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  • I woke up to one of San Francisco’s foggy summer mornings, already excited about going to Boracay, Philippines. My mom was stirring anxiously, readying me for the trip. After an uneasy goodbye with my parents, I joined my cousin and uncle on a 16-hour plane ride to the Diosdado Macapagal...

    Tags: Asia
  • Last summer I traveled to the small island of Roatan, Honduras. Upon arriving I was shocked to see what a drastic change it was from my small home town in Georgia. Needless to say, it was quite a culture shock. Although I was unhappy at first, I decided to embrace the changes and enjoy the week I...

  • I don’t know if it was the dark blue ocean, seamlessly connecting to the sky as if they became one at the horizon that won me over that summer.  Maybe it was the white sand in between my toes that dissolved when the wave collapsed over my tired feet; or perhaps the raindrops that plopped on my...

  •            Rolling hills and death-defying slopes hinted with lush green grass and the multi-colored buildings. This sight cannot be captured in the United States, but only in the beautiful countryside of Italy, a place that I was fortunate enough to visit in an unexpected manner.             A few...

    Tags: Europe
  • What began as a visit to seldom-seen family in Austin quickly transformed into the most inspiring experience of my life. In Southern California, we don’t have this so called “nature”—not like they do in Texas. If it exists, it has successfully persisted in hiding from me for the past seventeen...

  • The class looked exactly like I had imagined. It was small, no place for a claustrophobic person. There were five rows of tables, and each table had six worn down chairs. The walls were old and wearied not only by years but by abuse. When I walked in, the atmosphere thickened with an uneasy,...

    Tags: Asia, Vietnam
  • It took me years to recognize the importance of diversity and customs. As a girl growing up in two cultures, I found my own tradition something to be ashamed of. I was just a little innocent four year old girl when I made my new home in America. I came to love America, but this resulted in me...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • This past summer, I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy with some classmates of mine.  It was not priced for everyone, and I'll admit I was not planning on going at first, but when my parents decided we could afford it, I was on my way.  On June 16th we arrived in Rome, travelled for a week or...

    Tags: Europe
  • The fat white man gave us the last bit of advice: “Rule number three: In Jamaica time is not of the essence. Every meal will be in the morning at noon, and in the evening. The sun will come up and go down around the same time everyday; so don’t say dinner is late or it’s time for bed just relax...

  • What crosses your mind when you think of Canada? It's softball for me. In the past summer I played on a 16U AAU travel team called The Virginia Classics. All that really translates to is a group of dedicated girls going out of town to compete in tournaments, or in this case out of the country. When...

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