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  • Curled up in a beach chair, I hunt the myriad of specks for a streak. Flanked by two best friends, all fighting for a piece of the blanket, I search for luck in the Shenandoah sky -- a shooting star. To a flat-lander (dubbed so by mountain-folk), shooting for the stars involves a high probability...

  • I had passed through Charleston many times before; stopping for doctor appointments and had always felt close to the city, but never before had I experienced it quite this way. I had become disabled due to a genetic illness two years before, which sometimes confines me to a wheelchair. Although a...

  • It was cool, quiet, and except for the light from the moon, it was dark. It was, after all, the wee hours of the morning. After loading our pets into the Suburban, my mom, my little brother, and I began our journey to our new ranch in Northern Texas. My Dad, my sister, and my other brother stayed...

  • I was a month from turning 18 when I stuffed myself, my iPod, my book, and my suitcase in the backseat of my parents' car for a weeklong visit to my aunt and uncle in Rifle, Colorado.  This was no "two hour tour", as my mother insists that driving is cheaper than flying, and that one can only...

  • Last winter, my girls' basketball team were very far from obtaining an undefeated season, but we knew how to prepare for long journeys to schools that were thirty miles outside of the middle of nowhere. We loaded onto the bus with chips, cupcakes, sodas (and now that I think of it, these probably...

  •       The date had finally arrived: March 5th 2008.  My dance company had been planning this trip to New York for over six months.  We would stay there for four days and see some of the most amazing sites in the world.  The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall, and...

  • My parents received a nice tax return this year, and with the threat of me going off to college in a year and we can no longer 'bond' together as one (something we haven't done since we went to the zoo back in 1993) they decided that all five of us would take a week long cruise in the Western...

  •   During the summer of 2008, I took a vacation with my family to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was my first trip outside of my home country, the United States. It impacted me in many ways because it was so different compared to the U.S. I learned a lot about the country on this trip; not only was it a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Tolerance is a word that first entered my vocabulary in the seventh grade, but I had no personal definition until my 2009 summer visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This trip incorporated a mass of events. Some of the highlights included our participating in a day of racial reconciliation, partaking in...

  •   “Can you speak Turkish?” This is the typical question I am asked when someone finds out I am Turkish. The positive response I give always shocks the person asking and prompts them to beg me to say a few words. To be able to speak two languages fluently is some of the most valuable knowledge I...

    Tags: Europe

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