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On September 11, 2000 my oldest sister moved from Worcester Massachusetts to Riverside California. Because of this, I spent many summer vacations visiting her. But my first pick of where to go first is Big Bear. The gist is you drive 7,000 feet up a mountain and at the top there is a man made lake...Tags:
Back on our vacation along the west coast and in California, one of the most remarkable stops we made was at Yosemite National Park. The colossal granite cliffs and the seemingly endless beautiful red woods were inspirational and alluring, like a mystery, longing to be solved by our own...Tags:
There’s a place where all your dreams come true. A magical place where you meet all your favorite cartoon characters, see beautiful princesses wearing gorgeous gowns with their princes who are amazingly handsome, people filling all the narrow streets walking from one roller coaster to another, and...Tags:
Like so many things, security is an invisible asset. When we have it, it empowers us to go boldly, to take chances that actually endanger it. But when it is threatened, or worse, gone, you realize how vulnerable you are without it, how vigorously you will work to get it back. I realized this lesson...Tags:
The People to People student ambassador organization helps promote peace and understanding through America’s youth. People to People allows many youth delegations to travel abroad and experience other countries’ cultures. To be accepted into their organization, you have to be...Tags:
My parents have always said how lucky we are and they have always stressed the fact that they never had what we have. And usually I would ignore their long lectures and talks. It wasn’t until I went to Vietnam that I understood what they were saying. Right when I took the first step off the...Tags:
Robyn Jones September 18, 2009 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship After spending a week visiting our relatives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, my family and I boarded a plane to California before going back to our home state of Alabama. Sight-seeing California was a much anticipated...Tags:
It was, perhaps, not an ideal situation. Rain slammed the weary horde of travelers. Wind assaulted them. Time snickered in tiny ticks and whirrs. Frowns and wrinkles confirmed the obvious: it was, certainly, not an ideal situation. But amongst them was me: dripping, frozen and inexplicably happy...Tags:
Sitting in a car for eighteen hours can drive some people crazy. Luckily, I am not one of those people. What could have been a long and boring drive for others turned out to be an eye opening experience for me; an experience that made my desires very clear to me. My family and I were on our way to...Tags:
As I looked through the back window of my minivan, I realized that the world we live in is composed of many beautiful creatures and organic cells. The trees were very vibrant; the way they moved back and forth as the wind hit the surface of the leaves caught my immediate attention. I would look...Tags: