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  • The icy water hits me like a slap to the face. Spluttering and gasping for air, I wedge my foot even more tightly under the safety strap at the front of the raft and try not to fall overboard. Through the water in my ears and the roaring of the rapids, I can faintly hear our raft guide, Mark,...

  • Traveling is a hobby for me and my family. With my East Indian background, I took advantage of my bilingual skills to ease my way through India. I love seeing the world, since most of my time is spent at home, in a suburban setting were interesting events are uncommon. I enjoy going to other...

    Tags: Asia
  • While my family has been blessed to take some extraordinary vacations across the United States, the most emotional trip I have taken was to the Big Island of Hawaii. My grandparents made all the arrangements to fly my family, my three cousins, aunt and uncle, and themselves to Hawaii as Christmas...

  • Morgan Hill, California. Ever heard of it? Most people haven’t, considering the puzzling looks I always get from people when asked where I am from. My reply is always the same, “We are that town just south of San Jose”. Yeah, heard of that place, right? Most people, whether you are from...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  • It's a good rule of thumb that when my mom says that a trip is going to be "educational", she means "boring." Another rule of thumb is that, if one of the six kids in my family actually enjoys the experience, the other five won't. So, as you can imagine, it was with much trepidation that we crawled...

  • If someone said to you “Tell me about Oklahoma,” chances are that images of native Americans, cowboys and dreadful summers surface to mind. While all these things exist in the “sooner state”, and summers deliver their battle, there is so much more to the state that looks like a pan. Perhaps in...

  • During my sophomore year my family moved to Georgia. One morning my mom was about to take me to school, but when we walked outside our car wasn’t there. My parents knew made payment arrangements to pay the past due monies, but the car was repossessed. The first two weeks after we lost the car were...

  • My adventure began the day my older brother James decided to join the Marines. Around October of 2011 he went into boot camp and about 13 weeks later he was going to graduate. We lived in Florida and the graduation was going to be in Paris Island South Carolina so my Mom, his girlfriend Brianna,...

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    Tags: Africa

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