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  • In August of 2005 my family and I, took a trip around the U.S. in less than three weeks. I would say that it was the highlight of my whole life. We left from San Diego, California on August 3, 2005, and went through 26 different states. When we began, we went thru Nevada to Arizona, and in Arizona...

  • Taking a step toward the edge, a cold rush of wind blew my hair around my face as I gazed down the mountain, overlooking the small towns and the rivers.   I was seeing a new world. With a quick catch of breath, I had the most life changing revelation of how big the world was, and how small I was...

    Tags: Europe
  •       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...

  • As we pulled through the entry gate of the nearly deserted Nebraska campground, I peered out the car window at the lake— Lake Minatare.  It was by far the spookiest-looking lake I'd ever seen.  As the fiery sun dipped low and disappeared beneath the water, the surface of the lake darkened,...

  •  Last summer, we decided to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Packing all of our suitcases into our car, we headed east toward Charlottesville, Virginia, the town nearest Jefferson’s estate. When we arrived, we walked up the hill to the Visitor’s Center where we bought tickets for the...

  • The summer after my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to visit an alien planet—otherwise known as Europe. Through an organization known as People to People, this unique opportunity provided me with many new career ideas (London nanny, international business executive, and Belgian...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • Theres a place in upper Michigan where my entire extended family and I travel to every summer at the end of July. It's not some astonishing place like Paris or Australia but it's amazing and breath taking in my eyes. Pentwater, Michigan is the exact location i'm describing. Just a small town off...

  • Every morning I opened up my bedroom door to the spectacular view of high tide crashing into el camino palmero, as I like to call it. As shown in the video, the view of the waves at the end of this walk was breathtaking. But some mornings were a little less quiet. My very first day I woke up to...

  • As the transition from winter to spring took place, my motivation to be outside in the beautiful weather was never higher. The sky was crystal clear and the sun’s strong rays of light were happily greeted by many assortments of plants. Such weather gave me the inspiration to travel to a local pond...

  • “Please shut down all electronics before we begin.”   As I eagerly glared at the rows of heads before me, I heard my mother silencing my younger sisters. I noticed a growing smile on her face, an indication that her efforts as a single mother were reaping wonderful treasures. I had recently...

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