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  • I call Deland, Florida my home; my community; my final destination. Deland is a small, friendly town of about 20,000 people and is located just thirty minutes from the famous Daytona Beach. It is also centrally placed between the two large cities of Jacksonville and Orlando. Deland has much to...

    Tags: Florida, Heritage, USA
  • HONK! HONK! HOOOOONK! “Don’t you see the stop light is red?!? That means don’t walk!!! Stupid people…” The taxi driver screeched at the seemingly unfazed pedestrians.  The mobs of foot trekkers continued to swarm around and among the passing taxis, ignoring the blaring horn and angry shouts. The...

  • The town of Ocean City, New Jersey is a charming, picturesque settlement comprising of approximately twelve-thousand people. Ocean City is a lively, fun-filled area where the sun may set but the excitement will last all night. With the beach and boardwalk and countless places to eat, the fun...

    Tags: New Jersey, USA
  • Binghamton, New York- the “Parlor City” (nicknamed this for its Victorian architecture) - is the carousel (and pierogi!) capital of the world, but is also the birthplace of Rod Serling and Johnson Shoe factory. What differentiates Binghamton from any other upstate stop-over? In one word:...

  •   Eleven years later By: Katherine M. Collins Eleven years ago my family and I went to Belgium to visit our family. I've always wanted to go back. Eleven years later my family and I were able to go not only to Belgium but also to London. We had an interesting time on the way to Belgium. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • My trip began at the Port Of Miami where my petite mother Sharon bustled along trying to make sure everything is in order. My inaudible sister Brigette was ears deep in her head phones listening to the latest hip-hop music. My boisterous best friend Mikhala overjoyed with excitement because this...

  • When people think of Mexico violence and poverty may come to mind. When I think of Mexico adventure and culture pop into my head. My recent trip there, I went with a friend of mine. Her family and I stayed at their condo at the hotel, El Jolla Del Mar, for four days and three nights. I was...

  • “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”-François RabelaisThese words are so often quoted in travel magazines and young adult novels, but are seldom understood while read from one’s couch or lawn chair. From the comfort of my own bed, the impact of those words and the potential of the Great Perhaps fell...

  • I watched the wake dissappear behind the ferry, as we traveled across the water on a cloudy July day. I desperately dialed my best friends' number on my cell phone, he didn't answer. I thought to myself he must not understand the anxiety i'm going through, I told him I was leaving today, and that I...

  • Nowadays, it seems impossible to come across someone who doesn’t have internet or an iPod. The technology and modern luxuries that we have are abundant. However, for three summers now, I have put aside the basic comforts of life to work with people living in extreme poverty. Annually, a group from...

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