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  • The moments I spent in Alaska are some to always be told but not always understood. I was emerged in an environment that brings out the beauty in the world. From mountain top to mountain top white snow lay refusing to melt under the eyes of the sun. The sun never left. From the moment I opened my...

  • Shiny Golden Magic Three things I miss the most about Paris:    1. Croissants   2. Naps at 4 o’clock in the afternoon   3. A sense of amazement. The days are different in this country. Some may think this strange: After all, isn’t dirt just dirt? Aren’t trees and grass and sky the same everywhere?...

  • Family Ties   From the time when I was born my father has lived in Florida, which is a thousand miles away from me in Pennsylvania.    I never really got to know him due to the distance between us.  We talked on the phone from time to time and I visited him once every few years.  During my...

  • I took my first international flight on July 13, 2010, with a round-trip ticket to Seoul, South Korea in my hand. I had been accepted into the Camp Fulbright Junior Internship Program, held in Goesan, South Korea. Camp Fulbright is an English-immersion camp for Korean students, ages 10-17, and a...

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  • Being from a small town in Hawaii, I was really nervous about traveling to a big city in a foreign country for the first time—especially one that doesn’t speak my language. But, surprisingly, when I stepped off the plane onto another country for the first time, there was an unexpected sense of...

    Tags: Asia
  •            In the summer of 2008 I had the opportunity to visit the country of Japan. I was invited by the People to People Student Ambassador Programs to travel and received a primary access to the major metropolitan districts as well as the rural towns across Nippon. Without a doubt, this was out...

    Tags: Asia
  • The morning heat drumed lazily on my forehead as I read The Sun Also Rises in a hammock on my aunts back porch. This would seem like an ordinary porch, but that would be under ordinary circumstances. At this moment, I hear a loud rustle, then a squeal. It was a fully grown havelina with family....

  • Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places.             Arizona,...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • As a 15-year-old, when I heard that my family was taking a trip to the Gardens by the Bay at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, I was far from keen. But as I stepped into the one-of-a-kind Cloud Forest I was transported to a world far from the crowded streets and tall skyscrapers of Singapore. The...

    Tags: Asia

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