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Meeting Sophie

Every year, my family and I take this crazy trips for weeks at a time to all the states in one area of the country. We generally try to visit about seven states in two weeks. This year, our trip was to the southern region of the United States. We were visiting Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

In every trip we have taken, we try to spend as little money as possible so we do not stay at hotels. We always try and stay with a host. Along with saving money, we also get more of an experience from staying with a host. You get to know more about the place you are staying and get to know someone new. This has always been one of my favorite parts of our trips. I get… Continue reading

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Dream come true

From the time I was four years old my dream was to travel.

I remember taking trips with my father to the bookstore and begging him to buy the latest edition guidebooks of Europe, and Asia and..well.. everywhere else. Due to my consistent nagging, he finally gave in. I would spend hours flipping through each page, absorbing all the information I could. I would plan out vacations to my future destinations and dream of all the things I would encounter. What can I say? I was a child consumed by wanderlust.

By age seven, I had a complete vacation planned out. There was a large world map pinned to my pastel pink wallpaper with pushpins in each and every destination. I had a plan to travel the world.… Continue reading