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I have lived in Columbus, Georgia my whole life and until Spring Break 2008, I had only been to three states: Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. My dad wanted to change that, so we planned a trip that would lead us through Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and end up in Atlanta, GA...Tags:
I admit, my initial excitement about going to Hawaii wasn’t due to any genuine eagerness for new cultural experiences and enrichments. Rather, the first image that popped into my mind was one of me spread across the sand, sunbathing. When my parents first suggested Hawaii in July of 2009, I...Tags:
I never thought the Grand Canyon would be anything special. A canyon that is grand, right? It wasn't until me and my mom were driving up to the National Park site that I saw how HUGE this place was. It was crazy! And then we drove up to the parking lot and you couldn't really see much at that...Tags:
This July I took a trip to the Last Frontier: Alaska. Now this trip was not a vacation or a trip of business. Instead I went to Alaska to volunteer at a summer camp for children who are visually impaired or blind, Camp Abilities Alaska. I had met the director of the camp at a similar program...Tags:
/*-->*/ When most people think of Los Angeles, they either think of the glitz and the glam, the true allure that Hollywood brings or the hot summer suns mixed with a gentle ocean breeze. What most travelers do not see is the simple beauty found within every crevice of this famed city. ...Tags:
I never thought the day would come so soon, but it did. As a birthday gift, for my sweet sixteen, I was going to be traveling to England. Many of my friends had already been to the country, and described all the tourist attractions and such. But I wanted to see it for myself, I was eager to explore...Tags:
There is so much to say about my adventure. I have to start somewhere. My dad had this 'idea' that we should take a family trip to Oaxaca. I had to wake up and go to LAX airport, which, by the way is insane even at 2:30 a.m. I slept the whole flight. We land and a guy that I do not even know comes...Tags:
When people hear Portland, they usually think of that famous Oregonian town on the East Coast—bicycles, roses, and rain. Little do most know that on the opposite side of the United States, there exists a small New England town that goes by the same name: Portland, Maine. Portland is where my...Tags:
My fellow AP Biology students and I sauntered along a small street in San Jose, Costa Rica on our way to our first dining experience in a foreign country. Rounding the corner, our senses were assaulted by blaring techno music, flashing lights and dancing bodies, in other words, a...Tags:
I had never been far from the metropolitan city of Mumbai when I had visited India, so traveling to North India, or Uttar Bharat, was the first time I would see different parts of India. North India is quite different from Mumbai. Mumbai, a coastal city, is humid, while North India is dry. The...Tags: