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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:
This was the vacation to end all vacations, New York City. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer the year before we went, and she went through chemotherapy during the summer. Resulting in a boring, uneventful summer. This year our family decided to go all out and go to New York. The place that...Tags:
This past summer, my dad and his partner took me and my cousin Mike to South Padre Island for one last family vacation before school started. Freddy (my dad’s partner) was so excited to take all of us on one of the many dolphin watches that are available to tourists. The original dolphin watch that...Tags:
Its one thing to travel to a different state, to a new city with the exciting unfamiliar. However, when one travels to a different country that speaks a language that has absolutely no meaning to you... that's something else. That is an experience in and of it self that not many have had and one...Tags:
Lost. That’s what I was last summer before I went on a life altering adventure to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. I had devoted sixteen years of my life to being the best I could be in school. My grades showed that I had potential, but numbers on a report...Tags:
Abstract ideas involve elements or concepts that exist but that one cannot really touch, see, smell, or sometimes even imagine. For me, Costa Rica used to occupy that intangible universe. Despite its standing as a recognized country, I still couldn’t picture it, even with the help of various...
"Bonjour tout le monde! Guess what?" exclaimed my French teacher. "We're going to Canada!" I'll never forget how excited my class and I were when we heard the news of our French class trip. I've heard so many wonderful things about that beautiful country. I woke up enthusiastically at four in...Tags:
Every year, my family and I take our annual, adventurous trip to Ocean City, Maryland. We stay at the Plim Plaza hotel, which is not a five-star hotel but its descent enough. Some amenities are an Olympic sized pool, three Jacuzzis, a bar with live music, and free parking. In my opinion...Tags:
When I heaved myself onto the dock, I was tinted yellow. I was also slightly oily, with subtle odors of mud and sulfur. I grinned at my reflection and breathed deeply, inebriated by the scent of crisp mountain air tainted by pond water which dripped from my eyelashes onto my nose. With goosebumps...Tags:
I had been anticipating this trip for years. This would be my first time going to Jamaica to see my family and riding on a plane. On our way to the airport my mother started to go hysterical she wondered if she would be able to handle the turbulence. As my family and I arrived at the airport and...Tags: