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The most memorable trip I’ve experienced was my trip to Syria in 2009. Both my parents are originally from there, but I was born in America and had only visited Syria as a baby. I was raised here all my life so I was entering Syria as a foreigner. As I arrived at the Airport in Damascus, its...Tags:
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been up for an adventure whether it was running a 5K in third grade, skiing at six years old, or going on nature hikes with my dad to look for bugs. This summer, however, would become the adventure of a lifetime. My family and I flew from Virginia...Tags:
As I stared out the window at 4:00a.m., anticipation was growing. All I could think about was the beautiful mountains of Colorado that I had ogled over the summer before during a field biology class. The beautiful nature had overwhelmed and inspired me. It changed both my life and my planned...Tags:
I’m a sidekick using, computer abusing, shopping is so soothing kind of girl. So when my father asked me if I wanted to take a road trip with him down to Prairie, Alabama for a family reunion I must have been half sleep. There was no way; I mean absolutely no way, that I’d ever agree to do that....Tags:
I had only ever been camping once in my life, but for two nights and three days, most of which were spent volunteering out in San Diego, California.But a cabin was a completely foreign experience to me. I was staying with one of my best friends out in Big Bear, California another experience I had...Tags:
Since I was a little girl, I have been blessed with a family that loves to travel. As a family we have traveled to places such as Arizona, Canada, Maine, and California. As a New Jersey resident for my whole life, these were very unique opportunities. However, it wasn’t until this past March, that...Tags:
4:00 AM twisting and turning in a plane seat; I am trying to sleep, but the snores around me keep me alert and awake. To my surprise, I look at the screen from the EL AL television monitor, and discover there is only an hour left. No longer irritated; I am anxious and excited for the arrival. I...Tags:
On April 13th , 2012, I embarked on an amazing service-learning adventure to New Orleans, Louisiana, with 35 other kids from my high school. We spent almost a year fundraising and doing local service work around our home state of Massachusetts in preparation for the trip. On the day we left, our...Tags:
My expedition to South Africa in the fall of 2005 with my mother was so amazing. It was no ordinary trip. It was more like an adventure and an experience that I would love to share with anyone who would be willing to listen. It actually taught me things at a young age that usually comes along with...Tags:
A road trip to South Dakota did not seem ideal. My dad, a salesman, had multiple appointments in the state the summer before my sophomore year. I decided to join him in the chance that I would experience some “adventure.” I never traveled to the Dakotas before so I didn’t have any idea what I...Tags: