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I do not remember in vivid detail my first trip into the downtown area of Greenville; however, standing under 4 feet, like most children, I imagine that it would appear as large an New York City would to an adult. The tops of buildings looked as though they were smokers puffing clouds and the...Tags:
Anxiously, I await for the sun to peak over the waves. As the sun rises, so do all the animals. Dolphins are gliding and jumping up through the gleaming waves. Hundreds of jellyfish are washed up on the shore from the tide of the night. Scattered all over the beach are all different color and sized...Tags:
Just as I was finally drifting into a deep sleep, the plane unevenly touched to the ground.It freakishly wobbled to readjust itself. The whole trip had been beyond difficult. The eastern seaboard of India was not an easy place to get to. After three days, 6 different plane transfers and a faint...Tags:
With the sky darkening and clouds becoming too full for the sky to hold it’s gathering weight, rolling threats from thunder had us scuttling to find a nice open place to unfold our shelter. A whopping, worthy-looking tree tricked us with assumed assurances: “Yes, you see the split I have in me...Tags:
Do you remember when you were five, and all it took was an ice-cream cone to make your day the “best day ever?” Now you probably need a little more than an ice-cream cone to merit such a high label. This past summer I had the opportunity to take a group trip to Italy. I had never traveled outside...Tags:
My trip started out from good old Gaithersburg, Maryland. I expected a lot out to this trip because we would be stopping at major places and heading towards the west where I had never been. First we headed over to Chicago to gather the rest of our family which was my dad’s brother and family....Tags:
The 18 hour drive from Virginia to Florida was exhausting but all the while worth it. I was on my way to go to Cuba. As I walked onto the plane, my heart filled with excitement. I haven’t been there in years.FINALIST 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP“My home,” I thought as I was just about...Tags:
I woke up, feeling a bit tired and a bit hungry. The Captain announced the passenger on board to get ready to leave. I got up and regroup with my family. We later took our first step outside the aircraft and onto the Vietnamese airport station. The heat instantly striked us. My body instantly...Tags:
How can three three-week adventures impact the way you live for the rest of your life? They shape your frame of mind, change your expectations of other people, and provide many life lessons. They create unforgettable memories, strength and stamina, and friends for years to come. These incredible...Tags:
The biggest fear I had about visiting my hometown for the first time in seven years was that nothing would ever be able to live up to the idea of San Francisco that I had created in my head. I had cobbled together the vision of a dream town from the stories my parents used to tell me and the...Tags: