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  • Most people would never consider Port Huron, Michigan as a place to spend a vacation. However, they would be surprised to know that although it’s a small city of 30,000 people, it has unique areas that are worth a trip, such as the Blue Water Bridge, Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Vantage Point, and...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
  •   It was the week before winter break, our mom had us packed, and my sister, Lauren, and I still had no idea where we were going. We had to be going somewhere warm because we packed bathing suits, flip-flops, and sun dresses. It was only until we arrived at the port that we discovered that we...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   Naw-lins. K? Alright, now that I went over that. I was there because I am a Michigan fan. Born and raised in Michigan, and have been a transplant everywhere else that I have lived.  So they were playing in the Sugar Bowl at the Super Dome.  I love this city. It’s stinky, and gross, but...

  • In July of 2006, Colony High School's and Alaska's first and only marching band packed their bags and set off for our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. Once there we spent a few days touring around the city of D.C. Then, on the morning of July 4th we suited up, got our instruments out and marched...

  • My dad excitedly climbed into his red, white and blue formula Volkswagen race car, adjusted his helmet, and then flipped the ignition switch to ‘on’ and the engine roared to life. He lightly tapped his foot on the gas and the car inched forward out of the paddock spot, headed for grid as the rest...

  • 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
  • Any vacation that my family of six takes is always an adventure, but our three week, whirlwind trip to Europe last summer was by far the most exciting. My family has a knack for standing out wherever we go, and this trip was no exception. Resembling a family of ducks, my mom, three younger brothers...

    Tags: Europe
  •      I knew what city my mom was born in: Chicago. I knew what city my dad was born in: Damascus. However, I never truly got to drive through my culture and watch the images of what make me up zoom past the window. This was up until the summer of 2008. I had my new camera (a little pink point and...

  • Warm tears coursed my cheeks as icy water pelted my body.  As I wept inconsolably, shivering in a small, Holiday Inn shower, I felt I was drowning in grief, anguish, and an obvious realization: I was alone. It was my first trip with the high school band. As a freshman, I didn't know what to expect...

  • When my dad approached my brother and me about a two-week road trip to Oregon -- in an R.V., with my grandparents tagging along -- I wasn't too keen on the idea. '"e'll kill each other," was my initial reaction. My brother wholeheartedly agreed, and even my dad shrugged in acknowledgment. Still,...

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