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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 someone mentions Alaska, everyone else invariably thinks of the movie “Into the Wild,” or of barren, snow-covered plains covered by darkness for half of the year. But in Sitka, AK, the small island town where I attended Sitka Fine Arts Camp, there are no wind-swept ice sheets or thirty days of...Tags:
The early morning air was thick with fog, and a hint of restlessness. The Guam International Airport was crowded with travelers wishing their loved ones a “farewell and safe journey”. I made my way through the sea of restless people as my dad and grandmother followed close behind me. Soon after, I...Tags:
This past summer I took a trip that I didn’t realize would change my life forever. I took my first steps out of my country and onto the soil of the Dominican Republic. I went with the intentions of teaching the children there, who are not privileged enough to get the kind of education that...Tags:
When my family traveled to Barbados, it was the first time I left America. My mom and I planned the trip with help from our local Liberty Travel, and the travel agent helped us get a really great deal. My family stayed at the Amaryllis Beach Resort. The one-bedroom suite was absolutely gorgeous,...Tags:
Although I have never traveled to any distant or spectacular countries, my trips to Canada have still been rewarding. My trips to Canada are nothing more than a mere drive across the peace bridge and into Havelock, Ontario, just North of Toronto. I always traveled with my family to a small resort...Tags:
Last summer, before my Junior year of high school, my father, sister and I had decided to take a trip. As it turns out, our plans fell through. To understand why this was, you'd have to know that my parents are divorced, and I'd be lying if I didn't say there was a void between my father, sister...Tags:
Mid-Summer 2008 I first remember arriving at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando. It was 6pm, and the day of travel left us tired and ready for dinner. We left the rental car with the valet service and I was greeted by a large horse sculpture by the double doors. I wondered how...Tags:
You have truly lived, if you have opened your eyes to the wonders of Queensland Australia. If you ever want to give your eyes a beautiful scene, that will cement to your mind forever, Australia is the place to go. Somehow, in its own way everything seems more beautiful there. Growing up and...Tags:
It was November. Where I lived, the trees were letting their last fallow-gold leaves fall softly to the ground and the world was growing quiet after the excitement of summer. Winter was coming. My week had been quite uneventful, but while the world was settling in my area for some rest, I was...Tags: