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  • Have you ever heard the saying,”A picture is worth a thousand words”? To me seeing the objects in the pictures are worth much more. This last summer was my opportunity to see a thousand word picture in person, when I got to go teach in China. There were so many different thoughts that went through...

    Tags: Asia
  • It is May 2009 and the world is watching Mexico deal with the beginnings of the Swine Flu epidemic.  We were scheduled to depart for our Central American adventure on the last day of May.  Little did we know that our flight out of Austin would be the last flight to Mexico for a doomed Mexican...

  • Last summer I traveled to the small island of Roatan, Honduras. Upon arriving I was shocked to see what a drastic change it was from my small home town in Georgia. Needless to say, it was quite a culture shock. Although I was unhappy at first, I decided to embrace the changes and enjoy the week I...

  • This is the place between heaven and earth; the paper-thin line between reality and dreams. Malibu, Canada, is more of a home to me than any other place on this planet, though it lies a whole country away. In order to get to this remote destination, one must travel by ferry through British...

  • I thought about explaining my "Once-in-a-lifetine" travel experience over seas or describing my adventure to walk the Golden Gate Bridge, but then I realized that I had a much more entertaining story!  I want to tell the story of a road trip that two friends and I decided to take, on a whim must I...

  • I stepped out of our hotel, the pristine, perfectly air-conditioned Taj Bengal, to the sticky humidity. Already, my hair puffed up around my face. In front of the sleek glass doors, the weather was bearable, but I knew that, after a minute, the dusty heat would overtake me. It was Holi, the...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • Travel Blog: Yellowstone National Park (July 2007)               Well, this was a very interesting experience with the natural wonder we had the chance to experience. We had been to Denver, Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and Jackson Hole (Wyoming) prior to this, and this was the middle...

  • Only a short few days ago, I was given the opportunity to partake in one of the most memorable experiences of my life. About three weeks ago, I was called into the principal's office where he explained to me the upcoming trip. To commemorate Captain Vancouver's 250th birthday, a Canadian Navy...

  • “You never know what you have until it’s gone”. I have repeatedly heard this from peers, teachers and other adults in my life. I understand the meaning but I never thought I would see people go through an event in which that quote would gain metaphorical weight. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans...

  •   I pressed my nose to the glass to get a better view of the scene below me – the clear, cloud-free plains of Texas suddenly morphed into great tufts of white fluff, sprinkled like cotton balls over the Gulf of Mexico.My excitement mounted with each passing minute as the United States shrank into...

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