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  • I had often heard friends of mine compare family reunions to the fifth circle of Dante's Inferno. It should come as no surprise then that I was not exactly relishing the idea of my first extended family gathering. I knew that this particular gathering was for my grandfather. A veteran of the Second...

  • Maneuvering and traveling the streets of Mumbai are extremely challenging tasks to accomplish. Imagine trying to evade the potholes, deranged auto-rickshaw drivers, and cows, all while carrying a gigantic stuffed animal. It is 105 degrees: scorching by my standards, making the 60 pound toy feels...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • The Streets of San Antonio, Texas   On April 13-19, 2007, my family and I traveled to the marvelous San Antonio, Texas. The trip consisted of: myself, my mother (Keisha), my sister (Nicola), my best friend (Lorilee), my friend (Bianca), Bianca’s mother (Aunt Johann), Bianca’s sister (April), Bianca...

  •  I live in Orrick, Missouri, a town recognizably not holding back its small town qualities. From its gossip filled restraunts to its teenage filled stage, why wouldn't you want to come visit? With an amasing population of about seven hundred and fifty and a total area of a little under one point...

  • For nine awe inspiring days in June 2011 I was fortunate enough to travel with my high school's Spanish club to Costa Rica through the ISE travel program (www.isemn.org). The main goal of the trip was to learn about the country's unique culture and history, as well as to practice our Spanish in...

  • In the summer after my freshman year, I participated in the Maccabiah games, which is a worldwide gathering of Jews, in an Olympic style competition, that happens every four years. It was a three week experience in Israel, in which we traveled, and then went to the competitions, which in my case...

    Tags: Africa
  • Last summer I traveled to Italy for thirty five days with a group of ten students from across America. We all had our own mannerisms, ranging from a street-smart New Yorker to a flamboyant Peruvian to a hilarious Texan. As strangers, we flew to Italy and dived into a country with a different...

    Tags: Europe
  • “I have nothing besides this house,” Marie was telling us. She was right. Her use of house as a description for the shack in front of us was pushing the definition of the word. Rather, what belonged to this little lady named Marie was more four concrete walls holding up a series of barely...

  • At first, my family and I were apprehensive of visiting the scenic Thai town of Krabi due to its recent tsunami disaster in 2005, but we were willing to take a chance to see how this tourist hotspot was coping, so we set out for our Thai adventure in the summer of 2011 en route to our final...

    Tags: Asia
  •      In August 2010 I received a casual call from my grandmother. Not a minute into our conversation, she invited me to accompany her to Germany and France that December for an eight-day cruise on the Rhine River to visit the Christmas markets. Needless to say, just a few months later I found...

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