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  • Orange, blue, red, yellow signs touting the taxi cabs, the restaurants, the money changing stations lined the airport terminal. The air, an acrid, foreign aroma filling my lungs, left me with an indecipherable wonderment at being 7,000 miles from home in the heart of a country I had only read about...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • Around the world today, there are various individuals who travel for business, to visit family, friends, or maybe even to relocate from their current location. Traveling helps the people to familiarize themselves with the environment. Traveling gives you advantages such as: meeting new people,...

  • On August 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina destroyed the glorious city of New Orleans. This specific date will live on forever in my memory. I remember many of my teachers talking about the devastation, my parents trying to explain things to me, and watching the constant news and stories on television...

  • Moving from New York to Florida- Deltona, Florida no less, was, undoubtedly one of the worst moves of my short life. I was used to the fast paced, hectic, yet wonderful life of a New Yorker. The sounds of car horns and expletives were what woke me up in the morning, much like the strong cup of...

  • I stare with awe as I enter The Grand Amway Plaza Hotel with my dad and sister. As my eyes dart in all directions while I take in the hotel’s overwhelming size and grandeur, I laugh at how greatly it differs from the dull and interminable farmland we had driven alongside during our trip to Grand...

  • Miles away from civilization, camping at Lane Lake in the high Sierra, the conveniences of modern day life were almost completely gone. As I finished brushing my teeth that cold morning a few days into my school backpacking trip, I looked down at my tooth brush that was covered in white mint...

  •  The Keeper of My History My excitement was building as I saw the New York skyline grow bigger and bigger as our plane prepared to touch down at LaGuardia Airport. It is hard to fathom that many of these gleaming skyscrapers had not even been built when G.G. was born.  Who is G.G.? She is my great-...

  • “Gracias” I replied, as a dinner of unknown fruits and vegetables rolled in a banana tree leaf was placed into my timid hand. I flashed a reassuring smile as the native Ecuadorians anxiously awaited approval. At the conclusion of the jungle meal, Chicha, the local drink traditionally made of chewed...

  • Staring at the spires of St. Louis Cathedral I hear a jazz band playing and smell the sugary sweet smell of pralines from a street vendor. It is a perfect New Orleans moment! Across from the cathedral we climb to the overlook and I see the Mississippi River for the first time. It is flat and muddy...

  •            I have heard a vacation allows you to escape the problems that occur in everyday life. For me this escape came in the form of an extended girls’ weekend from Michigan to Tennessee with my best friend and our mothers.      We left my house at seven a.m., and by eight Jordyn and I were...

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