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  • This summer I went to Cairo, Egypt, It was one of the most influential experiences I have ever encountered. Thanks to my friend Nora I was granted this opportunity to go. Nora is Egyptian and used to go to school in Cairo, She tries to visit often and this summer, I decided to save up the money and...

    Tags: Africa
  •    After sifting through many vacation rental websites last December, my family of six found a good deal for a cabin in Maggie Valley, North Carolina through Vacation Rentals by Owner.  We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, nearby winter attractions, and convenient proximity to both the Blue Ridge...

  • “Hello?" "Hi Honey, come straight home from school with Sajina. They won't let Grandpa on the plane..." Her voice tapered off. 3:00 AM. I finally let myself cry. The tear streaked pillow, no longer comfy. CANCELED.  Just like my spring break. I arose to get tissue. I had gotten the call twelve...

  • The city of Kenosha has many enjoyable things to see and do all year round.  You can go fishing or to the beach in the summer, or go sledding or ice-skating in the winter.  You can also look and take pleasure in the beautiful colored leaves in the fall. There are lots of museums, parks, and...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
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  • We didn't have a sandy beach with palm trees. We didn't have exotic fish or birds. We didn't have a five star hotel or room service. We didn't even have electricity. For our two week summer vacation we had what is called “The Outdoor-Living Shelter.” It's a small one room cabin equipped with tiny...

  • My grandparents wanted to take a cruise through the caribbean and decided to take my brother and I along. Our first tour guide was amazing, his name was Raymond. Raymond is unique. Its fate that we ended up taking his tour that day, Monday June 26, 2009. Honestly, when I stepped into the truck I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •             I circle around the slab of rock that has been placed inside of walls and is now presented under a light for all to see. An artist made this marble special; he gave it a face, but more importantly an expression. As I slowly turn, the rocks face changes and I start to see a man. "The...

  •  I nervously wait on the plane to meet my new family. All I know is that I will be staying with them for 9 days in the town of Muret, near Toulouse (about 300 miles from Paris). I came to France through “Vistas in Education,” or VIE[1], along with three friends and our French teacher. Through VIE,...

    Tags: Europe
  • As you fly into China from 39,000 feet in the air, the first distinctions you see from uniform Arctic plains and empty Mongolian steppes are thin tendrils of towns connected by single roads that line the country’s northernmost plain. Continuing south, rice paddies climb the hills in broad,...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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