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  • It had been approximately 7 years since the last time I'd been there. I'd been just seven years old and it had been about mid-July, right before or after my birthday. Now it was October. I was 15. I vaguely rembered some things that I'd encountered last time, but now I carried biased opinions and...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • I'm sure many of you have wanted to go out somewhere with your whole family. Somewhere, where your kids would love it, you would love it too. Well that place would be the Bay Area! Which means Hayward, CA. Hayward is a small city in California near the famous city San Francisco. It may seem a...

  • June 12, 2012 8:30 a.m. MSP Airport, Security Checkpoint I was crying. The trip to Germany hadn't even begun, but my eyes were wet as my friends and I waited in the long queue to go through security. Though it would be my second time in Germany, the first time having been two years prior with my...

  • The whole world looks to California as the land of sunshine, surfing and movie stars. I will admit that, as a first time visitor to the "Golden State" and only 15, these were my expectations, but I returned home with a very different experience.        As my youth group pulled out of our church...

  • It was all started by a mouse – well, for Walt Disney at least, and for me too. As avid Disney addicts, my family has been to the Mouse House each year since I was two. The [url=http://www.disneyworld.com/]Walt Disney World Resort[/url], located just outside Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is...

  • There is an ancient Chinese proverb; “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” I used to wonder how about my journey.  Between juggling responsibilities of helping out my night shift mom take care of the home: do the dishes, do laundry, vacuum the house, and help my sister on her...

  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } */ People often identify China by its legendary landmark, the Great Wall, or the backdrop of mountains and lakes dotting its scenic countryside. I was one of those people until August 2006. I was in the midst of...

    Tags: Asia
  • After a red eye flight beginning at two a.m., we hit the ground running. Some of us were lucky enough to find time to sleep on the six hour flight to San Jose; unfortunately I was not one of the lucky ones. Exhausted and a bit cranky I stepped forth into the sticky humidity that was Costa Rica. I...

  • Being among the masses of San Diego Comic-Con is always a treat for any fan of pop culture and comic books, but the 2009 edition of the event held more special meaning to me than any of the other iterations I've been to.  Since I'd proven to be such a great fan to them before, the comic book...

  • It’s Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Paris of South America. A place full of wonder and mystery and most of all, beauty. The exotic birds that reside in the blue sky, the trees that sway in the warm breeze, the passionate people, make this beautiful city home for all. What is there not to fall in...

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