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  • Christian

    As a junior in High School I received the honor of being able to participate in a school-sponsored trip to Europe. The main stops on our journey were Paris, France, Madrid, Spain, and Barcelona, Spain. The trip was, as a whole, a wonderful experience but there are a few suggestions I would give to...

    Tags: Europe
  • SDC10819

    It was the summer of 2009, and I just graduated from middle school. After a stressful year, I was yearning for relaxation. Living in Florida, the always pleasant beaches would be great, but not enough. Fortunately, my parents had informed me that we were traveling. Not one of those “let’s drive...

  • A Smoky Mountains Black Bear

    Grandpa tossed two helmets under the passenger seat and revved the engine.  “I’m not wearing one.” He shoved his hand into the Skittles bag.  “Me neither,” I tested. His glacier gaze cracked; an impish grin exposed a gold molar. 2nd PLACE 2014 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPI never knew the...

  • scholar3

      When my parents announced this past winter that we’d be leaving snowy Minnesota for the waters of the Caribbean, I started dancing around the kitchen.             A month later, we arrived in Puerto Rico to embark on The Adventure of the Seas. The ship was huge. Looking at our vessel felt almost...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • disney

    “Shut up!” “You Shut up!” The wheels of the bus droning. The hum of the TV that’s been going non-stop for the past 27 hours. The group of girls in the back giggling the entire way. The parent-chaperone snoring, passed out like it’s no problem. The bathroom door repeatedly whooshing open and...

  • Beach_1

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  • 183816_2238957862990_5365571_n

    Big, bright, and glamorous is a teenage girls dream. Being the youngest in my family, I never have had much say on what goes on. Always being overpowered by my two head strong older brothers, and sometimes even my shy older sister, eventually gets old. Vacations, especially, were a decision that...

  • mountrushmore

    I have had many traveling experiences with my mother. There is one trip, however, that has birthed many great memories and given me a very well rounded perspective on other cultures and things outside of my own living environment. The trip that stands out the most is Mount Rushmore. It was August...

  • commanders-1_0

    Last summer, the summer of my 16th birthday, I begged for a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. I had seen pictures and I was dying to go. I didn't want a sweet sixteen, I didn't want any gifts, I just wanted a family vacation to my favorite city. When my mom surprised me with the tickets, I couldn't...

  • 044_2

    March 24, 2012, was a day of apprehension and excitement.  My stomach churned like the ocean that we were about to fly over.  I had learned as much as I could about Bogota, Colombia, but nothing could truly prepare me for the incredible week ahead.  My family and I were headed on a mission trip...

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