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  • On March 9th of 2012, my family, friends and I embarked our adventure to China!We departed from Tampa International Airport and had our stop at the Detroit Airport. Once we left Detroit, we were on an overnight, 13 hour flight to Beijing! We arrived around 1 a.m Beijing time but because of the 12...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • After a seven hour car ride, I could not wait to get out of the car. We walked into the house that we would be staying in for the next week. The décor was terrible. Over the kitchen table there was an obnoxious coral chandelier. The walls were covered in pictures of birds that seemed to watch you...

  •  I sit in St. Marco's square, at Café Quadri, and marvel at the tall milk glass.  I pick it up to pour it into my coffee and the beads of condensation on the outside of the glass wet my hand.  A waiter comes by and offers me a water pitcher.  I thank him for doing so.  I taste the bitter coffee...

    Tags: Europe
  • Snap! I had been carrying a bucket over my head when the unnerving sound interrupted my train of thought. The sound was the straining and stretching of muscle in my ankle as I tripped over a pile of rocks in Nicaragua. Did I really just do that? Quick, I need to think of a cooler story before...

  • For as long as I can remember, my immediate family, my cousins, and I have always camped at a state park for a few days during summer vacation. That’s exactly what I was expecting during the summer of 2011, so when my dad and my uncle decided to break tradition and take us to South Padre Island...

  • The place is called Phoenix. It is the largest city and the capital of the state of Arizona, and it is also, the sixth most populous city on the U.S.A. Phoenix lies in the Sonoran Desert, which makes the climate a little hot. Going above 100o F on the summer, Phoenix has a subtropical desert...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • With all the controversy over the Israeli- Palestinian problem, no one ever really gets to see what Israel looks like without the epithet of war. Israel is not what you would call a tourist attraction, but I still traveled there last summer. After 20 excruciating hours of flying, the plane finally...

    Tags: Africa
  • I'm the type of person to usually be right about things. I recently went to Argentina with my family to visit other family members that I have never heard of. Since this was the first time traveling outside of the U.S, I was a little skeptical about the whole trip. When I thought of Argentina, I...

  • For my dad’s 50th birthday, my family decided to surprise him with a gift that none of us would ever forget. We bought him a book about the Beatles. No, that wasn’t the surprise! The surprise was written on a post- it note inside the book that my mom had placed there. It read, “How about visiting...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Cuenca, Ecuadorand I am zooming past it in the back seat of a dusty '53 pick up. With a cold jugo de mora wedged between overheated legs, I begin to think of home for the first time in 800 miles. As I blow past arbitrary shacks, fields complete with cows, pigs, and the most beautiful sunset I...

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