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  •      I knew what city my mom was born in: Chicago. I knew what city my dad was born in: Damascus. However, I never truly got to drive through my culture and watch the images of what make me up zoom past the window. This was up until the summer of 2008. I had my new camera (a little pink point and...

  •              Walt Disney’s famous theme park, Disney World, invites more than just Florida residents to experience the magic and joy associated with childhood dreams—but instead, attracts people from all ethnicities across the globe with similar aspirations; aspirations to feel even the slightest...

    Tags: USA
  • I didn’t know someone could grow up so fast in ten days. Usually it takes years, especially for someone at my age. My select choir called the RH Singers was invited to tour Vienna, Bratislava and Prague and sing in some of the cities’ most beautiful churches. I’m seventeen years old and now after...

    Tags: Europe
  •          It all started the day my mother picked me up from school and handed me my first orange travel umbrella, complete with little orange carrier, and my first official passport. The kitchen table started piling up with maps and travel books like "Experience Paris: A Travel Guide", "Rick Steve'...

    Tags: Europe
  • In Washington D.C., the last thing you would expect to see is 250 teenagers in blue corduroy jackets. Being one of nine students who attended the Washington Leadership Conference through my summer of junior year. After waiting two hours in the Denver airport, we were finally on the plane and on our...

  • Sometimes, when coming from a family that's had to work hard for everything they have, people become bitter and doubtful about life. Luckily, this hasn't happened to me just yet. My name is Jenece Reyes and I am currently a senior in high school. I come from a fairly large (and confusing) family....

    Tags: Europe
  • In June of 2009, my parents and I boarded a plane destined for Provodinciales, Turks & Caicos. Anixous to get out of the country, as I had only traveled to the Bahamas once before, the three hour plane ride went by surprisingly fast. Never had I seen such beautiful sights from the window of an...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • San Francisco is the epicenter of ethnic diversity, making it a great family vacation. My favorite landmark of San Fran was Alcatraz Prision. It was a great historical focal point. It is amazing to walk through the housing of some of historys most notorious criminals. Although Alcatraz was my...

  • Over the Mississippi River and through the woods to the cranberry marshes we go. A small town in Wisconsin holds less then a 700 population but in the last full weekend in September thousands upon thousands tread the land. This is Warrens. Warrens, Wi may be a small town but it thrives, tourism...

  •             95-degree heat, intense humidity, and 480 descending stairs create quite a bit of exhaustion and sweat.  Luckily the plethora of stairs led to a magnificent, 229-foot tall crystal-clear waterfall with cascading frigid water.  Talk about refreshing!  That is right; swimming is allowed in...

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