, we took the trek again. To avoid crowds, we planned our trip for February 19th through the 25th....Tags:
The rocks shift beneath my feet as I draw a long breath and slip the heavy pack from my shoulders. Pulling the water bottle from the side pocket, I choose a nearby log as the first of many resting places on the long hike. The sun streams into the clearing, making the leaves dance as the wind...Tags:
I was about 13 years old when I took my very first river trip to Laughlin. My mom’s friend invited us to her annual family trip that they take every summer. We left on a hot Sunday night it was 3 hour drive and I was set to go. Richard had a computer and we watched movies and played video games all...Tags:
“Everyone, close your eyes. Imagine you have lost the closest family member in your life. Did you have a proper goodbye with him or her? I really want you to imagine this. Have you been getting along with this person?” I did not think my summer camp was going to be anything like this. I...Tags:
Roaming around Washington DC with a school group doesn't exactly sound like an exotic or exciting trip such as traveling to Jamaica or Egypt. Obviously you have the chance to see where the president lives, where US currency is made, and where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier rests. However, this...Tags:
I have always thought of Germany as a place shrouded in mystery. My father’s family emigrated from Leipzig, Germany in 1918. I have been curious about my family’s homeland since a very young age. I was given a chance to travel to Germany when the Kansas Ambassadors of Music chose me to represent...Tags: