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  • 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...

  • Living in Houston, TX comes with tolerance for a certain type of weather. When you venture out the world seemingly changes and for the first time in twelve years I had the chance to experience it from every aspect. I had a rare chance to go from San Francisco, California all the way to Orlando,...

  • It is five o'clock in the morning, and I can already hear the sound of cars driving, the rapid footsteps of citizens walking to places of hope, and vendors preparing their merchandise to sell. The pleasant scent of my grandmother's coffee completely awakens me at around eight o'clock. I rise from...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •      Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "you gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You must do the thing which you think you cannot do". To me, fear is one thing that always stops me from achieving what I want.   This spring break, I...

  • This summer, I went on a week long service trip to the Dominican Republic.  I can confidently say that this trip was the most significant experience of my life to date.  My team and I went to the town of Monte Cristi, a town on the coast just a few miles from the Haitian border. Our team...

  •                  Throughout my vacation last summer, I was trying not to think about school. Yet, I found that even when I flew to another state, one class subject followed. When I went to Hawaii last summer I thought it was going to be a pleasurable vacation. I didn’t expect to find an eco-...

  • Tears stream down my face as I hug Eriko good-bye for the last time. I am leaving my exchange family to go see the rest of Japan in the next week... I'm excited and devastated all at once. Eriko isn't somebody you forget. Eriko is my best friend, even though I've only been with her twice. Eriko is...

    Tags: Asia
  • In the summer of 2006, my brother, Oliver, and I traveled to Vancouver, Canada by plane to tour. This was my first time going to Canada and to be honest, I wasn't really excited to go. From what I've heard Canada was a gigantic wilderness larger than the United States but with only a fraction of...

  • My family has always been one that enjoys traveling, however, in all of the vacations we have taken, our trip to Spain is the most interesting adventure. The vacation started, not on July 6th, but in January, when my father started searching for long-lost family located in Northwestern Spain. After...

  • We awoke to a promising, blue sky.  That summer’s day in August 2005, my mother and I were loading the car for our 5-day journey out west.  When my mother had told me about the trip, I couldn’t have been angrier.  Besides being an excruciatingly long trip in a stuffy car with hot leather seats, our...

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