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  •           San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico is a place that I have visited and identified with for many years now. It is beautiful and intriguing in so many ways and I recommend everyone visit this amazing place. It is merely a town like no other. Once a person enters, the humidity and climate is first...

  • Ocean-deprivation: A condition suffered by people who have not visited the oceans enough. Symptoms include a desire to snorkel, feel sand between the toes, run from waves, and get sea salt in the eyes. Living in Wisconsin, I’ve felt land-locked with the exception of Lake Michigan on the eastern...

  • The stow-n-go compartments of our sky blue Town and Country were filled to the brim with food. If we were going to make it from Iowa to Florida in three days there would be no stopping to eat. My brother made the cold meat sandwiches while I dished up a pile of potato chips and handed the paper...

  • “What’s in Wisconsin, that’s even worth going for?” was my immediate question. My mom had excitedly announced that the small town of Muscoda, Wisconsin was to be the annual family reunion, on her side of the family, destination. One full dragged out week, an arms reach away from twenty eight other...

  • Standing at the top of the cliff looking down at the river, my head is filled with thoughts.  Should I take a risk and jump?  Will I get hurt?  I can’t do this, I’m afraid of heights.  It’s a long way down.  These thoughts were running through my head during my family vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine...

  • My initial reaction to a planned summer 2010 trip to Seattle, Washington was one of disdain and grumbling. Why would I want to leave Maryland for the dreary weather of Washington State? My father decided to bring my mother and me along while he attended business meetings at the Hilton Seattle. The...

  • On June 27th 2010 my parents dropped me off at the University of Minnesota to catch the bus to Greenbay, Wisconsin for the Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS) program. The RCMS program was a 6 week long program and we would be taking classes and the University of Wisconsin Greenbay. It was...

  •    My grandfather, radio receiver affixed to his ear, relayed the coordinates. Terrible and terrific, formations of B-17 “Flying Fortresses” streaked across the war torn sky of a nearly defeated Nazi Germany.  The bombers’ prey, the cultured city of Dresden, seemed unsuspecting and eerily...

  • Last year, my family and I traveled to Australia for a two week family vacation. Because my mother had been an exchange student there during high school, we decided to travel with her host parents. We arrived in Sydney the first day after an exhausting 14 hour flight. After meeting my mother’...

  • The Jersey Shore is known all around the United States (and not just for the television show). It is a beautiful, fun place lined with boardwalks that cannot be found anywhere else. It is THE vacation spot on the east coast!             Tourists flock to the shore during the summer season; it...

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