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  • All I noticed were the scattered train tracks along the deserted road. You could catch glimpses here and there, parts of the tracks that hadn't been overcome by weeds or taken apart. Our small car traveled along, my thoughts wandering, thinking back to sixty years before and how many frightened...

    Tags: Europe
  • I slurped on my noodles as I observed the chef chopping up dough into soba. After we finished eating, I jumped from my seat and ran outside. Jewelry merchants crouched near the edge of the canal with purple blankets bearing necklaces and trinkets. In one doorway sat a mechanical cat. A ruffle from...

    Tags: Asia
  •           With the turn of a key, our sails unfurled.  Our vessel - the Kingsmen charter bus – would soon brave the vast expanse of the Eastern Seaboard.  We shuffled aboard in anticipation, unsure of what lay ahead.  We had heard about the New England Odyssey from those who had gone before us,...

  • My dream of world-travel began several years ago, my first year of high school, when my family opened our home to a foreign exchange student. Before then, I had never been too interested in other cultures and lifestyles, just like most teenage kids, but that all changed soon after. I had dreamed of...

    Tags: Asia
  •                 When on vacation what is it that you look for? Solitude, excitement, historical features, food, or just to get away? When choosing a vacation destination Bridgeport, California has it all. This small little town has as much to do to keep you busy for a week, if not longer. With...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
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    Tags: Asia
  • Adventure, an experience, a life lesson, and a journey. USA to England, present to past, England to the USA. Round trip of 6,000 miles, across the pond known as the Atlantic Ocean. I left my present home to visit my home for eleven years, also the place where my childhood dreams occurred. Traveling...

    Tags: Europe
  • From the Almalfi Coast to Vatican City my Italian adventure opened me up to sites that I had only seen in books and magazines. My trip started in Sorrento with 35 other kids from my High School on the Italian exchange where we were able to spend one week touring around Italy and one week in a home...

    Tags: Europe
  •   During the last week of July, 2009, my family and I drove to Rapid City, South Dakota so I could attend a college visit that was being held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technologies.  The drive was a little over fourteen hours going one way but over that time I could see how greatly...

  • Over hearing my older sister's conversation with my father about her UT orientation this summer in July, I decided to rush into the room to realize I wasn't invited so i offered myself to go as my father and sister agreed to let me join them to go to Austin. I was extremely excited for the...

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