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  • In one week, I will get on a train. I will finally finish this chapter of my life. I will cry. Or maybe, smile. I have so many conflicting emotions that it is hard to say what my reaction will be when the conductor blows the whistle. Will I be excited or will I be a teary mess? I don't know....

  •              The chirping birds behind me seemed to be begging for crumbs as I started on my second pastry. Just then, the omelets and hot cocoa emerged from the kitchen, heralded by the delicious aroma of freshly made food. After what seemed like an eternity of breakfast, I stood and walked across...

    Tags: Europe
  • Peru was home for two weeks this summer while I worked with a humanitarian group. Ducking a spitting llama and finding out why it’s better to ask “quanto es” (how much is it?) instead of “quanto questa” (how much do I cost?) were unexpected lessons. I expected to work hard in Peru, but I was...

  • Green stalks rustle in a hot September breeze, the last vibrant greenery left in our garden. I stand beside them and lift my chin back…back…back to look up at the tops of the stalks. However, it is the heritage, not the height, of the corn that glorifies that planting in our garden’s history. My...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There’s something about the American West that speaks to all of our hearts. Its mystique and unruliness calls to our national values of independence and self-determination. Some hear it in the thundering tides of the Pacific Ocean, others in the endless solitude of the Great Plains. My father hears...

  • As my sophomore year came to an end, I was granted the chance of a lifetime to travel across the country and continue advancing my studies in art. I had acquired this wonderful privilege from my art teachers at the Boston Arts Academy, who every year, as a incentive and reward, grant two rising...

  • Spring break was coming up and I was ecstatic! Now was the trip I had been waiting for all year. My church youth group was going on a trip to Juarez, Mexico. I had been on this trip the last two years, but this year my younger brother and my dad were coming with me. I knew this year would be better...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • If you have ever planned a trip a year in advance without knowing when, how, or where you were going then you have an idea of what my summer adventure was like. I had no idea how I was going to make this trip possible. Only one thing was for sure, I was going. What I discovered, was a personal...

  • In the dark of the morning, my mother barges into my room, yells in a raspy morning voice for us to wake up. We're ready to go in last night's clothes, disheveled and convince we aren't going to run into celebrities, it doesn't matter if I have a taco stain in a embarrassing spot, we're going to...

    Tags: Europe, France, Italy
  • Last May, my grandparents and I took a week-long vacation to Kauai, Hawaii.  All I can say about this trip is that it was amazing and I will always remember it vividly as my all time favorite vacation. To put lightly, it was unforgettable. I pretty much fell in love with the Garden Island and if I...

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