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  • World Youth Day; Sydney Australia; July 15,2008; location cement. As I sat amongst hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world, despite our different cultures, I truly felt like I belonged. it was amazing to have the knowledge that people from such different backgrounds shared the...

    Tags: Pacific
  • An Adventure and beautiful scenery– that was the promise my dad and younger brother made to me as we made our way to the trailhead for the MacRae Peak hike on Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina.  It was late in the afternoon before we got to the park on our last vacation day in the Smoky...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  • A few years back, my family went to Arizona and experienced one of the best vacations ever.  Our itinerary consisted of a ten-day trek that began in Phoenix and included destinations in Sedona, Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.  As we left the airport in...

  • When I first found out I was going to New York, I couldn’t comprehend the thought. Growing up in a small town has a big impact on your mindset, so I was full of emotions. If you’ve never been to New York, you imagine it as Hollywood portrays it. The taxicabs and colossal buildings, the diversity...

  • I live in a typical Michigan family. The kind that still has their windows rolled down in forty-degree weather, stops for deer at least once a week, and lives in a town that has as many bars as it does churches. We're known as Michiganders, and every year we join the Yoopers by making our routine...

  • This past summer, my dad and I took our second trip to Morocco to see more of the wonderful country, drawn back to the North African paradise. Morocco has a magic about it, stemming from its architecture, the mixture of Arab, African, and European cultures, and the exotic aura of such an ancient...

    Tags: Africa
  • New York City is a place to be. Looking at the city of dreams from a distance, I saw a prestigious monument signifying freedom and hope. I heard the man in the subway effortlessly creating music as if he lived in the jazz age and on the stage came an operatic voice triumphing over the modern...

  •          Growing up, I had always felt an emptiness deep down in my heart, a constant feeling that something was missing and I never knew what it was. I had always dreamed of the place I call home, a place not only where I am a citizen, but also a country that has shaped my heritage and...

  • This past Spring Break, ranging from 4/3/10 to 4/10/10, I had the pleasure of visiting Panama City Beach with five of my closest friends. We stayed on a beautiful resort equipped with three pools, an extravagant view of both the strip and the beach, and many other “eye candies”, which will remain...

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