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Beauty. Twice a year me and my family visit my grandparents in Arizona and in Reno Nevada. we usally take the same roads to and fro, but on one unusal trip back from nevanda, we took a new route. a very beautiful route. instead of driving through miles of desert and highways, we took a side trip...Tags:
Here I stood; in the midst of the excited energy I received from the crowd I was surrounded by. After ten long yearning years, my wish had been granted and it seemed that out of nowhere I stood in the bustling streets of Madrid, Spain. No doubt, it simply was too much to grasp with one blink, and...Tags:
Imagine the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Imagine the enormous families. Imagine the thick Greek accents and the Greeks’ love for food. Imagine the pride they share in Greek culture and the only two colors being seen are blue and white. Now imagine placing 20 high school aged students in the...Tags:
Last winter break my family took a vacation that was completely different from any other we had taken before. We went to Israel with fifty other people from our synagogue. By far this was the most interesting travel trip I have ever been on. At the beginning of the trip the kids...Tags:
My eyes slowly began to open as I finally heard the flight attendant announce, “Thank you for flying with us. We have now reached our destination, La CourÃ±a, Spain...” My stomach was filled with butterflies because I knew this would be a trip of a life time. I had the opportunity to travel to...Tags:
The awe that accompanied a first glimpse of France was instantaneous. Stepping off of a stifling American tour bus, my feet eagerly greeted French soil, allowing my ardent eyes to memorize beauty. Europe possessed a certain level of class- refinement so foreign and unattainable in...Tags:
At first my trip to Alpine, Texas was one of those great trips that one takes with a straight face so as not to show any negative emotion. But somewhere inside that four and a half hour drive, it turned into one of the most confusing expeditions of my young, uninspired life. I say this because this...Tags:
I wanted to run away. The classes, the parties, the people: high school - I was done with it. That plane could have been going to Timbuktu for all I cared. In my mind Cambodia, Africa - it was all the same. I didn't care where I went, I just needed to leave. I think that's what made my first two...Tags:
They say it gets easier after the first step. That the hardest part is leaning back, putting all of your trust in and weight on the cord that you’re gripping with sweaty hands, trying not to focus on the lack of stable ground beneath your feet. What had started out as slight uneasiness...Tags:
Denmark, the birthplace of the tale of The Little Mermaid and one of the oldest kingdoms in the world, is a beautiful country. I was born in The Netherlands to a Danish mother, Helle, and American father, Ron. When I was only 3 years old, I moved to the United States of America and have done...Tags: