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My friend Sam and I spent an awesome two days at Okemo Mountain in Vermont. The five-hour drive from New York City isn't that bad, especially when broken up by a stop at a drive-thru Burger King somewhere in Massachusetts. We stayed at Jackson Gore, Okemo's newest base camp/mountain. There are...Tags:
, 2012 when I went on my first escapade to a land filled with intricate, intimidating machines. Its loud swirling noise traumatized even the screeching sounds of butterflies fluttering in the inner core of my abdomen. They called this place, located in Jackson, New Jersey, Six Flags Great Adventure...Tags:
This was it! I was leaving everything I understood to travel to a place about which I knew very little. And so, as I glanced back at my family one last time, waving goodbye, my adventure began. 73 hours, 2 layovers, an AFS exchange student orientation, and 3 bus rides later; I arrived at the place...Tags:
It was a mile walk. Well, 0.9 miles exactly, if one plans to take the same walk I did, from the parking garage on the Country Club Plaza to Southmoreland Park. And what a beautiful day it was here in late June, for a brief walk through the City of Fountains. The rays of sunshine beat down on...Tags:
Alabama. Beautiful.Stunning place, filled with mother nature's fruit. Full of fresh air and crisp waters. With smiling people and friendly faces too. Some where I could get away from my stress and live alittle.That's the reason why I love Alabama...Tags:
Every year for the past four years my father has taken a business trip to Hawaii, and usually took my mother with him. Last year in September of 2008 I finally got to accompany them and miss two weeks of school. Needless to say I got the homework done on the 16+ hours of flight and layovers from...Tags:
Feelings of excitement washed over me as we pulled out of the driveway, our SUV piled with skim boards, towels, sand castle equipment, and bags bursting at the seams. I figured in approximately ten hours, we would be at the tropical beach paradise of Destin, Florida. Little did I know that...Tags:
Five months, three days, and sixteen hours. This is the time it took for me to plan each and every detail for a month long trip through Europe with my sister and my best friend. A major issue however was how we were going to travel to and from seven considerably distant cities, Paris, Bordeaux,...Tags:
As I stood on the top of the mountain on a chilly August morning, I knew I was learning some of the most important lessons I’d ever learn in my life. Two nights before, I had arrived in Santa Cruz, Bolivia with a missions group from my church. I had been nearly forced into the trip by my father,...Tags:
My mom disappeared when I was 8 years old, and the last time I saw her side of the family was when I was five years old. When I was 15, I finally got on a plan to go to Brenham Texas and see the family I hadn’t seen in about 10 years. I arrived in Houston Texas and saw my grandma and ran into...Tags: