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Two summers ago, on a safari through Tanzania, I visited an elementary school. Twelve of us, all American, climbed down from the bus and filed into a small schoolhouse. High pitched voices filled the room, hands clapped, feet stomped, and thirty children sang before us. The words were in...Tags:
My trip started out from good old Gaithersburg, Maryland. I expected a lot out to this trip because we would be stopping at major places and heading towards the west where I had never been. First we headed over to Chicago to gather the rest of our family which was my dad’s brother and family....Tags:
My trip to Colorado started with a nine hour drive from Utah. The drive consisted of terrifying speeds on curvy mountain roads to nonmoving traffic. I usually like long drives, but this drive was a bit much. I would have gone literally insane if I hadn’t had music to listen to. My family chose to...Tags:
Family vacations are always the beginning of life long memories. When I think of family vacations I think of my trip to Disney World. I was 16 when I went to Disney World for the first time, and I have to admit that it was the best time of my life! My aunt, two cousins, and I stayed in the...Tags:
It was another sweltering day. Yesterday had been 104°, it was a record heat streak. Today we’d taken a train from Paris to Versailles. The sun was shining brightly, and the lawn of sand in front of the Palace of Versailles looked like the Sahara Desert. Tourists sat in any available shade using...Tags:
Language is thought to be a barrier that separates people of different countries. There are examples of languages becoming trendy based on world events. Interest in Arabic spiked after the 9/11 attacks and with China’s growth; interest in Mandarin is increasing exponentially. Language is not the...Tags:
Washington D.C. we hear of this place all the time during our schooling career. At first you learn that this is the capital of our nation. Then you learn that this is where the President of the United States lives. You then learn in middle/high school that this is where our laws are made, and this...Tags:
It was 4:30 a.m. on a quiet July morning. My family and I were traveling south towards Charleston, S.C. While it seemed that the world was still asleep, I was WIDE AWAKE! As I peered out of the window into the darkness, I could hardly contain my excitement about the pictures I could take while...Tags:
July 10th of this year, I left for an amazing trip for China with students from my brother's school. The school, RESCUAcademy, is for kids that have trouble learning in normal environments or they have drug and alcohol problems. The students that I went with were very friendly and fun to be around...Tags:
The Caribbean, most beautiful travel experience I’ve ever had. It was also my first time off of United States soil. I’d say most of the adventure took place in the airport, most hectic place I’ve ever seen. Being a first time flyer I was more than thrilled to be going on this vacation. It was mid-...Tags: