Why students travel

  • I’m going to take a risk here and reveal one of my fears: I’m terrified of deep dark water, especially if I cannot see through it. I mean, just thinking about tipping over in a kayak and having to tread water when I can't see bottom makes me hyperventilate. Who am I kidding, I’d totally panic....

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  • The recession’s effects are hitting virtually every non-essential aspect of our lives and money expenditures. One thing that is being cut too frequently is vacations. While being locked in a car with your family for hours on end isn’t exactly heaven, the escape from the drone of daily routine makes...

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  • 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...

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  • In the spring of 2006, my family, some close friends and I, went on a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. We ran into our share of road blocks, but we took our lemons and squeezed all the juice out of them that we could. From a long list of trips, that was the most...

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  • America is a place like no other. I was born and raised here, but my curiosity leads me to search. I wondered what life would be like without the amenities and protection of the States. I wondered if the grass is really greener on the other side.             In my junior year of high school, an...

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  • Moving to Europe has many advantages, one of them being ease of ravel.  For my 16th birthday I got to choose a trip of a life time, so I headed to the home of royalty, London. My mom and I left bright in early from our home, south of Frankrurt, to catch a ride on  a cheap flight courtesy of the...

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  • Just above the horizon you can see the spike point of the new York city tower. This tower is none other than the Empire State building. This Famous Sky scraper is a magician of its own. A single look up the side of it will make you dizzy, make you feel as if the sky is tilting, make you feel like...

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  • Two weeks before take-off, Dad's passport mysteriously disappeared, only to be found lurking beneath a box of Fruit Loops in the pantry. Five days before take-off, the charming Victorian BB called to say they had given our rooms to an American soccer team. Eight hours before take-off, my mother...

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  • The dreams of many teenagers consist of being independent, being successful, having fun and finding the purpose for life. San Francisco, California is just the place for that. Through the numerous museums, colleges, stores, beaches, and even forest like atmospheres, this is the perfect place to...

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  • Towering, white historical doors awaited us on the other side of the glass windows of the bus. Peace met us at the doors along with our tour guide. Two steps and there I was in the slave forts, where many inhumane situations had taken place. The walls were tattered and the white paint was...

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