We’re a group made up of 15 and 16 year old students from Barrie Ontario who all have one main thing in common. Each of us wants to travel, and more specifically, wanted to go to Japan. The reasons varied, but the excitement, the fascination and the curiosity stayed consistent throughout our group. Some of us had researched the culture or geography before, but many of us were new to every aspect of the trip. We didn’t all know each other when we met, because many of us come from different areas of town and go to different schools. As a result, we made a diverse group, but traveling as a team brought us together in other ways as well. The friendships formed are strong ones, and should last for years, because we always have this experience to look back on.