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  • Getting the chance to travel the world is a pretty rare one, so two years ago, when my sister and I got the opportunity to travel across the entire continent of Europe, we readily took it.  Although my parents were unable to join us for the trip, as it was a school sponsored one, our older...

  •      Three years ago I traveled to Italy, home of the Rinascimento, otherwise known as the Renaissance. The main reason we traveled to Italy was to visit my great grandmother. We arrived in Avellino, which is on the outskirts of Naples. It is considered the countryside. Avellino has beautiful and...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  •            They say it gets easier after the first step. That the hardest part is leaning back, putting all of your trust in and weight on the cord that you’re gripping with sweaty hands, trying not to focus on the lack of stable ground beneath your feet. What had started out as slight uneasiness...

  • Family is the solid pillar in one's life, no matter how far away siblings and relatives might be.  As an immigrant who has lived in America for the past twelve years of my life, I have met many people, but my family has always been what I return to.  As a youthful pre-teen, I did not quite know the...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  •   Hungary to me is the most beautiful country in the world. I am very biased in this I will admit with my Hungarian ancestry that spreads through countless generations. I identify myself as Hungarian-American even though I was born in the U.S. and raised here for the majority of my life. I like...

    Tags: Europe
  •   My plane was leaving for Denver, Colorado at 7:00 a.m. and I wasn’t going to miss it for the world.  I was traveling from the West Coast of America to the beginning of the American West. You might say I traveled east to the West.!              Just the thought of spending almost two weeks in the...

  • Two years ago in the middle of January, I felt the calling to go to Guatemala for a mission’s trip. It was the most life-changing journey that I have ever been on. I had never been out of the United States or even on an airplane before. So, I had no idea what this trip was going to be like or what...

  • A group of us sat in the dimly lighted restaurant with watering mouths anxiously waiting for our supper to be brought out to us.  I loved Italian food and was really looking forward to devouring the four cheese ravioli I ordered.  Everything was as good as it looked and a few of us lucky ones...

  • A taxi driver, talking quickly on his cell phone in Italian as he whizzes down the busy street, passes by the ancient Colosseum. He comes dangerously close to other vehicles. People drive recklessly in Rome, using rules of the road that only natives understand. Inside the Colosseum, tourists look...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  •   Houston. Not the Big Apple. Not the City of Brotherly Love. H-Town. The city of Houston has more diversity and heritage than almost any other on the planet. The beautiful city skyline is accented by the tranquil parks and places of recreation. The signs of industrialism are helped by the common...

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