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  • It’s no mystery why countless musicians, from James Taylor to The Zac Brown Band, have written songs about Carolina. The history, passion, hospitality, and culture that characterize South Carolina captivate all who visit. Rock Hill, South Carolina, with its homemade climate and smiling faces, is...

  •  Every summer my family goes on a trip; and I don’t mean my mom, dad, brother and I. Oh no. When I say family I mean grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins too. Last year we all went to Disney World for a week, so imagine how our hearts dropped when we were told Niagara Falls was our destination for...

  • It's incredible how things can change so fast. Ever had a lifetime experience? I know I have. Who would've known this summer's vacation was going to be last one together, together as in all of us as a family. Let's go back... Hearing the motor turn on at dawn, I loved the feeling of traveling,...

  •  Two years ago I did not possess respect for awe-inspiring moments.  I felt that people who claimed perspective could be changed by a single event were capricious and had a tendency to overstate an ordinary occurrence.   However, my belief in moments that take your breath away took a 180 degree...

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  • (In the tune of the song "FreeCreitReport.com") ((Fast and Upbeat and a little bit country)) Every kid once in their life, dreams of goin' o'er seas. They want to go to Europe, especially in their teens. Well this kid's name is Mary and I had my dream come true. In the summer of '08, I traveled...

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  • Live Music Capital of the World   A great place everybody should visit is Austin, Texas. Why? Well, I’m from Austin, Texas which has a rich history that starts in December 7, 1839 when the city was founded.  Austin is the capital city of Texas, which was originally to be located in Houston,...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  • The trees all covered in moss watch over the wildlife that roams the moist forests. Fallen branches snap all around as they are crunched underneath the hoafs of the deer that venture through this miraculous place. I'm a Southern California resident and here there are dry forest that lack the...

  • The streets were luminescent with life. Smells of croquetas met yearning nostrils. The fast paced, piquant Spanish dialect was ambient. The air was warm but not humid, and it folded around me, welcoming me home.                 My ancestors left Spain to join Cortésin his conquest of the Aztecs...

  • Dhanyabaad is a word that I used so much in only two weeks. Dhanyabaad mean thank you in Tharu and the people of Dhurzhanna, Nepal had me using it so much with their outrageous kindness. Living in Dhurzhanna for two weeks was extremely different from living in New York City. Everyone greeted me...

  • Nothing is more beautiful to take one’s breath away than the Grand Canyon. My eyes could only behold a small part of the massive 1,218,375 acre area. This summer I took a trip to the Grand Canyon, where I visited both the North Rim and the South Rim. It was one of my favorite travel experiences,...

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