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  • I offered my friend a piece of Singaporean candy and she took it from my open palm, excited to taste something exotic, different, exciting. I watched amusedly as she unwrapped the crinkly plastic and popped the morsel into her mouth. I was waiting for the expression of confusion, disgust, and...

    Tags: Asia
  • Reporting to you live from 'Possum Holler Valley, this is Nature Girl.  Unfortunately, Nature Boy was unable to join me tonight in the report of our trip in South Dakota during the summer of 2009. First of all, you may ask "Who are 'Nature Girl' and 'Nature Boy'?"  I personally am Nature Girl,...

  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade When it boils down to it, a trip isn’t about the destination, it is about the memories you created while there. A trip doesn’t have to be an epic journey either. For example, it can be as simple as going to the local pharmacy to buy a comb. That was a particular...

  • I believe the most wonderful and funny trip I have ever experience took place in the summer of 2007. My club basketball team, ‘Forest Park Fury’ took a trip to Bolling Brook, Illinois, a little town located in the suburbs of Chicago to participate in the North America Youth Sports National...

  • Traveling in Europe was not new to me: I lived there for ten years. I saw many famous sites during those ten years that were not very exciting for my brother and me as children, but now never cease to astonish us. Stonehenge, for example, was just a bunch of big rocks in a circle. God forbid we...

    Tags: Europe
  • During the summer of 2009-2010, I discovered a summer program that focused on researching marine mammals.  When I looked into the camp, I found out that only nine students were chosen to go, and this year the group would be going to Round Island here in Alaska.  Naturally, I was intrigued and...

  • When I first decided to write about my past travels, I thought that it would be quite interesting. I have traveled all over the world, from Germany to Egypt and Russia to Turkey. So it's a little odd that my favorite vacation place took place in the United States: Savannah, Georgia. For my 16th...

  • Sitting in a car for eighteen hours can drive some people crazy. Luckily, I am not one of those people. What could have been a long and boring drive for others turned out to be an eye opening experience for me; an experience that made my desires very clear to me. My family and I were on our way to...

  • I have always been told that “friends are the family that you chose for yourself”. Last summer I took a trip of a lifetime with my chosen family. My three best friends and I went on a two week EF Tours trip to France, Italy and Spain. I learned many life lessons and gained a whole new perspective...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain
  •   Much of my knowledge of Mexico and its beautiful culture is derived from what I am taught in Spanish class at school and what is denoted in the colorful pages of my Spanish textbook. The vivid images of traditional Mexican dishes, as well as relatively complex verb conjugations are what allow...

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