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  • My dad and I travel by train almost every summer, specifically Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage).  One train trip that stands out in my mind was my dad’s and my trip by Amtrak in 2009. We traveled from Tulsa to Oklahoma City (http://www.texaseagle.com/...

  •  The ancient cities nestled in the hills near the Adriatic Sea and the people with a history that was more colorful than any prize winning novel, this is what I was looking for and I found it in Croatia. Two years ago I met Igor Stefanic who allowed me and several other students at my school the...

    Tags: Europe
  • When I was in Washington DC last summer, I came across several PETA supporters protesting against the unethical treatment of animals. Interested, I approached the stand and was eagerly handed a colorful pamphlet that was clearly made for the younger public, along with several cute little stickers....

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Who are those crazy girls visiting the Grand Canyon? One's so loud and one's so quite. One has a spark to her eyes while the other follows and keeps a leash on the fun factor. One finds joy in the little things in life to make it worthwhile. The other stands around hoping something interesting...

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    Tags: Europe
  • There must be a mistake. After eleven years of public schooling in North Carolina, today I discovered that I had been lied to. There aren't seven natural wonders of the world, there are eight. Those fine educators completely neglected to mention the Austrian salt mines, that hidden gem, that...

    Tags: Europe
  • I'd never been across the sea before. A long while ago I went up to Alaska on a cruise, but even so, I never even left the U.S. except for a layover in Vancouver. I was, in a word, terrified. Leaving home was always tough for me, but knowing that I was to spend 10 hours aboard a plane flying over a...

    Tags: Europe
  •                  I am the queen of late nights and early mornings, the master of suitcase-sitting-so-I-can-get-the-zipper-around-this-last-corner, the grudging acquaintance of flight delays, a shameless taker of sickeningly tourist-y pictures and a school trip survivor. Having been on a myriad of...

  • Jamaica! Sun, beaches, a great tan. However, I journeyed to the center of the island, where it rained nearly every day, and I often had to wear a sweatshirt. Needless to say, I did not get much of a tan.    I flew into the Kingston Airport with a team of girls from my high school, where we met the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As you fly into China from 39,000 feet in the air, the first distinctions you see from uniform Arctic plains and empty Mongolian steppes are thin tendrils of towns connected by single roads that line the country’s northernmost plain. Continuing south, rice paddies climb the hills in broad,...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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