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Ever since I was a small child, I have wanted to bask in the glory of the Eiffel Tower, feel the true power of God in the magnificent Cathedrals of Europe, and to relax on the seaside of the Mediterranean. I never imagined that during Spring Break 2012, all of those dreams would become reality. ...Tags:
Standing on the edge of a boat, staring out at the Atlantic’s turquoise water -buoyancy compensator inflated, regulator in hand- I began to wonder if learning to dive was such a great idea. When I first approached my teacher to join the PADI Club, scuba diving seemed like a great adventure. QUARTER...Tags:
(This is the one for the scholarship, the other essays were submitted by mistake use this one) The Summer of 2006 I was chosen to take an amazing 10 day trip to San Juan de Los Lagos Mexico. The day I arrived the whole town was waiting and watching as I walked nervously into the welcome party...Tags:
From a small town on the West Coast of The United States, to halfway across the world in Puerto Rico. A five day vacation filled with many adventures, but a lifelong memorable experience. Day 1: Cruising around Hatillo, and you just look around you and see happy people. Turn on the radio to 104....Tags:
On May 29, 2008, my family and I got on a plane that would take us to the most magical vacation we had ever been on. My godparents and their daughter joined us, and they helped us organize and plan our trip. We went to Walt Disney World in Florida. When we arrived, a complimentary Disney...Tags:
Travel Journal: CostaRica Edition In my opinion, travelling is the best way to learn about the different cultures of the world. No article (however descriptive it may be) can substitute the experience of setting foot in a foreign place. Through travel, we are given an opportunity to embrace the...Tags:
On February 28, 2008, I got the first stamp in my passport, which showed that I had entered Israel. I could never remove the mark that Israel put in passport, nor could I remove the mark that the Holy land left in my heart. From the tiny window of the plane, I gazed upon the rippling waves of the...Tags:
Ever since I am young I have been traveling. I was born in Michigan, but when I was about three my family and I moved to California. A couple of years later we moved to Argentina because the opportunity arose and my dad was born and raised there so he was a bit homesick. Two brothers more and five...Tags:
Three years ago, my family and I went on a cross-country trip to Louisiana, and having a keen interest in the paranormal, toured many haunted locations along the way. One of these was the Bell Witch Cave, located in Adams, Tennessee. The Bell family had a house in the area near the cave over one...Tags:
Behind the bustling streets of the “Big Apple”, New York holds within its borders a place like no other: A tranquil escape from rush hour and the daily lives of hard-workers. The Adirondacks will always be a place I can call home, as many of my favorite memories have originated there over the...Tags: