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  • Two spring breaks ago I had the best vacation of my life. Aside from going on our normal vacation to Ocean City, we decided to take a cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. I was introduced to different cultures, foods, and entertainment. It was wonderful to see how my way of life differs...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •                 With a Chipotle burrito warming my hand, the bus driver turned the key to the ignition, and the grey hound bus was inching its way away from our families that we would see, after what we hoped to be a fun, action packed week. Six hours went by, my legs were beginning to cramp and...

  • I met her when I was fifteen years old. My mom had convinced me of the unparalleled magnificence of Parisian women and the equally unparalleled unattractiveness of Parisian men. (Only an idiot would not recognize the jackpot that is beautiful women surrounded by ugly men). So I decided to visit....

  •           ¡Ay Europa! Me encanta esa región. I love that region. From its immense history to the distinctive culture and landscape of each country, Europe is one of the most exciting places in the world and I had the opportunity to visit two European countries my sophomore year in high school with...

    Tags: Europe
  • When I first found out I was going to New York, I couldn’t comprehend the thought. Growing up in a small town has a big impact on your mindset, so I was full of emotions. If you’ve never been to New York, you imagine it as Hollywood portrays it. The taxicabs and colossal buildings, the diversity...

  • “¡Bienvendidos a Guatemala!”  The large sign welcomed my group and I into the capital city just outside of the immigration desks. There were twenty-two in our group of adults and teens. We were in Guatemala City in order to partner with a church and a youth camp in order to reach some of the...

  • In late August of 2010, my mother and father surprised my siblings and I with a trip to the British Virgin Islands. This being our first time out of the country, we didn't know what to expect. Shell shocked, we were brought upon gorgeous beaches,pool side restaurants and exotic nightlife for all...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There were two times I shared the same ground as my grandfather. In Israel, at Kibbutz Shoval, I walked through rows of creamy white Jerusalem-stone boxes overhung with olive trees to his gravestone – Gershon Hoffman. In Germany, this past summer, at Flossenburg Concentration Camp, I walked on the...

  • The sun was hot, bright, high in the sky, the twelve o’ clock beams filtering in through the heavy wooden shutters of my window. I smiled, waking up softly as one gently caressed my face, like the mother I’d left behind five thousand miles away. Stretching slightly, holding back a yawn, I...

  • There is a beauty that is universal. The beauty of eyes opened: cultures explored, and eternity grasped. Someone once asked me, “Of the man waking from a dream, and the man still in one, who is happier?” I would dare to suggest that a man might not have to choose one over the other. I would dare to...

    Tags: Europe

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