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  • I feel the warm froth of the Gulf of Mexico as it spills onto the shore of Clearwater Beach, kissing my toes and tickling my ankles. This is one of my favorite places to go as the sun retreats for the night. If you’re lucky, you can see the wrinkled noses of manatees peeking out from the waves. I...

  • It was my second time visiting Israel, the land of my forefathers, yet inside I was still anxious about going. The constant tension between the different cultures made me uneasy. The logical part of my mind kept telling me that everything would be okay. But the skeptical side of me always had to...

    Tags: Africa
  • Unforgettable trips have the power to change any individual. It has the power to create stronger bonds between family members. In my case, it occurred the summer of 2007, it was an experience that I will always remember.             As soon as the flight attendant welcomed us to the Jorge Chavez...

  • The distinctive memory is in my head like it was yesterday… tears of joy flooding my aunts’ faces while seeing their nieces and nephews for the first time. Having any sort of emotion after 24 hours of flying and layovers was on the verge of impossible, but I instantly knew after stepping off that...

    Tags: Europe
  • Au Revoir Ordinateur, Bonjour Bruxelles Two years ago, my father came home one May evening and informed us that he was needed at his firm’s office in Brussels and that we were all to go with him for the summer. It was a dream-come-true for my parents, but for me, the idea of spending the entire...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Tucson, Arizona offers a unique experience for any traveler. It is modern and historic, Mexican, Native American, and American, natural and man-made. It is as wild as its desert and as calm as its endless blue sky. While Tucson is located within the Sonoran desert, its landscape is in no way barren...

  • Welcome to a world where poverty propels entire families to steal old building supplies to build a makeshift home of their own, where men slave in the fields and their wives sell bread on the side of the road for what some would consider mere pocket change just to make ends meet; this is Argentina...

  • The flash of a camera, the screaming of fans, that moment when you know you’re alone in front of millions of people and cameras…Needless to say, the lives of celebrities are hectic ones, but many of us wish we could take a walk in their shoes, and for a short while, I did. In October of 2006, I,...

    Tags: Asia
  •                   My name is John Thompson, and I’d consider myself an avid traveler. I’ve been to more than a dozen countries in my short sixteen years of life. I have never been to Europe, though. Most have been countries in southeast Asia. I’m half Thai on my mom’s side so I go to Thailand every...

    Tags: Asia
  • My adventure started June 18th 2009. I met my friends from French Class outside of our school early afternoon. We were all prepared for the biggest trip any of us had ever taken- a trip to Paris, France, followed by an excursion to London! We could feel the excitement of it all building up and...

    Tags: Europe

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