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  •   On December 27th 1994 I was born in Dar Es salaam,Tanzania but within a couple months I moved to the United States of America. It was until the summer of 2010 that I returned back to Tanzania; unfamiliar of the environment,social life and structure of the country. I lived my whole life in...

    Tags: Africa
  • One family vacation that really sticks out in my mind is the family trip we took to Kona (the big island of Hawaii). It was my mom, dad, little sister and I who went. When we go on vacations together we aren’t just a family, we are best friends. When we went on this trip we got to do tons of...

  • Have you ever been forced to go somewhere by your parents? A place you really didn’t want to go to at all, but had no say in the whole situation? I suppose many teens have been put through this type of situation. As for me, this has happened more than once. The most memorable time this has happened...

  • After my freshman year of high school, our marching band took a trip to Florida. The first part was the worst part of the trip: the bus ride both to Florida and home. It was at least a 24-hour long ride on a coach bus packed with people. It was cramped and crowded. No one could find a comfortable...

  • “It’s okay, breathe, I won’t let you go! Just step back over the edge and keep your feet on the wall. The first step is the hardest part.” This is what was supposed to reassure me as I prepared to repel down the side of a medieval castle tower, or at least I thought that’s what the instructor said...

    Tags: Europe
  • “I’m finally here!”  I thought to myself as I stood in awe on the vast marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial looking down across the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument.  “Washington, D.C. is a real place!”  It wasn’t that I’d ever doubted the existence of our nation’s capital, but I had...

  • So, a Londoner, an Australian, and a group of Americans walk into a bar…             No, replace the bar with an entire city. That, perhaps, of the capital of England, and this story rings true, though the scenario evidently merits an explanation. With twenty-four hours in London, the pressure...

  • This city is widely known throughout the world for its unfathomable versatility. On one side of town you will find a calm and serene bay and on the other side, a bustling city. There are many unique sights to see such as the curviest street in the world, one of the most famous suspension bridges,...

  •           When I was told by my parents that our family was taking a trip to Alaska that summer, I immediately pictured a cold and harsh wasteland, where we would be squinting through face masks and scarves in a vain attempt to see wildlife. Never did I think my experience there would be so...

  • Early this summer I went to Rocky Point, Mexico with my best friend and her family. It was a pretty exciting vacation; we were going to spend a week in a beach house at Las Conchas relaxing after graduation. One would expect me to be ecstatic about this wonderful opportunity to relax after a hard...

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