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  • When I say Winnipeg, Manitoba is my favorite place in the entire world, people look confused. In Canada, Winnipeg is notorious as number 1 on the Winter Weather Misery Index. (The wind chill is sometime -55 F), and is very flat. One of my hockey camp friends said, "If your dog runs away, you can...

  • Three years ago I went to Cleveland with my family. This consisted of my mom, dad, two younger brothers, my pappy and grammy. We rented a seven pasanger van (Montana) and drove to Cleveland. My grandparents brought a cooler with all kinds of drinks, which we all shared on the way there. After...

  •               The very first thing I remember as I stepped into baggage claim, after 24 hours of traveling, waiting in line for customs, and being jetlagged to the point of just wanting to fall asleep on the nearest bench, was the sea of smiling faces. I felt almost like a celebrity, as the...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • Kerala, also known as God’s own Country, is the most beautiful state located at the most southern part of India. It is famous for its backwaters, houseboats, traditions, religions and cultures. The people of Kerala, Keralites, are known for their high hospitality. Its unique geographical features...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, India
  •                My mother and I were eating Japanese food when she asked me the all-important question.  My auntie was going to Japan and offering to take me with her.  Did I want to go?  Of course I did.  I had been longing to go to Japan for years.  I eloquently replied, “Umm, yes?”             I...

    Tags: Asia
  • Vacationing in Carthage, Missouri was not something that just popped in my father's head. It's an annual four-day event called Marian Days, where Vietnamese-Americans make a pilgrimage to practice the Roman Catholic faith, pitching tents and parking RVs on 28 acres known as the Congregation of the...

  •   Summer after freshman year of high school, still so young and curious about the world I got the opportunity of a lifetime. On a whim I applied for a summer abroad to Australia. I was accepted and within 6 months, and on a plane by myself to fly across the world. It was the best experience of my...

    Tags: Pacific
  • There was a large stone wall dividing the world of high-class Pakistanis and absolute poverty. Inside the walls was a fragile community; educated, English-speaking locals who lived in large homes and sported designer shalwar kameez, the typical outfit of choice consisting of loose trousers and a...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • I view traveling as a privilege, not a right. People travel for many different reasons such as: relaxation or luxury. I like to use traveling to learn about different cultures, people, and history. My trip to New Orleans, with my Midway Baptist Youth Group, opened up a brand new view on life for...

  • Growing up my mother and I where inseparable, I worked with her when I could, and hugged her everyday. Being a child for years, there where secrets about my mother that were never mentioned, such as my mothers disappearance for two years when I was three years old?  My mothers leg was deformed as...

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