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  • Not too long ago, i went to Korea and Taiwan with my dad's side of my family. Since my parents are divorced, it was only me and my sister who went to live with my aunts and uncles and cousins on my dad's side. We hadn't been back there in over 7 years so everything seemed so fresh and new to us. We...

    Tags: Asia
  • In March of 2010 I was presented with the wonderful opportunity of visiting Mexico by means of a ship from Holland America Cruise line. We were going to visit three cities during our trip: Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. Upon hearing of our family vacation, which in my experience...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Rockville, Maryland seems too quiet for a vacation spot. Historic landmarks dating from the 1800s are on the same street as the suburban homes and the glass-tiled buildings of companies, and there are no beaches that make Florida and California hotspots. So, just what does Rockville have in store...

    Tags: Maryland, USA
  •   The luxury of travel is not one every teenager has the pleasure of experiencing. I knew, even before I left, that my time abroad should be appreciated and not taken for granted. What I hadn’t accounted for was the immersion into a world so unlike my own that my family was sometimes the only...

    Tags: Europe
  • Lecciones De España This June, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with two of my high school’s teachers and a group of twenty other people.  We travelled all over that amazing country. We started in Madrid and made our way to Toledo, then to Granada and from there to the Costa del Sol.  We...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Music is my life, but when I think of 'music' and its various locations, I always seem to overlook Nashville, Tennessee. Last April, my high school band and choir got a chance to truly understand where some of music's roots are. The original purpose for coming to Nashville was to be critiqued on...

  •   During the summer, I discovered a lot about my father's homeland of Nicaragua. As a teen, my father and his family barely escaped the Sandinista Rebels, sadly leaving everything familiar behind, including friends and family. Hoping someday to return to his heritage he persuaded us to vacation...

  • After 9/11 many racial assumptions arose as people questioned others from Arab countries. Two summers ago I travelled to Ramallah, Palestine to learn more about my heritage. My mother and I flew to Jordan and from there used a bus system to an Israeli guarded station where taxis would end the trip...

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  • We pulled out of our Dexter, Michigan driveway on July 5th. The goal of our family road trip was to show my sister and I the Great American West before we became too old to enjoy an entire month of family time. My alterior motive was to be ready to run my first marathon five days after returning....

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