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  • In the Peanuts’ Halloween special, the poorly-disguised Charlie Brown has grumbled, “I got a rock,” which has been repeated often in my family. If my mother was Charlie Brown, she would be ecstatic to have gotten a rock. It was the summer of 2010 when Nana and my cousin Frankie traveled to...

  • It was 5:00 am on Sunday, August 28, 2005 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, when I was woken up by my parents and told that we had to leave the house immediately. I asked why. They told me to watch the weather channel.   I ran into the living room, and the weather channel was on. The projected path of...

  • This past summer, I went to Finland for five weeks. The trip was a life-changing event. While over there, I stayed with a family friend. This was my first time to stay in a foreign country and I was extremely nervous. Upon arriving at the Helsinki Airport, I peered out the window and could not...

    Tags: Europe
  •         This month, I took a trip with my immediate family and closest relatives to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, California. We stayed for five days and four nights in a two bedroom cabin on the lake’s shore. My cousin’s company bought the Big Bear Frontier Lodge and a two...

  •    I went to South Korea in February 2009. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I went with my hip hop dance team, called DC Tribe. Only nine girls got chosen to go, and I was one of the lucky ones. Me and my teammates were a family, and I couldn’t imagine any group better to go with...

    Tags: Asia
  • In Memoriam On August 19, 1692, Martha Carrier of Andover was hung as witch in Salem, Massachusetts. She is one of the witches about whom many people know nothing. To me, she is the most interesting of all the accused. I am a 12th generation descendant of the woman who George Burroughs, a main...

  • My trip to Washington D.C. was better than I could ever imagine. I felt like I was like going to different world full of exotic breeds of people encamped around beautifully architectural buildings and amazingly smelling food. There was a fun, adventurous feeling to the air that you could not...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Lin Yutang once said, 'No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.' This quote is more than true in relation to my vacation to New York City as a resident of the plain suburb of Henderson, Nevada. Of course I have traveled down...

  •  I’ve always hated soccer. Unlike every other normal child, I never played AYSO when I was a kid. I never wanted to go out into the yard and just kick the ball around. I didn’t even want to watch my little brother’s soccer games. It wasn’t as if my mother didn’t try to make me do any of the above....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • If you saw my family and me in the early morning hours of June 17th, 2008, you would never guess that we were in for the experience of a lifetime. It came in the form of a bicycle tour by Bintang Bike Tours down the Kintamani volcano. We woke up in the wee hours of the morning- partly due to...

    Tags: Asia

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