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  • greatwall

    In the spring of my freshman year, I was able to go to China with my high school band. The experience was unforgettable and amazing. From the people and living styles, to the traffic and ways of driving, everything was exceptionally different. I never expected it to be the same or necessarily...

    Tags: Asia
  • dubai

    Over and over again, I found myself wondering if this vacation would be like the last one or the one before -- the same mounting anticipation, the rush of jet-setting to a different country, and then being slightly crestfallen when I finally arrived. It's not that I didn't enjoy these past...

    Tags: Africa
  • A View of the Domes on the Roof of the Cathedral

    “Deja tus zapatos, por favor.”QUARTER-FINALIST 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPI left my shoes, as requested, near the steep stairway we had just ascended, and stepped through a stone doorway onto a wide expanse of blinding white stucco. My travel-wearied feet appeared filthy compared with...

  • bus

    "Thank you,” I said to the bus driver as I stepped out of the bus. He was my regular driver whom I saw everyday. I walked home down the same path I walked everyday. I wondered when I would actually be free. Free from this routine. I saw the bus everyday, making its usual stops, picking up the...

  • IMG_2547_0

    As a special treat my Mom surprised me with a trip to Maui this last March. She told me that it would be just a girls  trip, so i was immediately ecstatic! Here are some general things you should know about Hawaii: Everything is beautiful there, the weather is awesome, there is plenty of cute...

  • Canada_0

     In summer of 2007; my family and I took a two week road trip of the west coast states, passed through Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Vancouver, BC Canada.  Some of these states are a lot like California but states like Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho have a lot more wildlife, lots of open land and...

  • jamaica_1

                   It was the Summer of 2008. My family and I had boarded the Carnival Sensation cruise ship. I could here the Jamaican band playing tunes as I walked the deck of the ship. My 17 year old sister and I had been waiting for this moment since our mother surprised us with this good news...

  • Leah_Thai_4

     I am awaked by a jolt. We had begun our descent. I am on an Airbus A321 bound for Bangkok, Thailand, to see my father. This is my third plane in the last twenty-four hours, and my journey is almost over. I find myself in the standard seating for an unaccompanied minor (UM), the last row of coach....

    Tags: Asia
  • family travel

                  Have you ever been on one of those vacations where things just get worse and worse? As a child, I took many trips to Texas with my family considering my sister’s lived there. A trip usually takes a turn for the worse when no one really wants to go, and at age five, the prospect of...

  • tubing

    Every year I travel to Michigan with my two sisters and my dad.  There are constantly things to do there.  Our family owns a cottage on S. Dune Highway in Empire, Michigan.  It might be a little chilly or windy sometimes, but there's never a day that goes by there that doesn't feel like heaven,...

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