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  • Family Ties   From the time when I was born my father has lived in Florida, which is a thousand miles away from me in Pennsylvania.    I never really got to know him due to the distance between us.  We talked on the phone from time to time and I visited him once every few years.  During my...

  •   Ever since first grade when I moved to Texas from Vietnam, I’ve fantasized about an unreachable dream; walking under the lights and concrete jungle of New York City. ­I always dreamt it, but I always woke up. The dream feels so real as it unfurls… Manhattan finally unfolds in front of my...

  • I was born in Stockton, California.  Being native Oklahomans, my parents moved us back when I was 3.   My Mom loved going to San Francisco and I had heard all the stories of the awesome sites; Pier 39, the seals, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate, the Painted Ladies, the steep streets.  It seemed like...

  • I have been lucky enough in my young life to have traveled to many different places in the world. However, no vacation has been more memorable for me than the trip my parents were supposed to take to Europe to get on a cruise. Just when our plane was about to leave from Pittsburgh to New York, we...

    Tags: Europe
  • When I was 17 years old, I almost died while on a plane returning home from Central America.We were flying directly over the Bermuda Triangle (of course, right?) when the plane started experiencing major turbulence. At one point, the plane suddenly plummeted downward as every passenger on the...

  • Lecciones De España This June, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with two of my high school’s teachers and a group of twenty other people.  We travelled all over that amazing country. We started in Madrid and made our way to Toledo, then to Granada and from there to the Costa del Sol.  We...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •                  When my mom first told me that we were going to my uncles wedding in Culebra, Puerto Rico, I was beyond psyched. I had never traveled any further than a couple hundred miles from my home in Alabama, much less traveled overseas to a Spanish-speaking culture. Just the thought of it...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My trip to Ocala was a lot of fun. I went with just me and my mom. Her name is Ana, but people call her Tammy. It was my first time going on a trip with just me and her, so it had a lot of significant meaning to me. We went to a few restaurants, traveled around here and there, and just relaxed...

  • Last year my immediate and extended family took a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, by far, it has been the best trip I had ever been on. We live in a suburb of Philadelphia and although we are not world travelers, we have been to places like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Virginia, New...

  •   Warning: If you are a teenage girl leaving for Europe, do not watch the movie, “Taken” with your parents the week before leaving the country.   This wasn’t my first time to Europe, but it was my first time visiting without a parent. My fourteenth month older and very responsible sister was apart...

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