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  • It just so happens that this past summer was my first trip abroad on a student exchange program to Spain. I was walking out of my school after the bell had rung and saw that I had missed a call on my phone. It was the scholarship program telling me I had received the scholarship to go to Spain. I...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • "I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It...

  • Germany   One of the perks of having a sister who is serving in the United States Army is being able to visit the different places around the world where she is stationed. In May of 2008 I was fortunate enough to visit her in the 7th most visited travel destination in the world, that is, Germany....

    Tags: Europe
  •             Summer vacation has always been a drag for me. There’s no one to hangout with and it’s always too hot. It’s hard to contact friends when I’m always too lazy to call or go outside. Like always, my thoughts for the summer of 2009 were: boring, hot weather, and lazy. But my parents...

    Tags: Pacific
  • I have been on a lot of vacations. When I was about 12-years-old, we had went to Ohio. It was the first time me and my family had went to Cedar Point and I had a blast. My brother Andre loves rollercoasters. There was one particular ride I don't remember the name of, but Andre was in one car by...

  • Turning eighteen seemed like the best thing that has happened in my teenage life. Finally, I would get the freedom that I longed for. Unfortunately, it was not until a few weeks ago when I gave the number the justice it deserved. As my friend, Ashley, and I were sitting on her bed, we decided we...

  • On the day of our flight to California, I almost spilled my cereal all over myself as I saw my mom stuffing extra things into my backpack, making it resemble a bloated balloon. When we got to Los Angeles six hours later, I could barely carry it. It was a relief to dump our stuff off at the motel....

  • Los Angeles, the city recognized worldwide for its glamour, is also well known as a center of ethnic diversity. Throughout its history Los Angeles has been home to immigrants from all over the world resulting in a culturally varied city. Arguably the strongest influence, Mexican immigrants had a...

  • “We have reached Hyderabad, India,” said the flight attendant, “We hope your stay here is enjoyable.” India had always been a paradox to me. I was born there yet I did not feel a connection to the place. I was raised in a western world by parents deeply entrenched in the Indian culture. This...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • Alaska…snow, Eskimos, and igloos, right? Well, not exactly. When I first touched ground in Fairbanks, Alaska, I was completely shocked. “This isn’t the Alaska that I see in movies and on posters,” I thought. There was no snow, for it was only July, and there certainly weren’t any igloos! Everything...

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