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  • Sunshiny Summertime .  Strolling casually along the warm water’s edge, the gritty sand gently grabs my feet.  Reflecting off the waves rolling onto the shoreline, the sun illuminates shells in the shallow surf. Delivering a whiff of a dead fish, the constant breeze fills the depths of my lungs. ...

  •         “Have you ever been to Rick’s Café?” I asked hopefully.             “No,” She answered. Then adding quietly, almost to herself, “I’ve never been anywhere.”             I looked down at the ground and tried to ignore the discomfort filling the air. Half mindedly, I kicked the soccer ball...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There are many Canadian national parks, but perhaps the oldest and most well know is the Banff National Park, located 110—180  km (68—110 mi) west of Calgary, Alberta. Its large area (6,641 sq km; 2,564 sq mi) features many different landscapes including mountains, glaciers and ice fields, and...

  • My family is, to say the least, eccentric; my mother, a high energy, post-traumatic stress disorder patient, my father, a know-it-all, grammatically incorrect hockey fan, my younger brother, the definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and me, the sassy instigator, are a rowdy bunch...

  • The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, Gotham City. Whatever you call it, New York City is dazzling and unforgettable. The Statue of Liberty stretches her arm upwards, her torch pointing to the sky, welcoming the “tired, poor…huddled masses, yearning to breathe free”.In the summer of 2011, my...

  • My early years of school were not ideal. Mom was a single parent, and she joined the US Army when I was very young. I lived with my grandparents until mom married and then I joined her in Germany. Even after her marriage, mom carried the bulk of the load and was unhappy most of the time. Oft times...

  • My Selena Trip in November 2006 I had only learned about Selena Quintanilla Perez, the late Tejano singer, in late 2005. Now, I consider myself to be her biggest fan, and I’m not just saying that. I loved her so much that I knew I had to go see the things that Selena had seen, go to the places...

  • Right before you start your vacation, you try to imagine how beautiful all the cities are and how perfect your trip will be. Like a box of cake mix, the result usually isn't as perfect as the planned picture, something usually goes wrong. This summer I had the once in a life time opportunity of...

    Tags: Pacific
  • The calendar date is July 17th, 2005, but for all I see around me it may be over nineteen hundred years earlier. That's because Pompeii is a city lost to time, oblivious to or defiant of the continuous clockwork of the world around it.  Millions of modern-day tourists explore the wonders of Pompeii...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Medieval castles, winding river valleys, and literary poignant tours! Sound exciting? I had the privilege to visit my mom’s side of the family in Belgium and tour London in fifteen and a half days. Her parents are originally from the United States; however they are missionaries to Belgium. This...

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