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  • “No, no, no don’t take the bus. Everything is close enough to ride the train or walk."              A native New Yorker dragged a nicotine-stained finger along our tourist map, pointing out his favourite restaurants and giving us tourism advice. We stood on the corner of Avenue A and 13th...

  • Do you like being lied to? I hear that most people don't, but let me tell you a little story about how a little lie turned into a wonderful thing..... It happened when I was about 10 or so. My family travels down to Florida to visit my grandparents who live in Ft. Myers, and we stay for about 6...

  • 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...

  • Whenever I told someone I was going on a cruise, they would look at me in jealousy.  Everyone wants to go on a cruise; they want to eat, sleep, basically not have any obligations for the five days you are inaccessible by anyone who might “need” to speak with you.  However, as jealous as someone may...

  •    After a while, driving in a crowded mini-van with a broken air conditioner and bickering siblings can really get to your head. Sweat beads on your scalp, your upper lip, your whole being. You try to find enjoyment in the scenery outside but nothing lives up to your expectations. Florida is...

  • About two years ago I had still been living in Hawaii. I had a friend that wanted to spend the day at the beach with some friends. So we tried to make plans with a bunch of people, but no one could go except us two. Since it was just the two of use, we thought, why don’t we go somewhere different?...

  • It was very early, just after dawn on a June morning, and my host father helped me unload my luggage from the trunk of his car. We hauled it past the arrival boards and up to the platform, where we made small talk about the weather. The local forecaster had predicted rain, but not too much. Within...

  • When it comes to traveling I’m always up for anything and everything. I love sight-seeing at places like the Great Wall; but I also enjoy the atypical experiences--eating rooster head and thirteen hour train rides. Regardless, I feel that my trips abroad have taught me more than I could learn in...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • There truly was no better decision of a weeklong European vacation rather than a short-lived Sweet Sixteen party for my birthday. Prior to the bon voyage I was soon to embark on with my mother and older sister to the glamorous cities of London and Paris, there was a constant doubt present in the...

  • As I leave the cool and unruffled air of the plane to step into the moist, humid atmosphere of the International Airport, a feeling of exhilaration races throughout the veins of my exhausted body and the warmth in the airport suddenly refreshes me; I had finally reached the city I love most- Bombay...

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