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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS The air was crisp and chilled, yet inviting and comforting all the same. The whiz of passing cars and the thundering of subway trains through their underground tunnels were no more than a whisper of a welcome. The fast paced culture and the timeless architecture fed to my...Tags:
Everything was so bare. Cap Benat, a remote community in the south of France, is perched on a rocky ledge over the Mediterranean Sea. It was none of the things I expected it to be. I was still reeling with jetlag when I found myself under the blinding sun, climbing rocks with little 8 year old...Tags:
The summer after my freshman year was when I lost everything I took for granted and gained a necessary new perspective. The most impacting part of the trip actually began before even arriving in my destination country, Peru. I was traveling with my brother, Colin, and about twenty other...Tags:
'You think you live in the middle of nowhere? Come here!' (My Journal entry from 7/24/07) 'Here' was the Crow Creek Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota settled just southeast of Pierre. 'Here' contained nothing but rolling hills with cattle, the occasional shrub, and hay fields upon hay fields...Tags:
This summer, for some hard-core family time we planned a three-week trip to Australia! We have a pen pal family who live in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, New South Wales. They visited us in 2005 and helped us plan our Aussie trip, giving advice on what to do and see and how to get there. We...Tags:
It's incredible how things can change so fast. Ever had a lifetime experience? I know I have. Who would've known this summer's vacation was going to be last one together, together as in all of us as a family. Let's go back... Hearing the motor turn on at dawn, I loved the feeling of traveling,...Tags:
Temecula, California, located in Riverside county is the hub of entertainment and excitement. Incorporated in 1989, it has been expanding in colossal proportions since then. No matter how old you are, I guarantee there is always something for you to do here! Come visit Old Town, a main...Tags:
There is a moment when one is engulfed by the beauty of life and it is breathtaking. History is life's succession through time and life is remembered for its beauty, yet only the most hideous characteristics of life make it so beautiful. One can only truly understand the beauty of life...Tags:
Growing up in Charleston South Carolina, I have always felt a strong sense of community. One would think that this is because it is my hometown, but I have grown to learn that it is our lively culture that binds us together. While Charleston may be smaller in size, it makes up for it with...Tags:
“Yes, French girls shave their legs”, I repeated over and over to my intrigued friends and family. “And no, the French did not invent the word ‘surrender’.” Although the French are usually convicted of these things jokingly by the average American teen, stereotypes still provoke a sense of wonder...Tags: