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Remember Lewis and Clark? They are those two brave guys that ventured into the unknown territory of the Louisiana Purchase way back in 1804. Once the Pacific Northwest began to form towns and states, two little cities took shape on the either side of the Snake River, which is the border between...Tags:
I would walk five hundred miles“Welcome to London.”Over a ten-mile trek through the city, I tripped on cobbled sidewalks and absorbed the sights around me—double-decker buses, towering Big Ben, red telephone booths, and majestic remnants history found in buildings around the corner. Through the...Tags:
Ever since I was a little kid I have always been curious and fascinated by mountains. Just the mere sizes of mountains, along with their overall beauty, have made me always drawn to them. When I found out that I was going to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, I was ecstatic. I had studied the...Tags:
When travelling to Illinois, most people wouldn’t even consider Lisle as a possible destination. Dwarfed by cities like Aurora, Naperville, and Chicago, why would anyone choose to visit the small town? It is precisely for that reason that it should be considered. Lacking much of the...Tags:
There I was in Kibera-- the largest slum of Kenya. I had been selected for Loyola Academy’s East Africa immersion trip. Graduates of Saint Aloysius, a school which serves HIV/AID affected young people, showed us their homes in the slums. Kibera was overpopulated and overrun with garbage and feces....Tags:
We rumbled down the worn dusty road passing families on mopeds, donkeys carrying bundles of grass and battered taxis. The silhouettes of rocky hills and desert dunes stood silently resolute against the clear night sky. The dark road brought us to a small farm village called Al Feshn three hours...Tags:
When I Was 16... I haven't been here since I was 18 months old. Everything is different, the smells, tastes, views, even the way they measure things! Right now I'm in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany in line with my dad at the grocery store standing next to an old women who speaks nothing but...Tags:
Kerala, also know as " God`s Own Country", is one of the many states located in the cultured country of India. Though not the biggest amongst population, Kerala, my motherland, is considered one of the most cultured cities in India. Tradition, food, lifestyle, and many other keen characteristics...Tags:
We’ve all had to do it…..that family trip with our parents that initially sounds like fun but if you’re not careful, can turn into a teen’s worst nightmare. Having just returned from the family’s annual vacation – this time a six-day excursion to Rome – I can attest to the merits of having a...Tags:
When Reality Lasts Forever. Every teen dreams of going to some sort of prestigious location. My dream location was to visit my family in Mexico, where my father is from. To my father's side of the family, family is everything. The love that takes place amongst each other is far more momentous...Tags: