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  • patriotic_america

    Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship                What a trip! We hit Gatlinburg, Washington D.C.                What a trip! We hit Gatlinburg, Washington D.C., New York, Salem, Savannah, Sleepy Hollow, Williamsburg, Jamestown, and York. All of these cities...

  • 800px-048tc

    Through out my senior year in high school, my senior class and I had to plan for our senior class trip. We knew where we wanted to go, and that was Disneyland. We wanted to raise enough money so all fifteen of us graduates could go and so that we could also have spending money. We didn’t want to...

  • IMGP1093

    In the fall of 2009, my parents and I took a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea for 12 days, stopping at 9 different ports in 5 different countries. I always have a great time on cruises, but I knew that this one would be even more amazing due to the different stops we were making. My family flew...

  • bdh1_1

    Greasy takeout, kung-fu, and Jackie Chan are some of the stereotypes that come to mind when most people think of Chinese culture. Being of Chinese heritage, however, I have experienced the true essence of Chinese culture, especially so this past July when I visited Beidaihe, a seaside city in...

  • DSCN2261

    It was graduation time for my cousin and best friend, who were in the same class; they had invited me on their senior trip on a cruise to Mexico. Six of us were going on the trip three girls and their moms. As we loaded up the car none of us really knew or even thought about what this trip of a...

  • SCHOLAR

    Theres a place in upper Michigan where my entire extended family and I travel to every summer at the end of July. It's not some astonishing place like Paris or Australia but it's amazing and breath taking in my eyes. Pentwater, Michigan is the exact location i'm describing. Just a small town off...

  • New_York_City

    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...

  • Sergy

    When the word vacation comes to mind, one typically thinks of an allotted time anywhere from a couple of days, to a few weeks. If the trip is successful, the travelers will often find themselves wishing to prologue their excursion just a while. This is the true story of such a wish being granted...

  • IMG_9998

    A door slams, a light is flicked on, zippers are frantically undone, redone, and undone again. This and a swell of hushed whispers act as my alarm this morning. I lie as still as my body will allow, entangled in the warm familiar mass of blankets for the last time for the next two weeks. I plan...

  • lakemichigan

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