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  • Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics, “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountains majesties About the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!” to describe the United States of...

  • Anxiously waiting to get on the road, I began to imagine how the ribs would taste in my mouth as I ripped the meat off the bones. I started to taste a variety of flavors, sauces, and seasonings. I was brought back into my surroundings when my mother announced that we were leaving. At that moment we...

  •     During the summer of 2010, my family and I packed up the car and hit the road to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We were met with many unexpected twists and turns right from the start. However, this was one of the best vacations we had ever been on.    My parents like road trips, especially...

  • It was a brand new year and Big Bear, California had lots of snow. My relatives wanted to take me and my siblings to the icy slopes to learn how to snowboard. I actually wanted to do something easier, like snow tubing. But then I thought that snowboarding would be nice too, so I agreed to do it....

  •                      The earth is crisscrossed with countless intersecting roadways, some similar and others vastly different. How one views these avenues, changes with experience and time. While on the streets of various places, one can learn about the culture, face one’s fears, and, as a result,...

    Tags: Africa
  • Last year, I saw Titanic for the first time, and it blew me away. After buying my own DVD copy of Titanic and watching it a few hundred times, I wanted to learn more about the RMSTitanic. I began researching museums that I could visit that were centered on the Titanic. I found a place in Orlando...

  • In the midst of embarking on the most incredible journey of my young life I stepped on my flight with the clothes on my back and a small bag of medications- without a baggage claim ticket in sight. I was on my way to spend three weeks in Northern Thailand living in hill tribes and working with the...

    Tags: Asia
  • Alton: A Little Town with a Big History Eric Deck Alton, a town just north from the city life of St. Louis, resides peacefully by the Mississippi River. Most people are oblivious to the deep enriching history that belongs to Alton, but this small town has seen it all. Founded in 1818 by Rufus...

  • When one thinks of Egypt, widely known icons including the Nile, Sphinx, mummies, or the pyramids usually come to mind. This article, however is about none of these things. This article is about the Egypt I discovered, an Egypt no travel book could have prepared me for.As our taxi took us from the...

  • Visiting Alaska seemed like an expedition to the North Pole, so I was relieved that we were ‘cruising there.’ Surprisingly, there was no need to stay warm below deck because so much sunshine came through the portholes. I closed my eyes and I felt the warmth of the sun. I opened them and saw...

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