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  • I believe that humanity in Italy is full of something America is missing: love and peace. These moral traits contribute other characteristics that reflect outwardly in people. Characteristics such as: hospitality, friendliness, happiness, and patience. As I, and many others have ventured to this...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  •   My name is Misrak Teka. I am going to be a sophomore at South High school in Minneapolis MN this coming year. I traveled to a place called Hunt Hill in Sarona north of Wisconsin. I was at Hunt Hill with a program called RCMS. It stands for Regional Center for Math and Science. The fourth week of...

  • Blue waves crash below me as our plane silently glides towards our destination. I have been to Hawaii many times before in my life, but this will be different. Rather than the typical beach-goers, we are going to see the true history of Honolulu, the side that many hear of in a lifetime but few...

  • On June 18, 2012 my family decided to take a trip on our rented, 36 foot RV down the coast of California from Sacramento. We journeyed to Monterey Bay; a wonderful ocean side and city that impacted me greatly. There is so much to do in Monterey, that anyone who is an outdoorsy, ocean loving person...

  • After we settled into the apartment my grandparents have lived in for years, I was presented with something I had sincerely missed: authentic South-Indian cuisine. Living in the United States and being surrounded by deep-friend, breaded foods has left me dying for spice and flavor. My grandmother’s...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • "Hurricane ike is charging toward the Texas and Louisiana coastline. It's expected to make landfall within hours. Our meteorologists say the storm will bring certain death to people who refuse to evacuate from Galveston Island." Oh that beautiful Galveston Island. I remember our trip there like a...

  • Cancun, Mexico, a place of never ending sunshine and beautiful palm trees. The city where everyone around you is laid back and the lights stay up all night, where you hear the waves crushing against the sand as you wake up. It is a paradise where you can smell the fresh scent of ocean water as you...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The sharp smack of a slippery body being slammed down. Fishmongers yelling out orders in unison like a pirate crew out on sea. Standing up on your tip toes trying to get a better look at the spectacle, you watch in awe as the slimy fish bodies are being thrown left and right. And your heart races...

  •  ‘Ahh. This will be nice,’ my mind whispered to itself. I settled into my seat and the long, twelve hour plane ride ahead of me. “Ugh.” I stared down at my hideously large walking boot. “What?” Victor’s eyes ran rapidly between mine and my boot. I gestured sarcastically toward the repulsive object...

    Tags: Asia
  • I stood on the first floor of the Uffizi in Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, just a few weeks into my semester living in Italy. One specific piece of art captivated me. The nameplate alongside the painting read “Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Holofernes, c. 1620-1621, Oil...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Tuscany

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