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  • When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, the first thought that comes to mind is gambling, right? Well, that is partially true of this city of lights, but there is a much bigger Las Vegas I visited over the summer months and had an awesome time as a teenager! I felt like I went around the world in just...

  • The people shoved against each other. Gaudy colors flashed out at me as exotic objects caught my eye. All around me, people with black hair and black eyes chattered. I was in the Chinatown of San Francisco with my family. We’ve toured through Fisherman Wharf and Japan town, driven through the...

  • In June of 2009, my family and I once again took the long drive over to Ballwin, Missouri, to see my aunt and uncle. Our plans were to go shopping, hang out, and then go to the lake. So that just what we did, we spent the first couple days shopping and spending all of our money. Then it was time to...

  • If you read my title, you will know that my most significant trip was my trip to India at 13 years old, so many events happened on this trip that I couldn’t use one single word to describe it. It was a proverbial smoothie of smells, sights, and sounds and I was the blender. I have to admit, at...

    Tags: Asia
  • I stared at it. What stood before me was utterly unexpected and made me reconsider the sanity of the human race. I had always known some of the Israelis were a little out of touch with the rest of the world, but this undoubtedly verified my theory.           Four meters tall. The tallest on the...

  • My mother is terrified of flying. Her feeling extends beyond fear into a kind of paranoia -- a sickening feeling that humans were meant to be earth-bound, not to traverse the skies. Consequently, I have never been on a plane before, but horrific stories of crashes, hijackings, and bombings have...

  •   “HE LOOKS LIKE A SQURRIEL!” my sister yells in between fits of hysterical laughter. I had to agree with that statement; here I was with my mom and sister in a closet sized compartment on the TGV train departing for Paris. Some how all three of us fit against the window to look down at my dad,...

    Tags: Europe
  • What do you think of when you hear the word paradise? Do you think of lying on a beach in Hawaii? What about taking a cruise to Jamaica? Before, when I heard it, that’s what I thought about, but now I see myself just kicking back and relaxing in a state park. This past summer I went camping for the...

  • My entire life I had been craving an adventure, one similar to the ones I see in movies and read in books. My adventure started the day I stepped foot in Egypt during the summer. I was looking forward to arriving in Egypt since the start of the revolution of which I was part of the group that had...

  • Every summer my family and I take a plane to Denver, Colorado and drive three hours through the bare country in order to reach our destination to a small, barren town of Kimball, Nebraska. Many people do not understand why my family would visit a place where there is "nothing to do" since it is...

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