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Me along with another student from my high school in Japan were selected to travel to Washington state for a leadership academy . This was an opportunity for me because it would help me for the upcoming school year because I was selected to be on staff . The plane ride there wasn't as bad as I...Tags:
“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” (Gandhi). I believe Gandhi is trying to tell us that by exposing one’s self to cultural diversity, you will improve yourself and your own culture. This is why I enjoy traveling. I believe when you visit other countries and immerse yourself in...Tags:
It is crazy to think that it has been four years since my family and I hopped on a plane and went to Hawaii. Every moment of the trip is still fresh in my mind. It seems like it was just yesterday when I stepped of the plane where we were welcomed into the Oaho, Hawaii with leis. I dreamt about...Tags:
Clouds thinly veil the moon, choking out the few rays of silver light that reach out like long fingers over glistening skyscrapers and reach into the speckled heart of Los Angeles, California. In a dark desolate area called Skid Row, thousands of poverty-stricken people trudge the dark streets like...Tags:
My trip to Maine was a great trip for me and the rest of the crew. You see, I went on this trip with a bunch of Boy Scouts. The trip I went on was one of the high adventure trips the Boy Scouts occasionally make. It included backpacking/hiking for 3 days and canoeing for 4 days. Within those days...Tags:
As a Korean-American, I have never truly appreciated my Korean heritage but during my trip to South Korea I discovered myself through the experiences and sceneries that helped me shape who I am today. Beginning as any other vacation, my trip was thought to just be a fun experience then it changed...Tags:
On one random drive to the library in November, my friend Maya asked me if I would be interested in going to Denmark this summer with her. My first thought was “OF COURSE!” Now the ultimate hurdle was getting my parents to agree. In fact, when I told them about it they laughed, raising a myriad of...Tags:
If you’ve ever been the victim of a relative with a travel trivia book, chances are you’ve had to answer the query, “Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?” For me, that question has always brought a host of fond memories. While I’ve enjoyed every trip I’ve taken as the daughter of a pair of...Tags:
For most kids in my school, spring break means a warm, sunny week at the beach, but my sophomore year, it meant just the opposite for me and my family. My family and I packed up the car for the fourteen hour drive from Atlanta to New York City. For my and me, the trip was our...Tags:
My legs were on fire, the sun was so hot my shirt was glued to my back with a layer of sweat; I had already sacrificed my body to the mosquitoes and continuously itched. Why was I subjecting myself to such conditions? My family’s annual camping trip to Twin Lakes/Mono Village, California. We had...Tags: