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  •   Discovering Myself in Ukraine Avenues of ripe cherries, fields of yellow sunflowers, wildflowers dotting horizon, and the smell of fresh-baked bread coming from the bread factory... these are a few characteristics that describe my experience in Ukraine during the hot summer of 2009. My...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  •        After middle school, my parents and I decided that it would be a good idea for me to go to a summer camp alone. We lived in Turkey at that time so our opinion of a good summer camp for me was a program that would improve my English and include fun activities. After a long search of...

    Tags: Europe
  • Each summer, my family and I travel to Serbia to visit our relatives in Belgrade and Leskovac, the former a vibrant capital city and the latter a charming town rooted in tradition. We take the opportunity of spending time abroad to experience a new culture as well. The summer of 2008, we realized...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the summer of 2008, I was in the transition from being a middle schooler to a high school student. I was going through an identity crisis; I didn't know what clothes to wear, how to do my hair, and how I should act. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, always looking for another identity...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  •    I jerked awake. I must have fallen to sleep somewhere between Phoenix and where ever we were now. I glanced out the window and then did a double-take. Wow. My eyes seemed glued to the landscape around us. I had never seen such a beautiful sight. The cacti and scrub land that we had been driving...

  • The whole vacation started because of a quip from my cousin Becky (no actual blood relation, but as far as I’m concerned you don’t have to be related to be family): “We should all go on a cruise together for spring break.” After over a year of debating whether or not a cruise would be affordable...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Halfway through the plane ride I was beginning to wish I had listened to my mom when she told me to bring something other than my iPod to keep my entertained. I had been listening to the same 200 songs over and over again and I was getting bored, really bored. I finally decided to just look out...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Imagine the scorching deserts of the Sahara, the sparkling mysteries of the Taj Mahal, the glowering solemnities of Windsor Castle, the glittering splendors of the Vatican... Our family is the traveling type. We escape the heat of home for more than five weeks in the summer, then again when the...

  • When I was only twelve, my family and I, took a trip to South Africa. This trip changes my view on the way that I act, in many ways. In the United States, our families can provide for us. We can have a bountiful amount of clothing and food, but in Johannesburg, South Africa, this is not the case....

    Tags: Africa
  • Normal 0 /*-->*/ Yosemite National Park is such a beautiful place to be. It may be a lot of miles away from where I live but the long road trip was worth it. I will never forget my visit because I experienced and seen many new things.             At first I thought it would be a boring...

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