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  • Wow it's been five years since i last came home to my family. It has been five years since I got a chance to smell the fresh air. Excuse me for my rudeness, Salutations my name is Maxcine Swaby. I'm 16. My family are descendents of Jamaica. Like i have mentioned before it has been five years since...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • To my great fortune, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places across the country as well as the nation of Japan. I believe that this travel has been one of the greatest influences on my education and my values. Travel has taught me so many important life lessons in addition to objectives...

    Tags: Asia
  • I took this trip a few years ago, and it will remain the most memorable for sure. My heritage is Indian, my parents are from India but my siblings and I are born and brought up here. Although we are in the United States, my parents like to remind and teach us about our culture and traditions.   Our...

    Tags: Asia
  • Living within the United States has many benefits considering the freedoms that all Americans hold true. However, many Americans live their lives in the same place until they graduate college. I have been lucky enough to travel out of the country.  I have visited countries such as South Africa,...

    Tags: Asia
  • I’ve been flying for nearly 5 hours, during which time I've been in small planes that give less than a little reassurance about your safety. As the plane descends, I look out my small and scratched window to see it; the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever seen. There are abundant green, tall trees...

  • Kerala, also known as God’s own Country, is the most beautiful state located at the most southern part of India. It is famous for its backwaters, houseboats, traditions, religions and cultures. The people of Kerala, Keralites, are known for their high hospitality. Its unique geographical features...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, India
  • My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...

  • The Philippines— a tropical country made up of over seven-thousand islands surrounding the main capital, Manila. From the western-influenced, industrialized cities in the island of Luzon, the white sand and crystal blue beaches of the Visayas, to the mountainous island of Mindanao, the land is...

    Tags: Asia
  • Last winter I had an amazing experience in Johannesburg, South Africa.  My father and I traveled with a group called Swamp Corps to help set up a church camp.  Swamp Corps is a group from my church, the International Church of Christ.  During that trip I gained so many invaluable experiences and...

  • Every shopper glared at us. Brazenly loud English and periodic shrieks at the sight of trinkets couldn’t have concealed our foreignness. Many of us were seeing the night market in Taiwan for the first time. The florescent booths, jockeying vendors, and chaotic atmosphere, however, were all too...

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