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  • Featured in a Pure Michigan commercial that aired on national television, Grand Rapids’ art, festivities, food, attractions, and stunning skyline embody the heart of Michigan’s finest travel destination (http://www.grbj.com/articles/77007-video-grand-rapids-stars-in-national-...). Located a mere...

    Tags: USA
  •   Travel towards Lille, France from Phoenix, Arizona took approximately twenty-four hours, including the time difference. Touching down in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport after a connection at London Heathrow, our group of eight students and one French instructor from Cactus Shadows High School,...

    Tags: Europe
  • You work your way through a mango, then discard the seed. Now you have tiny strings between your teeth, provided you just had the supermarket fake-out experience. Genuine fruit is found in the tropics. Thailand is a beautiful country in Asia with heavenly versions of many common fruits. Wild...

  • A steady stream of water trickles down the mountain side, settling itself into the flower beds below. There’s a light mist hovering throughout the atmosphere, carrying scents and flavors of what I find to be most comforting. This is my home, this is Pakistan. Being born and raised in America, I...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • I am madly in love with travelling, but had never been a huge fan in travelling my own country. Its hot and there's nothing very catchy to me. But my adverse love for this country had changed, because of my school. I was grade 8 that point of time, and an announcement was bring into existence. That...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  •     Walking along the golden sand beach, listening to the roar of surfing waves as it is fading into the shore, while at the same time the wind rippling across my body - must be a dream. But my trip to Cox's Bazar this summer actually turned my dream into a reality. Warm golden sands, beautiful...

    Tags: Asia
  •   Two years ago I joined a competitive all-star cheerleading team known as Northeast Elite. I started the season off on the Small Senior Level 3 team. Within a couple of months I was asked to be on the Small Senior Co-ed Level 5 team. I traveled to various places including Connecticut, Pennsylvania...

  • Four journeys. Eight plane rides. One fraction. At age two, I flew over the Atlantic Ocean guided by my Senegalese father and part Portuguese, Irish, German mother for the first time. Our destination was Senegal, West Africa. My appreciation for other cultures stems from this early exposure to my...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • I take a big breath in, and the smells of burning trash fill my lungs. Though it is an unpleasant first wiff it makes my heart smile and all I can think is, "it's good to be back." This is my third time in Haiti, and the day before I had just spent a week in Guatemala. It's hard to take in the new...

  • When most people venture on their summer vacations, it is usually to someplace tropical and warm. My family enjoys being different. For us, warm weather and palm trees are not necessities. So this year, we journeyed into the unknown wilderness of upper Washington to Sequim (pronounced SKWIM). Our...

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