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I have been on many great vacations through my years. But only one of those vacations made me realize how fortunate I am and how good my life was. It made me more thankful and appreciative of what I have in my life. It all began Spring Break of 2005. My family decided to drive down to Texas and...Tags:
Two years ago, I participated in an international peace project called the Ulster Project. This project helps foster peace between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and between different races in America. Sixteen teenagers from Northern Ireland come to live with sixteen American...Tags:
The clacking of castanets fills my ears with a rhythmic beat. "¡Arriba, OlÃ©!" echoes throughout the restaurant. Stomp, stomp, clack, clack. This repetitive beat drones on and on. A colorful whirlwind spins in front of me; a skirt that deceptively looks miles wide swallows the flamenco dancer as...Tags:
Two years ago, if you would have told me I’d be on this adventure, I would have called you crazy. Traveling to Barcelona, Spain to stay two weeks with a family I barely knew—when did I get this kind of courage? With the support of the nine other girls from my school and our chaperone, I make my way...Tags:
When I was only twelve, my family and I, took a trip to South Africa. This trip changes my view on the way that I act, in many ways. In the United States, our families can provide for us. We can have a bountiful amount of clothing and food, but in Johannesburg, South Africa, this is not the case....Tags:
When people talk about going on a family vacation, the horrors associated with the trip often include screaming babies, confusing plans, and frequently, a few illnesses are involved. May I just say, my family and best friends took a vacation to Disney World, and none of these catastrophes were...Tags:
On May 26, 2012, my senior class of twenty-six people set out for Garden City South Carolina for our senior trip. When most people think of the term "Senior Trip", partying, drinking and many other outlandish things come to mind. As high school seniors we want to have one last blowout party with...Tags:
I went to South Korea in February 2009. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I went with my hip hop dance team, called DC Tribe. Only nine girls got chosen to go, and I was one of the lucky ones. Me and my teammates were a family, and I couldn’t imagine any group better to go with...Tags:
My trip to Maine was a great trip for me and the rest of the crew. You see, I went on this trip with a bunch of Boy Scouts. The trip I went on was one of the high adventure trips the Boy Scouts occasionally make. It included backpacking/hiking for 3 days and canoeing for 4 days. Within those days...Tags:
Growing up in the metro-Detroit area has not made me a stranger to big cities. Frequent trips to the cultured areas of downtown Detroit, annual trips to Pittsburgh, and vacations in Chicago gave me the impression that I knew all the feature of an urban environment. However, this impression was...Tags: