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  •             I never once actually expected my parents to agree to let me spend ten days alone in Mexico. Of course I would not be completely unsupervised—the trip was school-sponsored and would have plenty of chaperones—but it would be my first time traveling without my family. We prepared for that...

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  • As my sophomore year came to an end, I was granted the chance of a lifetime to travel across the country and continue advancing my studies in art. I had acquired this wonderful privilege from my art teachers at the Boston Arts Academy, who every year, as a incentive and reward, grant two rising...

  • The summer of 2011 to date, has been the most incredible summer of my life. Not because my family and I traveled to some upscale, fluffed up resort. Instead, a humbling trip to the island of Anna Maria, FL is what truly shaped me. Flashback to a year ago, I was 16 and entitled. I felt like I...

  • The date is July 18th, 2007. My family and I are on Florida Interstate 4 East, traveling in the family car at 70 miles an hour. We are headed to exit 74A, to Universal Studios Orlando. Out the window to my left I can see a giant, swirling mess of green, steel roller coaster tracks. Excitement...

  • My heart thudded as we approached the city…My first impression of Monterrey, Mexico was the beautiful array of lights blinking a “Bienvenidos!” to me as my plane cruised down the landing strip that night. The staff of the airport were very nice and made an effort to overcome the language barrier to...

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  • How? A word used to unlock a treasure chest of the unknown during my days as a child, a simple syllable that revealed everything I wished to discover.  “How does this work?” “How are you so tall?”  “How can I do that?”  I was the poster-child for unbridled naivete surrounded by a world of questions...

  •  “Two peas in a pod” is usually used to describe two people who are so much alike that they get along so well. Although my half brother and I were not raised in the same household, I realized we had much in common when I visited him in Seattle, Washington in August 2008. Being that I live in Miami...

  • In the past five years, my family and I have traveled to many different states. I have family spread out all over the world. I love being able to take a vacation and travel to see them. I can honestly say all experiences, but one, were successful.           This particular trip happened while...

  •      It was a mile walk. Well, 0.9 miles exactly, if one plans to take the same walk I did, from the parking garage on the Country Club Plaza to Southmoreland Park. And what a beautiful day it was here in late June, for a brief walk through the City of Fountains. The rays of sunshine beat down on...

  •    In the spring of 2010, my father, my step mother, and I flew from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Phoenix, Arizona to visit my Aunt Karen. During the five hour flight, I had no idea that they were to surprise me with a trip to the Grand Canyon. Usually in Mesa, Arizona it is around 70-80 degrees...

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