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  •                   In 2006, when my twin brother, Steven, and I were twelve years old, we went to Illinois to spend our first Christmas away from Arizona in nine years. We arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in the wee hours of the morn on the Eve of Christmas, pulling our suitcases through a...

  • Magic Kingdom, Disney World, said to be the most magical place in the world. Well it may be for some but not every girl that enters those gates feels like a princess. My Magic Kingdom experience was like none other. I felt the judgmental eyes of many others throughout my trip. Why? Simply because...

  • As I sit in a rental car and gaze upon Boston’s coastline, I admire the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean that is almost as serene and blue as the clear sky above it. On the other side of the road, I see trees and buildings, some been built over 100 years ago, some modern. This city is an enormous...

  • I would first want to thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my family a little more by sharing with you great moments that we have had together while we get to explore out from our regular surroundings. My name in Neddy Franquez I am 15th years old and currently a freshmen at...

  • The duct-taped, 19-person plane wobbled higher into the Haitian sky as I looked down and silently absorbed the glaring picture of poverty that stretched below. Among the rubble and debris of Port-au-Prince lay scattered clumps of makeshift homes, and children ran along the dirt paths after their...

  • Cinque Terre! Why should somone go there? It is a beautiful place in Italy where 5 cities with diffrent characteristics and diffrent styles are connected all by a train ride. (or you can walk through each city) When is the best time to go? Early June, late august, or early spetember. The...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • When I wake up each morning, I look out my window, take a deep breath, and gaze out over the fertile fields. I reflect on the changing of seasons amidst the apricot trees and the table grape vines. The aroma of juicy oranges wafts in, yet just a few months ago, it was the pungent smell of raisins...

  • Sticking needles into my arm, they told me not to tense up. I shivered, the pins sitting in my skin. The Chinese nurses seemed to know what they were doing though, claiming their techniques would help ease my sore throat. It was the first time I had been exposed to acupuncture, and it was only...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • Being Armenian and having been to Armenia, it’s one of the most richly cultured countries in the world. There are so many places and things to see in the tiny country. First place I would take any tourist is the capital. Yerevan. The busy European style city has many breathtaking museums and...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
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