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  • I’ve always been a little confused as to why my mother was teary-eyed and even my stoic-of-a-dad developed a noticeable lump in his throat that day at LAX. For my sophomore spring break, I would be leaving my home in the suburban bubble in Southern California known as Cerritos, and visiting my...

  •          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
  • Although nothing special at home, walking in a large group through China's streets, we Americans learned what it was like to be celebrities: people stopped in the middle of their daily activities to call excited greetings, smile, stare. I never thought, however, that I'd be assigned the...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • I am multi-racial, and I have always struggled to understand the meaning of culture in my life. My mother is Mexican-American and Caucasian, and my father is African-American, but neither of my parents is deeply rooted in his or her ethnic traditions. I go to school with predominantly Caucasian...

    Tags: Africa
  •  "Chiquitones!"  my little aunt screams at twenty year old boys with tight shirts and nice trucks. We are at Huatabampito, Sonora, and the only reason people come down here is to have a good time, and they mean it.  On days like this one it seems like the whole city, maybe the whole world, is...

  • Spring Break 2007, my mother booked a house on the gulf in Fort Morgan, Alabama. Although we did not have the money for the trip, she has always been big in making family memories so tries to take us places as time and money allows. This would be the first trip without my father since he had...

  • The brilliant twinkling of innumerable lights creates a stark contrast against the dark, night sky. The radiance engulfs us, silhouetting towering buildings. Chicago beckons through the car windows as we hurtle past the bustling metropolis. And continue hurtling. In fact, the Windy City is now a...

  • Two summers ago I went to the Bahamas with my two best friends and our parents. It was a wonderful experience.  We took a Carnival Cruise from Florida and were soon on our way. It was most defiantly a trip I will never forget.                 The second we walked on the boat we were lost. It took...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My adventure to Spain and France was the highlight of my life. My trip started before the other travellers. The night before I departed, I lay in bed thinking of everything that was going to unfold over the next thirteen days. I thought of the food, the people, but most of all, the dreams and...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain
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    Tags: Caribbean

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