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“Louis XIV was known as le Roi Soleil...” I closed my eyes and slouched lower in my seat as I tried to tune out the lilting voice of Magnus, our tour director from the National Educational Travel Council (NETC). About thirty students were traveling on the ten-day NETC “Paris et Le Midi” tour, and...Tags:
After being covered in snow during the short walk from the airport we made it into the truck where the adventure began. Driving up the steep mountain at midnight listening to Aerosmith I realized how much fun this trip was going to be. My best friend and both of our dads ventured on...Tags:
Some days, out of the many I am stuck at home, I reminisce about the last big trip my family took, to Illinois, and I wish so much I was there again. To tell about it won’t help me relive it, but it will serve as a tribute to an unforgettable experience that, for many months, has sat dormant in...Tags:
“Goodbye U.S.A. Privet Russia” was the Facebook status that I posted as I was boarding Flight Number 611 going to Austria with a connecting flight to Russia on March 19th, 2011. This status proved to hold a deeper meaning throughout my trip because I was encouraged to bid farewell to...Tags:
During Thanksgiving Break of the 2007 school year, my parents decided to make a family vacation to Cancun. Traveling overseas brought excitement for every corner of our home, we were wildly packing...and yes, I mean “wildly,” we were animals (to say at the least) and we all couldn't hold back our...Tags:
When hiring a driver while travelling, it helps if he looks like one of the most famous film actors of that country. Murali, the driver during the trip that my brother and I took to South India, looked uncannily like Prabhu Deva, the energetic dancer-turned-movie star who was immensely popular....Tags:
I blink my eyes groggily, as my eyes focus on the white ceiling above me. Next to me, I can hear my brother softly breathing as my mom and dad tiptoe around the room, pulling together our necessities for the day’s tour. Yawning, I stretch, before finally sitting upright in my bed. Blinking to rid...Tags:
This summer my family and I went to Europe. My family loves to travel, and as a result I have been to thirty-two states. Going to Europe though was a completely different experience. We went to Germany and France, both beautiful countries. The reason for our trip was not only vacation; our family...Tags:
With a jolt, my family and I were awoken by the piercing horn of the ferry, signifying our entrance into Norway. To my mother, this was a melancholy reminder of the life she had left behind to raise her family in America. My sister, father and I anxiously looked over the crisp waters of the North...Tags:
Traveling to different parts of the country has always been one of my favorite things to do. Every summer, my friend Sarah and I would conquer all of Cape Cod, including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Every summer, my family and I would travel to Rhode Island to enjoy all that the beautiful beach...Tags: