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  •  Traveling is a wonderful experience. One taste is never enough to satisfy. It seems that when one goes out into the world, one hardly encounters what is expected. Visiting a different country is a multifaceted, ever changing experience. The beauty and the cultural differences can be shocking, soul...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • A person can grow very old in three years. After all the pressure I felt from moving away from my home in Manila, Philippines, not to mention culture shock and a stint of identity crisis, I sometimes feel sixty instead of sixteen.               However, I’m getting ahead of myself. Allow me to...

  • In the spring of 2006, my family, some close friends and I, went on a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. We ran into our share of road blocks, but we took our lemons and squeezed all the juice out of them that we could. From a long list of trips, that was the most...

  •              In 2005, my family and a group of our personal friends went on vacation to Madrid, Spain over Labor Day weekend.  At the time, I was currently living in Stuttgart, Germany where I attended school on a military base.  My mother was in the United States Air Force so we were often...

    Tags: Europe
  • The day before was a blur of packing and rechecking the list on Eftours.com, and even on the bus ride to the airport I was still in my haze. Then finally as we were boarding the plane with passports in our hands, and a bag full of thirteen hours worth of entertainment, it hits me. I’m going to...

    Tags: Europe
  •                Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags!  And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California.                We drove all the way from Arizona...

  • For my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, our entire family decided to voyage on a Holland America Scandinavian Cruise. My family, my uncle’s family, and my other uncle all joined my grandparents on this exciting European adventure. Going in, it seemed like it was going to be the perfect get...

    Tags: Europe
  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade When it boils down to it, a trip isn’t about the destination, it is about the memories you created while there. A trip doesn’t have to be an epic journey either. For example, it can be as simple as going to the local pharmacy to buy a comb. That was a particular...

  • Barrio Logan is just south of the main hub of downtown San Diego. Barrio Logan is a highly diversified community, with a large population of Mexican and other Hispanic residents. The Hispanic name of Barrio Logan was Varrio Logan, which in Spanish meant Logan neighborhood. Through the years the...

  • Bare feet pound on the hardwood floor; dark silhouettes move across the warm yellows and oranges aglow from overhead chandeliers; rhythmic tones echo across the tall walls of the abandoned church from fiddles and guitars. Bodies sway, dance and spin; hearts pound, sweat drips, and my eyes lock...

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