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I shut my door, let out a deafening exhale, and checked the only thing that had been on my mind since leaving the cheerful yet barren room in DoÃ±a Rosita’s hostel in the vibrant city of San Cristobal in Chiapas, Mexico. I opened my suitcase, afraid to look. Then, I unwrapped what was once a...Tags:
My trip to Brazil began on June 14, 2012. It had been four years since I last been to Progresso, Brazil. This year I went on the trip with my aunt, uncle, and two cousins. It was quite a hassle because one of my cousins is a baby, and if anybody who has traveled with a baby knows it is...Tags:
I believe I am the luckiest girl in the whole United States. How cool is it to spend your 13th Birthday in Alaska. Yes, I know what you are thinking snow, ice, darkness why there. I will tell you why there because, depending on where and when you go it is not bad at all. I think the...Tags:
“The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” (Bryson, Bill) It is common I travel to Baja California at least three times a year for my family...Tags:
I have been to many of the famous cities of the world and have been privileged enough to see the great beauty the earth has to offer. As a traveler who is consistently watching her budget and who is always looking for ways to understand a destination beyond an accumulation of tourist sites, I...Tags:
Ever wish you could leave your television, your car, your Xbox, your cell phone, and your Wi-Fi and live in the woods as nomads? I do not; however, if you wanted to, we have that, too. This lovely city of Jacksonville, FL, is a combination of both the busy city life and relaxing calm waters and...Tags:
My first great adventure happened back in 2007. I was accepted by a group called People to People to travel to Europe -without my parents! After many months of meetings and preparing for the trip, the departure date had arrived. When my family and I got to the airport, we discovered that my...Tags:
The real magic happens when I close my eyes. I usually squeeze them really tight when I want to get a good feel of the ocean breeze in my face. As the sun settles in for the night, the sand beneath my feet cools and moistens. Sea Turtles wash up on shore to get a better view of the orange and red...Tags:
There! I saw it, right behind those trees!," came the excited outburst of my younger brother. "Where? I don't see it," replied my mother as she attempted to catch a glimpse of the sighting with her camera. I too glanced through my window but all I could capture was the setting sun...Tags:
I still remember the sound. If I close my eyes, I can still hear it- the heartbreaking shrieks of unbearable grief. Those cries shattered the suburban night air like the tragedy that shattered our lives. The screams I heard were the cries of my mother when she learned of my father’s death. A...Tags: