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  • It was the summer of my junior year going into my senior year and I needed to go and visit my top colleges and universities that I was definitely going to apply to; I suppose that's what led me to the Bay Area, more specifically to the San Francisco and Oakland area. I had planned basically the...

  •   What’s weird about traveling, at least to me, is that wherever I go, it doesn’t feel like I’m away from home. Regardless of the difference in the language spoken or the food consumed or whatever it is, I truly feel comfortable and at home. I know, however, that I don’t have enough experiences to...

  • On March 30, 2011, I got on a plane with my Mom, Grandma and Uncle in LA, California and headed to Perth, WA.  When we arrived, My Grandpa was there to greet us. He has been working/living there for the last 2 years on a government contract.  We drove to our hotel, Quality Resort Sorrento Beach...

    Tags: Pacific
  •          On August 26th, 2010 my Dad and I departed for one of the greatest trips of our lives.  My dad was driving me to Raleigh, North Carolina to give me a shot at beginning my professional gaming career.  MLG (www.majorleaguegaming.com) was hosting a Pro Circuit event at the Raleigh...

  • In the spring of 2006, my family, some close friends and I, went on a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. We ran into our share of road blocks, but we took our lemons and squeezed all the juice out of them that we could. From a long list of trips, that was the most...

  • Arriving in the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia, it was not the sight of rickshaws racing nonchalantly through the flooded streets or the schoolchildren frolicking through the current these vehicles left behind that most excited us. It was the idea of once again seeing our mother after three months....

    Tags: Asia
  • I always tell people when they ask me about Japan about the plane ride.  Twelve hours may be something to scoff at for the international traveler, but for a squeamish ninth grader from the middle of Kansas, it was all a little too much.  Besides being blocked in my airplane seat by two people that...

    Tags: Asia
  • Do you ever think that if you could just get away from home, then you and your family would change into something drastically better? I catch myself thinking that way sometimes, and, if ever a vacation could change a family, our vacation this summer would have done it. We drove over 6,600 miles,...

  • This year, for our annual family reunion, we traveled to Virginia Beach to meet our family that lives there.  The plan was for all of my dad's side of the family to meet. However, due to family feuding, it was just my dad and his brother’s families because my dad's sister and my grandpa had...

  • Mexico is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The people, the food, the scenery, and the culture are all unbelievable.  In 2010, my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Valladolid, Mexico on a medical mission trip with an organization called IMA (International Medical...

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