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20th of May, 2011 Today is important in a few ways: It’s LSD, or Last School Day, for the ‘Seniors’ (6th Class) at my school, which means party party noise long lunch break screaming water party I’m going to go see Pirates of the Caribbean 4 today. Monumental. I only have two months...Tags:
Last year my immediate and extended family took a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, by far, it has been the best trip I had ever been on. We live in a suburb of Philadelphia and although we are not world travelers, we have been to places like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Virginia, New...Tags:
Miles stretch along miles of dry cracked land, deprived of so much water that it no longer held the moist coffee brown color but an alert orange that cried out for rain entered my sight. The raging sun beat down on frail patches of grass and trees like a continuous drum, pounding down rays of...Tags:
The road was rough, and the bus was full of chatter. It was the Fourth of July, and my family and I were in Ensenada, Mexico for our last stop on our Carnival Inspiration Cruise. We had signed up for a bus tour that led up to La Bufadora, or the blowhole. I stared out the window as the bus...Tags:
They’re as different as night and day”. I’ve heard those words throughout my life, but they never seemed truer than when I worked on a service project on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I know it sounds strange to say you are serving others in a place like Honolulu. From the tourist’s eye each hour of...Tags:
My family and I took a red-eye flight to New York in November 2010 and spent four days there. After we landed, we headed out of John F. Kennedy Airport to catch our first taxicab. We drove past the Brooklyn Bridge, through the streets of massive skyscrapers, and to our hotel. We...Tags:
SEMI-FINALIST 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPSharks. Sharks everywhere. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had seen them in movies; movies that had terrified me and made them out to be human hunters. I had seen them in marine parks and aquariums and I had swum with sharks vicariously in nature...Tags:
If you haven’t seen Barcelona at twilight, you will never really understand the true meaning of the word “beautiful.” I toured Barcelona on a cold, yet refreshing December day. The weather was perfect and the Spanish air was crisp as I strolled along the busy shopping street of Barcelona and...Tags:
Alarm buzzes. Groggy eyes only opened by force. Sunlight creeps in, the time has come. Bags packed, barely zipped. Awake enough to realize this cycle will repeat in twenty-four hours. Getting up for anything, much less a vacation, is a chore in itself. Going to a hotel and waiting a whole day...Tags:
After nine hours, I finally stepped off the small, confined plane into the cool Alaska breeze. Gorgeous mountains, peaks covered with snow surrounded me. The picture perfect scenery, as if painted on the sky, blues, greens and white. The air was crisp and clean. My journey had begun. While...Tags: