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  • “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust).  When I found out that we were going to Ghana for our next family vacation, I was elated. Although I am half-Ghanaian, I had never visited the continent of Africa. I expected this to be...

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  • July 3, 2014    9:46 PMI usually wake up to skyscraping buildings and rush hour traffic and I’m used to the sound of police sirens and rowdy Lakers’ fans roaming the streets at night. I live in Downtown, Los Angeles and have spent most of every summer here my entire life. But I have a feeling...

  • Mmmmmm....The fresh smell of funnel cake with loads of powered sugar makes your tastes scream with excitement.Sounds of children running up and down the sunny boardwalk, as if the heat was nothing to them. Tens, hundreds, thousands tread across the boardwalk of Atlantic City everyday, absorbing the...

  • White stone buildings of exquisite architecture, streets full of people from all over the world. These are the bones and life blood of Paris. The noises of cars honking, people talking and laughing. The street vendors selling all manner of food and trinkets. The familiar signs of American company’s...

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  •   My brother didn’t ask for a skateboard for his 19th birthday like I thought he would, instead, he asked for a family road trip. I’ll never know what possessed a college freshman to feel the need to be trapped in car with his younger sister and borderline crazy mother on his first spring break...

  • I knew what Mexico looked like. It was beautiful, rich with culture, and flowing with a language that made the soul dance. I also knew that a fun time could be developed by everyday accessories. I knew this because Mexico use to be my home.  At Bourgade Catholic high school, annual trips to Mexico...

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  • Traveling to a foreign country opened my eyes to many opportunities I would never experience today in the U.S. As a group from the University of Georgia Young Scholars' Program, we traveled to Costa Rica and learned the dos and don'ts, we saw sights so extraordinary and breathtaking and we feasted...

  • Visiting Alaska seemed like an expedition to the North Pole, so I was relieved that we were ‘cruising there.’ Surprisingly, there was no need to stay warm below deck because so much sunshine came through the portholes. I closed my eyes and I felt the warmth of the sun. I opened them and saw...

  •                Hearts beating fast, pounding in our chests as if trying to escape, feet longing for a break from the torturous trek up what seemed to be an endless trail of steep, rocky ramps weaving through the old stone fort, we arrive at the seemingly skyscraping top. Panting, we come to a...

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  • Independence As our strenuous junior school year came to a close, my friends and I were bubbling with anticipation for the upcoming, and much needed summer vacation. While the rest of my friends were excited to spend the lazy summer days lying by a pool, I had already made the most life changing...

    Tags: Europe

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