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  • Washington D.C. we hear of this place all the time during our schooling career. At first you learn that this is the capital of our nation. Then you learn that this is where the President of the United States lives. You then learn in middle/high school that this is where our laws are made, and this...

  • This last month, my father and I embarked on a journey that would change our lives forever. Not really. It actually just made us really tired and want to go home.But the journey was definitely epic. Not many 17-year-olds can drive cross country in a car with their father and come back in one piece...

  • I stood, gazing about me in wonder as I absorbed the narrow streets and peered into the shadowed dwellings of a civilization long gone.  Prior to this vacation, I never would have dreamed that a piece of history as rich as Ostia Antica could have survived the ruin that time so often brings.   ...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • As a child, I entertained a foolish fantasy of visiting Africa. I believed it to be, most importantly, the land where my favorite silver screen character, Simba the Lion (of the movie “Lion King”), resided. My grandparents, two lovely and adoring people, were set and bound to make my dream come...

    Tags: Africa
  • Traveling is one of the great joys in life. When it comes to deciding where to go, you really have to ask yourself what you’re looking to experience. If you want to hike, bike, walk, shop, and enjoy a New Age culture then I fully recommend spending some time in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is a small...

  • Peering out the backseat window I watch the world whiz by. Five of my six family members are crammed into the confinement of my mom’s Toyota Highlander. Each passing hour the vehicle seems to become smaller and smaller, the aura in the Toyota becomes tenser and tenser. Jamming out to the beats on...

  • In the summer of 2010, at the age of 15, I applied for a program with the Boston Red Sox. I had no idea what to expect, no knowledge of who I would meet, and only a small description of what I would be doing. With thousands of teens applying from around the U.S., I wasn’t even expecting to be...

  • I stood in front of that small fence that was only keeping the children and me apart. Shocking. No, a word that means much more than shocking. Horrifying? Terrifying? What happened to these children? How were they surviving? These were my first thoughts of visiting the Hoa Binh Hospital, Tu Du or...

  • My Grandpa Karl and I had completed our mission.  We had been to Nelson County, North Dakota all of that June day searching out our heritage in gravestones and farmsteads after coming from the Twin Cities by way of Grand Forks a day earlier.  We were now satisfied with our work and heading west of...

  • On a hot summer day, my best friend, Rene, and I decided to take off and enjoy his last moments living in Fontana.  We quickly left the house and drove off not knowing where we were going.  We quickly came across a small park located on the corner Curtis and Beach called Rosena Park.  We decided to...

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