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Family vacations can feel like a boring obligation. Especially with teenagers who would rather spend their summer days on the beach tanning with friends than on a vacation with dear old mom and dad. Being an expert on this subject, I expected no less of the vacation to San Francisco that my parents...Tags:
'Smells like India!' someone exclaims from the back of the plane. Even the weariest passengers laugh at the veracity of the comment. We all file out of the plane, exhausted after over 24 hours of plane flights and airport waits. Yet fatigued as I am, I prepare myself for the adventure I face...Tags:
During the summer of 2010, my family and I packed up the car and hit the road to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We were met with many unexpected twists and turns right from the start. However, this was one of the best vacations we had ever been on. My parents like road trips, especially...Tags:
In a feminist and misogynist filled world, who’s right? It was a sunny Saturday afternoon about half-way through my Italian foreign exchange experience. Twenty-two starving teenaged girls lined a lengthy table, eagerly awaiting lunch - the three boys present were responsible for preparation and...Tags:
The wheels of flight DAL22 left the ground as the plane rocketed into the sky. Those on the Boeing 767 were only minutes into a flight that would last over eight hours. I was among them, but I was not making the 4,400-mile journey alone. My travel companions included 40 teenagers from Pennsylvania...Tags:
After a stressful school year filled with crammed study sessions and all-nighters, only one place can take my mind off it all – Sylvan Beach, New York. Decades ago, my great-great grandparents discovered this beach town on Oneida Lake in Central New York, and it’s been a tradition to visit every...Tags:
It was all started by a mouse – well, for Walt Disney at least, and for me too. As avid Disney addicts, my family has been to the Mouse House each year since I was two. The [url=http://www.disneyworld.com/]Walt Disney World Resort[/url], located just outside Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is...Tags:
Hi everyone! I had an amazing time this weekend and thought I should tell someone about it. I live in Okinawa, Japan. I've lived here for ten years and it has been an amazing experience. I like to explore the island with my family so sometimes we "get lost" which, in our case, means driving around...Tags:
Every year for the past about 5 years, my family and I have traveled to Wildwood, New Jersey with my majorette squad to attend a Championship competition. I always return home with the best or worst memories, but lots of pictures. I love going to New Jersey with my team, it's a great way to get out...Tags:
For 14 hours straight, I flew over an ocean with my family in tow. In June 2010, we visited my uncle in China. My Uncle Mike has been working and living in China since around 2000, spending most of his time in Shanghai. Before flying off, I was nervous about being bored on the flight there. But,...Tags: