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Even with the Gecko, lost luggage, missed flight, unplanned night in Denver, and serious nausea, it’s my favorite vacation ever. Those who know me know I love vacations and I love to plan and prepare things, it’s both a blessing and a curse. So, upon hearing I could plan for my mom and me to go...Tags:
Last February, I visited a country that exposed me to a new culture, as well as providing a perfect place for a vacation. I visited Spain last February, with my school, through a company known as Ef Tours. On my voyage to this country I saw some sights which included: ancient cathedrals, bull...Tags:
I’ve never been a patient person, especially when it came to having to wait for big events. It was only May at the time I found out the exciting news; I was going to be able to spend my summer in California. I’ve been anticipating this trip for almost four years. I made the most of my time in...Tags:
City girls are usually known to be major girly-girls. They often like to shop, paint their nails, put on makeup, and go out with their girl friends. That is definitely what I consider myself to be, a major girly-girl. Imagine putting an all around girly-girl, like myself, in a small, country town,...Tags:
I never expected Iceland to be so beautiful. It almost felt alien, in fact, with endless plains of gray rocks with a dusting of green moss extending far into the distance. A perpetually gray sky loomed overhead, starkly contrasting to the usually blue skies of my Colorado home. I could scarcely...Tags:
As we trekked through the forest, the salty Caribbean Ocean meandered through our naive nostrils. Using my peripheral vision to assure I was following the group, my eyes scanned the ground for tree roots and soldier ants. Finally the heavily packed dirt beneath my feet gave way into sand as we...Tags:
I walk through the big chestnut double doors, trying to be as quiet as I can so maybe I will be invisible. I hear soft music playing as background fillers, there isn't much commotion. Everyone lost in their own thoughts. I see my family gathered around as I take my first step in. My heart is...Tags:
Day 1 – Tuesday In the beginning, there was no fun in Arkansas. The weather was hot and the heat was unbearable. So a mother and her three children flew to Colorado using United Airlines to visit their uncle in Broomfield. There, they unpacked all of their belongings and slept to recuperate...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:
I can't ultimately change the way I am, nor do I want to. But this trip -- it opened my eyes to a side of myself, one I was unaware of. Previously satisfied with living in my room, closed off and confined, I would classify myself as a hermit. Soon enough, opportunity came knocking -- literally....Tags: