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To me there is only one indication of the real official summer, and that is when I go back to my home country Sweden for summer vacation after schools over. If you let that sink in real quick, you will notice that there are two things that indicates that the summer is coming; That I go to Sweden...Tags:
My father is the youngest of three children. Since he and his siblings live in separate states, they all promised that on July 4 of every year they’d pick a destination for all us to meet at. It would be a vacation spot where everyone’s “new” family could have fun. On this particular trip we...Tags:
To most people, Washington D.C. is a place of history; not the first destination that pop‘s into ones mind at the mention of the word vacation. At first, Washington D.C. didn’t appeal to me too much, but when I saw what it had to offer, it became one of my goals in life to go back one day and...Tags:
Spain is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I was able to experience this country and its culture while on the foreign exchange trip with CurtisHigh School on Staten Island. With the group I traveled to Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, and Gijon where we learned about...Tags:
In the final weeks before our senior year, my friends (Jon, Phil, Denton, CJ, and Jeffery) and I decided we needed to celebrate the close of summer with a bang. We ended up commemorating it with something more like an atomic explosion at Northern Michigan’s premiere paintball facility, Area 51 (www...Tags:
Missing limbs, deadly body burns, and dripping skin. This is the trauma that I saw while on my trip to Hiroshima, Japan. During spring break in my sophomore year I was lucky enough to be a part of a "cultural exchange" program. Our Key Club advisor took a bunch of students from...Tags:
Early in the summer of 2007 my step-mom announced that we had the opportunity to travel to Italy through a company called Adventures by Disney, a family-friendly tour group company. I was thrilled at the prospect of going to Italy, but the thought of having to stay with a group of strangers for ten...Tags:
Two years ago, I joined nine other students from my high school’s Hiking Club on our 22nd annual “Summer Trip.” Known by this name at my high school, this ten day, 128 mile backpacking excursion was my first long hiking trip. Chaperoned by two brave teachers, twelve of us ranging in age...Tags:
Over the course of the two previous summers I have found through the places I have traveled to, my passion in life, my dreams, and the person I aspire to be. As I embarked upon my first mission trip with my youth group I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no expectations and no clue...Tags:
Imagine sitting on a rooftop with nothing but the warm sun kissing your eyelids and a small breeze blowing through your hair. Seeing to the right a clear blue Mediterranean Sea and to the left seeing grassy mountaintops almost touching the sky. About two years ago my family and I took a Christmas...Tags: