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Throughout my seventeen years of being alive, I have probably visited more countries than some adults have visited in their lifetime. I have been to Canada, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Spain, Italy, and Monaco. The first time my family took an excursion to Europe...Tags:
When I looked at the island on the horizon, there wasn’t anything pretty to look at. After all, it was very small, like a child had stuck a small group of leafy branches into the middle of a puddle. It didn’t dress to impress. It didn’t impress me. I’ve been to many places like this; white sand...Tags:
I've loved traveling since I was little and my mom and aunt took me to Colorado. My favorite road trip, however, is the one we take most summers from the panhandle of Florida, where we currently live, to New Hampshire, where we used to live. Its only a two day drive but we like to take our time...Tags:
It all started when my father found a job in Coral Springs, Fl. What was the first reaction you may ask? Well it was plenty of excitement and joy until it started to settle in my head. How will my friends feel? How will my boyfriend feel? How will I live without my older sisters? Those were all the...Tags:
During a grammar lesson on my second day at Keimei Academy, my class's English teacher called on me to answer a question. I looked up from my doodling to see her, staring sternly at me. Not knowing what to say - I hadn't expected to participate in class during my visit to a Japanese school -I...Tags:
I wriggled my way into a grey and slightly damp wetsuit. The air was hot and muggy, and the sky was a brilliant blue. I stood in the slight shade of the building on the docks in Cancun. I was here with my cousin, Maddie, and we were about to embark on the experience of a lifetime. It was her dream...Tags:
Every day I hear friends complain about their parents; every day I listen to it without having something to add. I may be the only sixteen-year-old I know that would enjoy taking a ten day road trip with my mom, but that doesn't change the fact that it was the greatest time of my life. For years...Tags:
"Now these are called 'hoodoos'," calls the guide of our horse-back tour of Bryce Canyon in Utah. "Hoodoos" are tall stacks of rock that have been formed through ice-wedging, something my family and I had never heard of before our road trip to the Southwest region of the United States. My...Tags:
This past July, my family and I took a white water rafting vacation in West Virginia. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, when the sun was casting down its hottest rays. Our cabin was upgraded for that first night. The enhanced cabin included a hot tub and its own shower. That night, we were...Tags:
For many years I believed I was well traveled and I understood much of the world. Now, I laugh at my previous assumption. I realize diverse cultures make up our world, treasures to be experienced through travel. I have experienced several states and another continent. The summer before my sophomore...Tags: