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  • This life can be a very long one where we see and do many things. I believe that there are so many thresholds in one’s life, many challenges to complete. A threshold by definition is “a point of entry or beginning” which I believe is a perfect definition to the many beginnings there is  in one’s...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •               History. Friends. Adventure. Those are the three words that come to mind when I think of my trip to the nation’s capital, WashingtonD.C. I learned more history than I have in all my school history classes combined, made friends from around the world, and had the most exhilarating...

  •     Imagine yourself traveling to that one place that you have been dying to see for as long as you can remember, but have never gotten the chance to visit.  Now, imagine yourself standing there. If you feel excited or exhilarated, you probably understand how I, along with many other young...

  • Most teenagers are on a constant search for who they are and with me, it was no different.  But adding two countries, one transatlantic migration and three cultures fused together never made my search any easier. I was born in the Middle East, raised in Southern Lebanon. My family and I came to the...

  • With each turn of the wheel, my anticipation grew. Standing on a rickety, hand-cranked ferry, which was nothing more than a rotting plank of wood with a makeshift roof powered by a rudimentary wheel and cable system, I contemplated what lay ahead. This trip to Belize was my first to Central America...

  • The sun lingers behind the foggy mountains. On an uneven hill and with makeshift goal posts, my companions and I showed the Nicaraguans how to play soccer. It was Los Blancos versus Los Colores. “OYEOYEOYEOYEOYE!” I shouted when my teammate Jessie scored the winning goal for Los Colores! It was...

  • This past year I was on a competitive cheer team that competes several times throughout the year. We have competed in Anaheim quite a few times, and we have also competed at the Cox Arena, Sports Arena (IPAY One center) and many other places. Throughout the year, I have always had my mom there with...

  • The dazzling bright sky and the embracing summer breeze greeted us as we left the airport. For a moment, we stood there taking in the sweet smell of fresh-cut grass and the chatter of excitement we left behind. It had only been two years since the last time I set foot here, yet China seemed all but...

    Tags: Asia
  • During April 2010, my family took a Tauck tour of America's Canyonlands: Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and various other attractions. It ranks among the worst and best weeks of my life. Arriving in hot Phoenix, Arizona, we lounged by the Four Seasons Resort's...

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