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  • From the view of an outsider, my life probably fits the perfect American statistical data. I have two parents, I live in the suburbs, and I have one brother and two dogs. However, I do not fit the cliché profile of a self-involved American girl, to the contrary I became the master of my own fate...

  • In July, the thin, cold air of the Peruvian Andes settles lightly over the city of Cusco, the beating heart of the once powerful empire of the Inca.  Unlike its coastal counterpart, Lima, whose atmosphere is noticably European, Cusco embodies a rare coexistence between the traditions of Peru's...

  • My trip started out from good old Gaithersburg, Maryland. I expected a lot out to this trip because we would be stopping at major places and heading towards the west where I had never been. First we headed over to Chicago to gather the rest of our family which was my dad’s brother and family....

  • I increase my pace to catch up with my parents, we are with a group of fellow travelers in a single file line, winding through the narrow paths of the medina, or the old part of town. I am easily distracted, taking in all of the new colors, scents, culture, people, into my callow, fourteen year old...

    Tags: Africa
  • They say that New York City is the city of dreams, a place where you can be anything you want if you got the right ideas and enough guts to follow them, a place where good and evil stays gridlocked in battle while a lucky few roam the streets following an acute sense of wonder and adventure, a...

  • After a solid seven-hour drive from Philadelphia to the lower Finger Lakes of New York State, five kids hastened down the steep hill—as much a result of gravity as eagerness—to reach the small beach tucked away behind trees at the end of the paved walkway.  Passing beyond the cover of the trees,...

  •   A trip to visit my family was what it was. We hit the red eye flight, including the awful level of comfort to sleep in first class, and the movies that no one else can get on DVD yet. It was a start to a very nice trip. We landed at Gatwick airport in London at about 9 am England time, which...

  • In June of 2007, my family and I decided to visit my mother’s parents and family in Bellingham, Washington. We began our trip at five o’clock in the morning. We drove from Van Buren, Arkansas, over through Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, up to Kansas City, Kansas, and drove all the way across Kansas until...

  • Nigeria. That word meant little to me prior to 2009.  I left Nigeria as a bubbling five old, and barely remembers anything about the country. Yes, I was born there, but that is all I can tell anyone. In the process of trying to be like any other American kid, I had jettisoned any remnant of the...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • I have been to many places in my life, but none will ever compare to my home, Florida. While I enjoy traveling to many difference places, I live in one of the most favorable vacation spots in the United States. On the coast of Daytona Beach, there are beautiful beaches to relax, surf, or play in...

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