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  • My First Shot of the View!

    If it weren’t for the automated elevators I would have pressed every single enticing button, just to see every magical floor. It took three elevators just to get to the observatory, not that I minded. I wanted to study every button, wall, door, and inch of the floor. I was hypnotized by New York....

  • Me

      It was November 7, 2008; I was doing my normal browsing of facebook, when I saw an update from the All American Rejects. They were talking about being on the Today Show (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ ), and that there was a contest going on. The first fifty people to send a facebook message to them...

  • sleds_Christmas_Day

                   Did you remember the passports? Mom, I forgot to pack my toothbrush.  Are we there yet? These phrases all bring to mind the two words in the English language that somehow epitomize familial discord, and compassion: family vacation. First, family. That one word alone can bring out...

    Tags: Europe
  • sc000f5748_0

    My family had been planning a vacation to the East Coast for over a year. On August 24th, 2010, seven of us left for a two-week road trip, crammed into a ten-passenger van. We spent most of the time in the states of New Hampshire and Maine. After seeing everything we wanted to in New Hampshire, we...

  • HonorableMentionTrophy

    Yeah, sure I'm in IB Biology and my mom is a conservation biologist, but I'm not quite the rainforest type. As a seventeen year old, I prefer our nocturnal sleeping schedules as opposed to the early jungle one. And it's hard to fathom a place with limited electricity and a short hot water supply....

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    Every summer my family and I take a plane to Denver, Colorado and drive three hours through the bare country in order to reach our destination to a small, barren town of Kimball, Nebraska. Many people do not understand why my family would visit a place where there is "nothing to do" since it is...

  • Another_view_from_the_summit

    On a breezy summer night last July, I shouted to my family, “Hurry up or we’re never going to reach the top; only fourteen thousand more feet to go!” We had embarked on our lengthy hike up a mountain. The adventure started at about one thirty in the morning. We walked like zombies as we awoke from...

  • 027_24

                This year I had the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel with the school German Club to Germany. We embarked on an eight day in-depth tour of the country with my incredibly wacky German teacher, Herr Schneider. All year he was building excitement for the trip; every now and then as we...

    Tags: Europe
  • Sister_and_Brother

                      Who would have thought that four large backpacks, two canoes, five paddles, and a map could make up the best vacation I have ever taken. I have been to Australia, Spain, and driven across the states and none of them compare to the experience I had in the Boundary Water Canoe Area...

  • The Wave Crashing Against the Rocks

    There is a special place in my heart for the origin of my heritage. That place is called Puerto Rico. It was the most dazzling, gorgeous, and love-filled place I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit.  Not only has it given me an extremely tranquil presence in my soul; but it also has given the most...

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